This is my website and on it you may find , News, Gossip, Scandal and Excitement.
But don't hold yer breath !
My Wall is for easy posts from my phone,
Pearls of wisdom buried amongst piles of twaddle !

My Blog is for deeper more meaningful drivel.
The whole site is really a test bed for things and may disappear in a blink of an eye,
As may I.
Nice streaming station.
Listener supported.

Radio Paradise.

Or you may prefer Brian FM

Streaming good music from a crappy little building
in downtown Ashburton, New Zealand.
Plays through a few apps also.
Shoutcast Radio Player
and Tune in.

The Odd Folk

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My nephew is in a band !  Nice website, contains tracks info and stuff.

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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:34

Phone groans

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My phone died !
Just like that. Kerplunk thud.

It didn't actually make that noise, it was silent.
Battery went from 10% to 0 in a blink.

Plugged the charger in, no indication of charging, Left it overnight.
Nothing, zilch, nada.

So I ordered another one, same make but newer model. Motorola.

Well I liked Motorola, one of the first range of phones I installed in cars and trucks.
Note the tense *
Monday, 05 April 2021 11:34

Easter weekend

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Easter weekend.
Sunshine but very cold wind.
No snow yet.
Reading the Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.

Still not over the moon with the way this joomla works.
I would prefer a wall with a few. Modules.
May go back to the drawing board.
Stay safe and please keep your distance !

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Thursday, 04 March 2021 08:06

Whatsapp / Signal / Telegram / Jami ?

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To be honest, I have never been overly concerned about message privacy or encryption
Unless it involved money or card transactions, I always thought if it was on "the internet", It was like being in a crowded pub talking to a mate!

Knowing how easy it was to eaves drop on landline telephone calls, I thought of it as an ever present risk.. Then we got an Alexa !
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 07:55

Morning sky

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Tuesday morning.

Tuesday morning
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 07:31

Strange days

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Just a note to establish the fact that my site still works and we, ( me and Mrs Tim ) are still wick.

We went to say goodbye to a friend the other day, We had known this lady for close on forty years.
Although we didn't meet often we were "old friends", The last time we called at her house we were welcomed in and had a good long chat.

Sadly her heart gave out and she died at home.
The funeral was at our local parish church with a restriction of 30 mourners inside, there was a speaker system set up in the church yard for the dozen of so of us outside.
Not ideal but the best allowed.

I think without covid and the uncertainties that exist, the church would have been packed.

Nice eulogies , but hymns with us not singing seemed odd.
The fact that we couldn't have a drink and a chat to the family was a shame as I always think it is a major part of the grieving process.

I just hope I live long enough to escape the restrictions so any old friends who out live me can have a dram and tell stories .
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:39

Spoilt for choice

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So where to go and which app to use.

Telegram. Nice app, allows the creation of HUGE groups and large file transfers.

I have a blog type page there
My telegram wall thing !
as well as a messenger bit so you can comment or send me a message.

I am now using Signal as my intended replacement for whatsapp, Although my whatsapp account is still live and working , Whatsapp say they will delete accounts if you dont accept the new terms and conditions, I wont be doing that.
If you dont know about those changes then look on your web browser for info.
Friday, 22 January 2021 15:50

Yet another blog !

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Well it is one thing having a blog, Quite another keeping it upto date.  Bloody time consuming is what it is !!
However, This is another script called K2 and it is running on Joomla.,  But I digress.  I thought I would share my thoughts on a great messaging app I have been using for years.

It was so good, I remember subscribing to it when they had the option to pay,  It was very cheap and if everyone had chipped in the two or three USD they were asking, then perhaps they wouldn't have had to sell out to facebook.

I am talking about Whatsapp as you probably guessed.  A brilliant app and over the years we have created family groups, Work groups and even our street group.
Saturday, 02 January 2021 12:12


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I found the previous layout a little clumsy to edit and post,
So despite being advised not to by the Facebook based joomla group, I have installed K2,  a blog script.

Even though the previous layouts were set to blog mode as it were, they were still faffy.

Imported posts from the other categories and discovered we have some duplicates.

Will make some changes over the next few days.

Oh and I have really fallen  out with Google.
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 11:59

Testing stuff

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Hope you all had a safe and peaceful Christmas !
Please note the use of the word CHRISTMAS not bloody Holidays !
Also we give out Presents, NOT gifts.

Anyway, I am testing a few things on here, So I might break the site and therefore you will never know why.

But just in case I dont wreck it entirely, You have a chance of knowing what happened.

I have a back up so I should be able to restore if everything goes to splodge.

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