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Carnival time today! #photography

Yes, it is the Wednesbury carnival today, so I’m scheduling a post to publish before I go. I missed posting yesterday because I was keeping up with the news on my investments. Regular readers will know I’ve been having a terrible year but this week there are signs of improvement and I’m back making money. I’m also cheerful because it is carnival time!

carnival time

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Enlightenment: the pursuit of wisdom

I stopped writing about finance on Fridays because money is simply a means to an end. I enjoy photography and the experimentation that means I can create art using my camera. Anyone can create art, all you need is a pencil. Creating art that will tell a story and be popular is more difficult. Part of the difficulty is understanding what people relate to visually. Enlightenment isn’t just about learning and knowledge it is about understanding. Young people can learn and acquire knowledge. Older people combine knowledge with understanding and strive to fully appreciate the world we live in.

BRUNSWICK PARK - enlightenment is appreciating what you see.

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Legends of Darts

I’m going to the Legends of Darts evening at Mecca Bingo (Wednesbury) tomorrow night. I haven’t had a good week and so a night out could be just the thing I need. I used to be an addicted darts player, playing just about every night. Due to illness, I struggle to walk far now and can’t throw the arrows but I can at least be a spectator and as I can’t throw, I can at least shoot a few photos!

legends of darts

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Putting value on what you have. #life #art

I went to a hospital appointment yesterday and came home disappointed that I wasn’t offered a promising treatment for my health problems. It does mean I will have to change my plans but it isn’t the end of the world. I know people with much worse problems and disability. I’m keen to get more involved in art and next year’s art festival but maybe I’ll just have to accept I can’t do so much. I’ve already slowed down and adjusted somewhat.

art festival

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Value your eyesight. #ramble

It is Sunday morning and so once again I let you into the labyrinth of neurons and share my thoughts with you. My glasses are still in the opticians and so I am looking at a blurred computer screen and hoping for the best. I still have distance glasses so I’m able to find my way around and drive but not being able to read is really annoying. You really do need to value your eyesight.

Value your eyesight

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How to have great ideas? #ramble

How do you have train your mind to have great ideas? How do you make life interesting? Tony Highfield, our local historian was telling me about all the awards he has won and how he gets involved in the community. He compiles books, researches history and gets involved and he said that is why we are different. We take a risk and risk the ridicule if things go wrong. We don’t sit at home thinking about it and talking about it, we get out there and take a risk. This inspires our thinking and we even take risks in the way that we think. We imagine and then we try to make it happen. There are people who can’t do anything without lots of support and when it all goes wrong they blame someone else. You have to be brave enough to try new ideas but you also have to be brave enough to accept the blame if it all goes wrong.

having great ideas

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Life and money #finance #life

I have decided not to do any stock market dealing for a while and think more about making life better without spending lots of money. I still keep accounts though and a check on how much money is coming in and how much is going out! I’m pleased to say more comes in than goes out so I can consider other things in life. Life and money, which is more important? Of course, having a good life is more important.

life and money

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The next priority #life

I’m still taking a break from writing about finance and investments, it is no longer my top priority. I don’t see any great investment opportunities. I’m fairly sure there will be small interest rate rises on the other side of the Atlantic but for now, I can’t see much competition between nations for investment money so interest rates here will probably stagnate. That means we are unlikely to see a rise in the value of the pound against the dollar. Opportunities could lie in watching for takeovers of British companies especially FTSE 250 companies but I don’t see an obvious target yet. In dollar terms, most FTSE 100 companies seem over-valued. Anyway, it is time for a cute picture:

setting your top priority

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Allusions and illusions #ramble #life

It’s Sunday morning and so once again I’ll share my thoughts with you. What’s on my mind this week? Allusions and illusions. Yesterday, it was that royal wedding. That was an illusion of grandeur but there were complex allusions in play too.

Wednesbury allusions

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Experiments in art #challenge #art

It is day 11 of the #TheJanuaryChallenge of #64million artists. Today’s challenge is quite a good one, it is try something new. I think about trying something new most days. Yesterday, I tried to create some new images using money, fivers and pound coins to be exact. I also did yesterday’s challenge using money. Yesterday’s challenge was to make something with an A4 piece of paper. Ended up with this:

art challenge

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Creative thinking about life #creative

Usually, on a Thursday, I write a post about being thrifty and saving money but it is quite easy these days to shop around and get the best price by using the internet. There is lots of advice on the net about saving money, too. When I started this blog I decided to make it more like a magazine than a blog about my life and the things I do. I have decided to make it more like a blog now and write more from experience. I employ a lot of creative thinking in my life so that will make a better subject for my blog.

creative thinking about money

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New year and so some new plans #ramble

So it’s 2017, I wasn’t expecting to live this long or I would have looked after myself better. Last night my phone said ‘emergency calls only’. I thought maybe the network was overloaded with people wishing each other happy new year. It seems the sim has developed a fault. I have ordered a new one online. My new year isn’t off to a very good start.

new year 2017

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Hanged, drawn and quartered #comment

It is the 5th of November, remember? We are supposed to celebrate the failure of Guido Fawkes and co-conspirators attempt to blow up parliament and the King in 1605. You might instead prefer to reflect on the barbarity of their punishment. They were sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

hanged, drawn and quartered

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The autumn equinox 2016 #seasons

It’s the autumn equinox tomorrow when the day is split equally into light and dark and my landscape photography becomes a little more challenging. In fact, I’ll probably do more indoor photography.

Autumn colours

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Because they are worth it? #philosophy

We’ve all seen those simpering L’Oreal adverts with the fake smile that accompanies the “because I’m worth it,” quote. These over-paid stars actually try to convince themselves that they are worth their obscene rewards. They might think they are worth it, but do they feel they are worth it?

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Retirement in Wednesbury #lifestyle

This is where I live, it is Wednesbury, in the heart of the Black Country. It isn’t the prettiest place on earth but it is where I’ve lived most of my life. Now I’m enjoying retirement in Wednesbury.

retirement in Wednesbury

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Insanity? #ramble

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. It really doesn’t matter that there’s absolutely no evidence that Einstein actually made this statement; it’s still a great quote!

Insanity

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More lies and statistics #thrifty

Why do we shop around and try to save money? Why do we invest and try to increase our investment and savings income? Are we right to feel financially insecure? Judging by the lies and more lies being bandied about in the run-up to the European referendum we are right to be worried.

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Tarnished image #Saturdaysatire

Tarnished image or green and pleasant

Britain’s image as a green and pleasant land has been turning into a  tarnished image for quite some time. Now there is a nasty nationalist fever sweeping the land as the referendum on Europe approaches. This fever seems to be headed up by the infamous nastiness of Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Gove, aided and abetted by those  creepy clowns, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. (more…)


Memories #life

The Black Horse Wednesbury memories

I spent many hours in this pub in the 70’s and 80’s but I have few memories of those evenings. Perhaps it is the alcohol, they say it affects memory. It is supposed to mimic those brain chemicals that help control memory. (more…)


Status symbols #thrifty

status symbols

We are all aware of status and we all pander to it to some degree. Jeremy Corbyn may deny he uses status symbols when he dresses down to attend parliament, but on the street, it is a different story. At those left-wing political rallies, he dons his left-wing rebel leader outfit and looks more like Che Guevara than a serious British leader; which is a little worrying. (more…)


Quick decisions #life

quick decisions

Quick decisions

An aeroplane and the moon in the same picture? Sometimes in life, you have to make quick decisions and take uncalculated risks. My decision to snap that photograph was on the spur of the moment but it worked out well. (more…)


St Georges Day 2016

STONE CROSS  St Georges day parade

Yes, it’s St Georges Day, when we remember the debt of gratitude we owe to our patron saint for slaying that pesky dragon. You couldn’t do it today, there would be an outcry from the animal rights groups. They would be parading with banners denouncing the dragon slayer and trying to protect the dragons from extinction. (more…)


Geeks and photography #life

Geeks don't always own teddy bears

Socially inept?

I checked with Google the definition of the word geeks. The definition is an unfashionable or socially inept person. A nerd is very similar. These are American expressions and so not to be taken too seriously. I think geeks are drawn to computers and do take up photography. Owning a teddy bear is optional. Taking photos of your teddy bear is bordering on the weird… (more…)


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