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A Black Country Sunday ramble


The weather is still very changeable in England. I need sunshine! It was a long winter and then we had snow in Spring. I want to take some photos of this beautiful landscape that we have in the Black Country.


Things you might like to try on the internet

Woden Road Wednesbury

This web page has it’s own URL, that is the uniform resource locator. The URL is like an address where pages and other things are on the internet. You can see the URL in the address bar of your browser. I just went to Wikipedia and got the URL of their wiki  about the subject and then pasted it to make that link at the beginning of this paragraph. Being able to highlight the URL in your browser and then right click and copy, enables you to paste it to other locations.


Cutting motoring costs by planning journeys

Motor Show 206

I wrote about motoring costs in last week’s thrifty blog, but my drive down the motorway got me thinking. I sometimes use Google maps to plan a journey and that can save you time and fuel. My journey on Sunday according to Google maps was 12.8 miles and should take about 20 minutes. It took less than that because it was Sunday and so it didn’t seem far. However, I came back on the ‘A’ roads and that didn’t seem too far either. When I checked the shortest route is just 4.3 miles and it should be quicker! On a Sunday it would have been quicker, but on a weekday perhaps not, going through town. You can click that link to Google maps to see what I mean.


Sandwell or Solihull?

Woden Road Lake


The picture above was taken near my home in Wednesbury, which is part of Sandwell. Six towns make up Sandwell as part of local government reorganisation that made large Metropolitan Areas governed by Metropolitan councils. These were formed in 1974 and many people think it made things worse. Local government certainly became more ‘politically correct’.


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