Monthly Archives: February 2014

One From the UK Somerset Levels!

Been one heck of a time here in Somerset, the floods have been quite awful. We took a short stroll down the lane where we normally let the dogs run.

Sadly it is all water water water. This is the edge at my end. Take a drive some ten miles or more and you will reach the other side. Then again four miles wide and it really is a lot of water.

Whilst taking a walk I snapped one off that appealed to me. It should be green fields. NOT water!

Levels End 2014

No photos, just about eBay

I’ve been a fan of ken Rockwell for quite some time. If you’ve not visited his website you’re missing out! Ken Rockwell writes brilliantly and certainly comes over with great suggestions.

I was sat here tonight wondering why so many eejits had bidded to death a Canon 1.4x extender that I was keeping an eye on. For a long time I’ve hated eBay for the way in which it pulls people in to place bids days before the item is due to end. Now if you’re like me and you go to an auction you’ll stay quiet until the hammer is almost down. It saves you paying too much. The same applies to professional bidders on eBay; they will wait to see what the bidding price happens to be in the final seconds. eBay HATE that behaviour and do everything they can to encourage ridiculous early bidding. Remember if you bid early just to see your name in lights and you really want the item …. You’re just pushing up the bid unnecessarily, and ultimately making yourself pay more! This I have never managed to get my head around. It really is quite ridiculous.

If you spot something just save it to your own ‘My EBAY.’ Sure enough sometimes you cannot be there to bid and I imagine you’ll leave you maximum bid.

So like I started to say about the ridiculous bidding on eBay. And so I wondered if Ken Rockwell might have written anything … AND sure enough the man has. AND what an excellent read it turned out to be. Ken Rockwell must have been in my brain, as what he says regarding bidding and other eBay related issues is quite brilliant and I urge anyone to have a read and then sit back and think hard about how YOU bid on eBay!

Please DO spread the word; that way maybe just maybe, we can start bidding properly on eBay.

The link to Ken Rockwell’s article is HERE.

Bees Are Just Too Cute.

With rain pouring down right now and 50mph winds gusting with 70mph forecasted in the next day or two, what else do you do when you cannot get out with the camera?

So I’ve been tidying files n folders and came across a small selection of files that had been placed into the ‘too delete’ section. This one I have resurrected was originally a landscape, but with much unnecessary foliage and background. Seemed sensible to go portrait bordering on almost square. Anyway, this chap / chapess gave me no end of posed entertainment.

Portrait Bee SPE-signed