Monday, 13 October 2014

My very LONG TIME AWAY from blogging!

I have been away locked in a fight with a doubled maze known as the Mental Health Service. Every effort to understand the service or structure has been defeated. It seems that the service countenances neither individual differences nor ethnic/cultural behaviours. In addition, medication has upper hand over counseling or cognitive behavioral therapy. I am away for 'workaliday' of two days to wind down and recharge! Fancy, work and being away from those supposed to make a person well has now become a better avenue for relaxation and wellness! 
This may well be the beginning of my bringing up hidden health issues that need to be discussed openly so that a solution can be found. 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Trying out my new Aweber form

How I spent an entire day creating an Aweber form that disappeared! I had an Internet guru help with another Aweber form that was spectacular. It looked so easy... and I felt so stupid!

Only problem now is that Aweber form has also disappeared!

So I have decided to try again and post a form below and, hopefully, I hope you all will put in your best email and name so that I can, at least, send a thank you note for helping to test it.

Happy days!!

Friday, 9 August 2013


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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

I've found a great global concept!

I believe it will take the world by storm...

Imagine a GLOBAL MALL where we use the weight of our membership to get discounts; get instant cashback right onto our cards (end to the silly paper annotations or stamps that go missing and never claimed, end-of-year vouchers for only £7.00 that dictate what to buy!) and vouchers that are only valid for use in JUST ONE SHOP or a handful of shops! Imagine that cashback card is valid worldwide and in all shops...!!

This global concept would help small retailers and the masses worldwide safely ride out the recession and impending depression!

Imagine... making calls globally for free! Imagine being paid to use and share this apps... this apps that put money into your bank account! That is Flex apps!

Ladies and gentlemen, I've just found a great global concept!
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Thursday, 20 June 2013

It is official...I am now a Grandma!

Hey, I am back.
I took time out to be a grandma! Yes, it is official.

It is a rare experience awaiting the arrival of one's first grandchild. It was as if I had never experienced child birth...and I have had to go through it four times. Yes, four times as an African woman and with all the attendant dangers inherent in child birth in Africa!

It was an excruciating wait!
Waiting impatiently with the 'grandfather-to-be' for the phone call to indicate: She has arrived!. And it is the first time in my life of marriage that I experienced togetherness...

Let me end here, in celebration, with this video:

Happy Viewing!

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Senior Teenager Locks Horn With the Economist

Again I am on the road to London... oh me and wanderlust! An early 6am start with a brisk walk past my first Bus Stop on Gloucester Road before my bus showed up. It is weekend and I have the Senior Bus Pass. Yes, that very one I told you about in an earlier blog.

The card that allows me free transport passage in my region but is not valid for the Tube in London, as if my age changes from 60 years to 50 once I go past Reading or when I use the Tube instead of the Bus!

The conductor looked again at me and at the Bus Pass. Fortunately I haven't yet hidden all my greys with my usual red-black hair colour. Some greys still showed so he did let me onto the bus hesitantly.
Great start!

First port of call: my Aunt who is in hospital awaiting coronary by-pass. She was looking better than some of the many stressed-out people I meet in my foray into network marketing! There is something about the UK that saps people's energy. Young-old ones, jobless and all sporting the only disability I can recognise... I smell it from ten miles away. The 'quitter' disability. This was what made me think of buying a book or magazine to read in order to occupy my mind on other more pleasant things.

Enter the 'The Economist' of April 27th - May 3rd 2013' headlined 'Generation jobless' and subtitled 'the global rise of youth unemployment'. It seems to be all down to lack of jobs. The article focused more on describing 'joblessness' and on some select countries' statistics, the financial crises, the banks; businesses not employing (the usual stuff). Why don't we ever call a spade a spade and spell it all out as it is!

We have joblessness as an issue because the vast majority of us failed to move with the times. By this I mean...failure to accept the fact that education and a few other things, including financial management and funds generation etc need to be changed to match the rapidly changing social, technical, economic and industrial process. To my mind, education is the chief culprit!

The 'what' is taught and the 'how' it is taught have lagged behind in all disciplines (My God, all teachers and tutors will now want my scalp!). But hold your peace... I believe that society dictates what is taught and, to a degree, the how! So who to blame really? The system or the clients of the system.

The fact is that we are caught in-between 'the changing of the guards' (transition) period. And this period is characterized by new emerging technologies, driven by the few nature-select, inspired ones who have had the freedom to explore their creativity and open up yet more innovative technologies. On the other side of the divide is the 'old way of doing things' embraced by the rest of us who refuse the changing developments and/or are afraid to venture out of our comfort zone! Not to mention those who, in any case, have always been mere observers of life.

Because of the new situation, we need to engage and nurture creativity, not wanton permissiveness. We need a system that encourages different views and positive experimentation. Not a system that turns a blind eye to experimentation in drugs in all its forms. Not a system that only rewards one for towing the line blindly or a system where the more outrageous one's behaviour, the more of a celebrity one becomes! Not a system that makes it difficult for the corner grocery store to do business and turns a blind eye to harassment of people. I believe that economic depression ultimately results when people have no urge to produce or create incomes or use their creativity.

I tend to accept what my sister always said (bless her): 'if they won't give you work, create work for yourself'. Alternatively, emulate the man described in this anecdote (courtesy of the Rees family): A poor unemployed Chinese, gathering all he had and only able to afford half a melon, bought a half melon, selling slices of it to passers-by for cash. He repeated the process until he could afford to buy a whole melon. Continuing the process, he was able to start a melon business!

Friday, 29 March 2013

It’s All Online Now, Baby!!

Jobs are scarce… and if one is lucky to be employed, there is no longer the job security of yesteryears! In addition, money is tight. Worse, our parents, the baby boomers, have just found their purses emptied …

The world population is fast out-pacing our ingenuity to make provision for it. Even technological advancement has been overtaken! The only thing population has not and, methinks, cannot overtake is the Internet! Internet is the almighty knowledge and information base of our times. There is no information that the Internet cannot provide.
Businesses are fast adopting the virtual office model; even physical classrooms for schooling is not an absolute necessity. Virtual this and virtual that has arrived: All Comers affected!!

How to avoid being left behind in this fast-moving Internet Age?

Get on the Internet: join an opportunity; get an experience; have a monetizing online presence. There is a lot of scam on the Internet. True… one has had to kiss (if you are like me!) many frogs to finally meet the 'Prince or princes' of Internet businesses! Considering the frustrations and the drain on one's finances, it is better to find an honest and truthful ‘frog-kisser’ or two and learn from their experience. The information gleaned should point to what one should look for and where to look.

It is obvious that online business is giving traditional business a run for their money. And one doesn’t have to be a graduate to start an online business or ‘frog-kissing (if you like to call it so). Some online businesses do not need any money paid outright to join. One simply refers and gets paid and, by accumulating those earnings, one can pay to join as a full member! I cannot mention specific Online Business opportunities here. That will be free advertisement and PR!

So find a way to discover the ones to experience.. and there are quite a few good ones around changing lives for the better. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention! And I mean legally...

It is advisable to start your business, as part time, right from school! Do you remember running errands or being a paperboy for pocket money? Well, your first foray into online business is the 'paperboy experience' of our times! Try it out. You see, until a new Einstein appears to help point the way forward to health and sanity in every spheres of human activity, the Internet is the only way forward.Go surf and see for yourself.

You may fail. So what? A failure or two is good life lesson and part of education, after all.

By graduation, YOU could be the Einstein we are all waiting for!

Come on …get on board! It’s all online now, baby!