Monday, 30 August 2010

I nearly fell off my chair


Last night I was watching a new (at least I think it is new--it was to me anyrate) programme on the BBC called Trackers.

Basically this is a programme where they trace people for you but they also have a financial expert who traces the people to whom amounts of money are owed.

Apparently there are billions of unclaimed money floating around in financial institutions.

At the end of this programme they had invited some people to a gathering in London where they disclosed to them money to which they were entitled.

These people didn't know why they had been asked to attend.

After disclosing some smaller amounts to some people they finished by calling three siblings together.

Imagine my surprise when I recognised them. In factI nearly fell off my chair.(Actually I was sitting on the settee but that doesn't sound so good---"I nearly fell off my settee!")

Anyrate I digress. These siblings are cousins of Sue (my better half) and it had been found that there long deceased parents Bill & Audrey who I had known had a savings plan set up for their children.

This plan had been fogotten about but the financial expert had found it and they now had a share of £25000.

Wow. Great for them. Must remember to give them a ring!! Only joking but I bet they find some "friends" they didn't know they had!!

Thought for today> Do you still keep in touch with you relations?
Joke for today:- Success is relative. The more success the more relatives!
On this day:-
In 30bc Mark Anthony committed suicide at the court of Cleopatra

In 1901 the vacuum cleaner was patented by a Scotsman Hubert Booth

In 1963 a direct telephone line between the Kremlin and the White House became operational

John Beaumont Internet Marketer

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Great Webinar

Listened to a great webinar last night.

All about how to build a six figure income on the internet.

Fortunately I have incorporated most of the advice into my internet business but it still gave me new ideas.

Surprising how we can learn something new every day.

I suppose that is what can keep us young.

The most interesting thing is how building a successful internet marketing business is simple.

Note that I said simple not easy!

The basic principle is simple but putting it into practice is more difficult.

See my website if you would like more information.

Thought for today: What did you learn new today?

Joke for today:- A bear walks into a pub and takes a bite outof the bar. Get out screams the barman we don't serve druggies here. I'm not a druggie replies the puzzled bear. Oh no? says the barman what about the "bar bit you ate"?

On this day 29th August:-
In 1877 Brigham Young the Mormon leader died.

In 1958 Michael Jackson was born

In 1885 the first motorcycle was patented

In 1949 Richard Gere was born

John Beaumont internet marketer

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Found the Family Mansion

Yep true

Sue and I found The Wilderness. What's The Wilderness?

It is the mansion which my great grandfather 5 times removed lived in and I believe built back in the 1720's. If he didn't have it built at least he extended it. I'm seeking more information on this.

From searching family history we found that this gentleman Sir John Pratt was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1718 until 1725 and interim Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1721.

He bought The Wilderness in Seal Kent.

It is a magnificant building now owned by a blind school and we were shown part of it by the director of education who happened to be there.

It has one of the best Georgian staircases in the country.

Afterwards we went to see the local church where there are plaques on the wall in memory of family members as well as stained glass windows provided by them.

Nearby was the family vault.

It was very interesting realising that my forefathers walked in the same spot as me all those years ago.

Thought for today: Do you appreciate what your ancestors did for you?

Joke for today:- What do you get if you cross an owl with a skunk?
Something that smells but doesn't give a hoot!

On this day:- In 79AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii
In 1724 George Stubbs the great horse painter was born

Monday, 23 August 2010

A great weekend

Hi there

Went sailing last weekend. This was a birthday treat from Sue. (my birthday was in March but I had only just got round to sorting out a date! )

This was the first time I have gone sailing in about 30 years and I really enjoyed it.

We went to Brighton and went out on a 27ft day sailboat. Was it rough! There had been a storm overnight so the sea was very choppy. (Thats putting it mildly!)

Besides the skipper we had 5 crew initially but the waves were so bad that 3 felt ill including Sue so we returned to the marina and just the skipper, a young woman and I continued.

It was great.

Think I will take up sailing again.

I didn't do any work on my internet business so will get stuck in again this week.

I wrote another article today and I am getting an average of two a week published on the internet.

Thought for today. Are you glad you are alive?

Joke for today:- Did you hear about divorce Barbie? It comes with all Ken's stuff!

On this day:- 23rd August.
In 1926 Rudolph Valentino died.
In 1912 Gene Kelly was born
In 1940 German bombers began night raids on London

John Beaumont

Friday, 13 August 2010

It's all a question of attitude

Hi there

Yesterday two bits of information came my way which I found very interesting.

The first was that 77% of all new jobs in the UK were taken by foreigners ie people not born in the UK.

One reason given was that many Britons prefer to claim handouts rather that work for a living.

On the other hand there was a programme on TV where a managing director went under cover to see what was really going on with his work force.

During this period he met one of his work force who unfortunately has a rare form of cancer which is now too late to cure.

This gentleman has to travel some distance on a fairly regular basis to have specialist treatment.

Despite this he still goes to work full time and has a very cheerful disposition. Not only that but when he has to go for his treatment he doesn't ask for time off but takes it as his holiday entitlement.

He said that whilst he is still capable of working then that is what he will do.

What a difference in attitude!

Here is one guy who doesn't feel sorry for himself and still pulls his weight in society when others are quite prepared to sit on their backsides and allow you and me to support them.

Thought for today. Are you a player or a passenger? I know which is better for the soul!

Joke for today:- What animals were the last to leave the ark? The elephants. They had to pack their trunks! Boom boom!

On this day:
In 1910 Florence Nightingale famous as the lady with the lamp whilst nursing in the Crimea War died.

In 1946 H.G.Wells died

In 1860 Annie Oakley was born and in 1899 Alfred Hitchcock made his first appearance.

John Beaumont

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Exciting or what? Well it is for me!

Hi there

Found out something exciting this week. Well exciting for me although probably boring for you!

Actually it was Sue who found out this information as she is the one who is more involved in family history than me.

What she found out was that my great great gggggrandfather was a famous British judge and politician back in the early 18th century.

His name was Sir John Pratt (note the "Sir") A member of the aristocracy no less!

He was a Member of Parliament then went on to be Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1721 and was also Lord Chief Justice of England from 1718 to 1725.

One of his sons (the younger brother of my direct ancestor) was created Earl Camden in 1786 and was a personal friend of William Pitt the famous Prime Minister.

He was heavily involved in the discussions regarding taxing the colonies and in fact I believe he was against it. If he had got his way the American War of Independence may not have occurred.

Anyrate its strange how finding out such information affected me. For some reason it has given me much more confidence to build my internet business. Strange really.

Obviously the family went downhill from then onwards!!

Thought for today. Do you appreciate what your ancestors have done for you?

Joke for today:- When flying try to keep the number of landings equal to the number of take-offs.

On this day:- August 7th
In 1957 Oliver Hardy died.
In 1926 the first British Gran Prix motor race was held. The average speed of the winning car was 71.61 mph (115.24 kph)


John Beaumont

He also formed Camden Town a well known area of London.