Thursday, 28 October 2010

Whats in a name?

Hi there

Got thinking about names again today.

When I was at school (back in the dark ages!) we always had nicknames for the teachers and most of our fellow prisoners oops sorry pupils.

In fact I was always called Percy or Perce. I don't know why but even today if I ran into anyone I knew from school they would call me Perce as I don't think they ever knew me as John. Strange isn't it?

Actually if you had a certain surname then you would be likely to be called by the first name associated with that name. For example all Wilsons were called Tug, Clarks were always Nobby, Frosts were Dusty etc.

You don't find that now do you. I wonder why not? Answers on a postcard please!!

Listened to a great Webinar this evening from the six figure mentors group of which I am a member. Very interesting. Will help me with my internet business no end.

Thought for today: What have you learned new today?

Joke for today:- Here's to alcohol-the cause of and the sokution to all of life's problems. Homer Simpson

John Beaumont

Monday, 18 October 2010

Being a true Brit

When it was Chris's birthday I bought him a card about being a true Brit.

We both thought it was very funny. Hope you do too.

Only in Britain can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in Britain do supermarkets make sick people walk to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in Britain do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET coke.

Only in Britain are there disabled parking places in front of an ice skating rink.

and finally:-

Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish Pub for a Belgian beer then on the way home grabbing an Indian curry or a Chinese takeaway, then sitting on your Swedish furniture watching American t.v show on a Japanese television.

What is so funny about it is that it is sooo true!

I think that this is a hang over from the Empire days when we got used to everything foreign.

Still at least we can laugh at ourselves!

Thought for today. Can you laugh at yourself?

Joke for today: Why was the Egyptian girl worried? Because her daddy was a mummy!

On this day 18th October
In 1989 San Francisco suffered an earthquake.
In 1922 The BBC was formed.
In 1931 Thomas Edison died

Best wishes
John Beaumont

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Splashed by my 96 year old "girlfriend"

Hi there

When I went swimming the other day just as I was about to enter the pool I was splashed by a 96 year old lady.

This "youngster" goes swimming 2/3 times a week the same as I do so I see her regularly.

Isn't great that at 96 years old she still keeps herself fit. Sure she only "potters about" now but even so it must be good for her.

Hey but not only that she still has fun. I hope that when I'm 96 I will still be able to go swimming and that I will still have fun splashing other people.

I'm busy writing more articles about my internet business. If interested look me up under whoisjohnbeaumont.

Thought for today: Are you still enjoying life? Are you having fun or is stress ruining your life? Hey lighten up and go splash someone.

On this day:- 14th October

In 1066. The battle of Hastings took place when William the Conquerer defeated Harold thus changing the course of history.

In 1977 Bing Crosby died

In 1947 the sound barrier was broked for the first time.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Poor Owen

Hi friends

At present we are having a new bathroon installed and as there is a lot of mess etc I have put Owen (the mad English Spaniel) into kennels.

The trouble is there have been a few problems so I have kept putting Owen's release date back!!

Hope he will forgive me..

I haven't posted a blog for a few weeks as I have been on holiday. In fact the bathroom was going to be done whilst we were away but as usual "the best laid plans of mice and men" went astray.

The main reason was that my step-daughter Jill sudenly went into hospital with DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which was very serious although fortunately she is now on the mend. As her husband Tim was doing the bathroom for us this caused problems. That's putting it mildly!

Any rate it is looking good so it will be great when it's finished.

I'm still working hard on my internet business which is now going well. I've joined The Six Figure Mentors Group which is really excellent.

I'll be posting an update about it as soon as my nice new website is ready to go, so keep your eyes peeled.

Well I must get ready to go off for my swim. As I'm not taking Owen for walks at the moment I'm putting on weight.

Thought for today: Are you appreciating your friends and family? It is quite frightening how they could suddenly be taken from us

Joke for today:- Success is relative. The more success the more relatives!!

On this day:- 5th October

In 1954 Bob Geldof was born

In 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus first episode was shown on TV

In 1930 the R101 airship crashed with the loss of 48 lives.

John Beaumont

Internet Marketer