Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Young Wimps

Hey the snow is falling, well if it was rising we would all be in trouble!!

As usual there is talk of schools closing etc etc.

When I went to school in the 1940's and 50's my schools (junior and grammar) never closed once. At senior school I had to cycle 5 miles every day and we were still expected to be on time!

Can you here the violins in the background?

Plus the winters were more severe on average than now

Just showing how tough we were!

Expect it's all to do with 'elf and safety today.

Thought for today:- Are you a toughie or a wimp in life?

Joke for today:- A good way to save water is to dilute it.

On this day:- 30th November

In 1900 Oscar Wilde died aged 46 in poverty.

In 1874 Winston Churchill was born

In 1835 Mark Twain was born.

In 1986 Admiral John Poindexter and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North were sacked

In 1936 The Crystal Palace burned down

John F. Beaumont

Monday, 29 November 2010


There is a great quote in my diary today.

It was by Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) the famous English physicist and mathematician.

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"

What a great quote! Here is a man who is accepted by most as being one of the greatest scientists of his age pointing out that he couldn't have done it without great mentorship.

I love this quote because it gives an insight into a great character. Sir Isaac didn't take all the kudos for himself but gave praise to others.

Also it points out that we all need help from others however clever we might be in our chosen field.

Thought for today:- Do you have mentors? Do you acknowledge their help?

Joke for today:-Learn from your parents mistakes. Use birth control.

On this day:- 29th November

In 1864 150 Native American Indians, including women and children,were massacred at Sand Creek, Colarado by US Cavalry. They had already surrendered and were unarmed.

In 1832 Louisa M. Alcott best remembered for Little Women was born

In 1898 C.S.Lewis author of the Narnia boooks was born.

John F. Beaumont

Friday, 26 November 2010

Beautiful day

Just got back from taking Owen for his walk. It is a beautiful, crisp frosty morning with a bleak sun shining. Lovely

Yesterday I signed up for some new software to help with my business. I was a bit annoyed initially as after I purchased it I then had to buy an add on. After that there was another bit I had to buy and so on. After the 3rd add on I decided I'd had enough!!

Why do people do that. It may get them more money in the short term but long term this lack of integrity will back fire on them.

Anyrate enough of my gripe let's get positive as life is too short to moan.

Thought for today. Are you compromising your integrity for short term gain?

Joke for today:- Does the name Pavlov ring any bells?

On this day:-26th November

In 1832 New York got it's first streetcars. Horse drawn

In 1922 Charles Schultz was born

In 1939 Tina Turner was born

John Beaumont

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

How embarrasing!

I sent a broadcast to my list about an offer from Damian who is one of my mentors.

It's quite a good offer actually (I wouldn't have sent it otherwise!) However my internet protection system is advising me not to open the link because of potential problems. Oops.

This won't do my image any good.

Still hope it will be sorted shortly.

Apart from that a good day actually.

Thought for today:- If nothing sticks to Teflon how does it stay on the pan?

Joke for today:- I used some stripy toothpaste, Now i have stripy teeth.

On this day 24th November

In 1991 Freddie Mercury died

In 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald was shot

In 1859 Charles Darwin publishes the Origin of the Species

John Beaumont

Monday, 22 November 2010

They are back!


My fair or rather foul weather friends---the birds!! No pun intended!!

After several weeks of hardly seeing any they are back with a vengeance. All sorts although strangely the blackbirds have not appeared yet.

Yesterday a whole "flock" (I don't think that is the correct term) of starlings between 20 to 30 strong descended on my bird feeder. It looked like a rugby scrum!! Just wish I had my camera handy.

Costing me a fortune in bird food! Still well worthwhile seeing tem.

Thought for today: Are you enjoying nature?

Joke for today:- What would Geronimo shout if he jumped out of a plane?

On this day: 22nd November

In 1963 President Kennedy was assassinated.

In 1718 the notorious pirate Blackbeard was killed

In 1943 Billie Jean King was born and in 1967 Boris Becker enterred the world.

John Beaumont

Friday, 19 November 2010

Why do people quit too easily?

Hi there,

Whilst swimming yesterday I was musing about some of the other people who go swimming on a regular basis.

I have been going regularly twice a week for over three years to my local swimming pool but cannot recall anyone else who has also been going there so long.

There are a few people that have been going for some time but most seem to come along and swim seriously for 2 or 3 weeks then completely disappear never to be seen again.

Obviously some of these people may have moved, gone elsewhere etc but most just quit.

The same thing seems to happen with starting most projects. There is a lot of initial enthusiasm which after a while wanes. I suppose it is because we all expect instant gratification these days.

Thought for today: Do you have the stamina to keep going especially if things get tough?

Joke for today:- What's the use of happiness. It can't buy you money.

On this day:- 19th November

In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Cape Cod.

In 1828 Franz Schubert died.

John Beaumont

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Ouch! Having to pay out again

Hi there,

I've just had to pay out £1200 to have the damp sorted out at my property in Sunderland. It's

cost me a fortune this year. A pity really since we had to decorate earlier but hopefully the damp

proofing will not mean too much redecorating. Still you can't expect tenants to live with damp


I hope the 30 year guarantee won't be needed!

Yesterday I watched an interesting new video from John Assaraf about changing your life. Very good.

Thought for today:- Are you enjoying life? If not why not?

Joke for today: A man walks into the doctors. I haven't seen you for ages says the doctor. I know replies the man I've been ill.

On this day:- 17th November

In 1796 Catherine the Great died

In 1558 Queen Mary Tudor died

In 1869 The Suez Canal opened.

John Beaumont

Friday, 12 November 2010

The Loughborough Fair

Yep it's that time again.

Every year around armistace day we have the annual fair come to Loughborough. Doh! If it's annual it will come every year!!

Yesterday when I went swimming I watched the staff putting up the rides. It was very windy and I was very impressed how they went about it.

The whole of the centre of Loughborough is cordoned off and some very big rides are set up.

It's amazing how technology has brought about even bigger and more complicated rides each year. The cost of some of them must be in the millions bracket.

Still at least we still have the coconut shies etc for the oldies like me!!

Hey what am I talking about I'm not old just a mature youngster.

There have been some very interesting developments in mynetbiz with some exciting new products about to be launched.

Watch this space!!

Thought for today; I hope you are keeping up with all the new technologies coming forth. Great isn't it? I hope you think so.

Joke for today: Did you hear about the new "divorced" Barbie doll? It comes with all Ken's stuff.

On this day:- 12th November

In 1847 the first public demonstration of a new anaesthetic was given in by Sir James Simpson, Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh. It's common name? chloroform.

In 1660 John Bunyan was jailed for preaching without a licence.

In 1929 Grace Kelly was born

In 1944 the German battleship Tirpitz was sunk by the RAF


John Beaumont

Monday, 8 November 2010

The leaves are falling

Hi friends,

Well autumn is definitely here now (or fall as our American friends would say)

Interestingly most people assume that fall is an American term when in fact I believe it is olde English. So the English changed their term and not the other way round.

Actually I was listening once to an expert on language who said that if Shakespeare can back from the dead he would be more at home with the American accent then the English since it is the latter that has changed over time and not the American.

Mind you there are so many different dialects anyrate and presumably Shakespeare would have spoken with a Brummie (from Birmingham) accent

I listened to a Webinar the other day given by yournetbiz and they have a very exciting new product coming on to the market shortly so watch this space.

Internet marketing is developing at a fantastic rate now. Difficult to keep up with it!!

Thought for today:- Are you keeping up with things and developing yourself or are you stagnating?

Joke for today:- Some cause happiness wherever they go: somewhenever they go. Oscar Wilde

On this day:- 8th November

In 1980 John Lennon was murdered in New York

In 1941 Britain, Australia and the USA declared war on Japan.

Regards John Beaumont Internet Marketer