Gaberlunzie had a rather hilarious experience recently and as it involves the important issue of savings, he feels like sharing it. He has a current account with his bank (not owned by itself but is part of a larger group) and he thought it time he opened a savings account. Accordingly he made an appointment to go and see the bank about opening one.
Such a stooshie over bonnie Eilean Donan Castle being pictured to advertise Irish castle visiting!!
Gaberlunzie had a wee spier into Google, who is currently punctiliously labelling his picture as Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish.
As Capgemini revenues are forecast to drop by almost one-tenth when the HMRC Aspire contract expires in 2017, Gaberlunzie has been intrigued by HMRC’s visual roadmap approach for 2015 and beyond. Below you can see how the 2014 roadmap panned out too!
"For Argyll" has been quick to note that The Barn Owl appears to be one of the front runners in a search for a national bird to represent the spirit of the United Kingdom, adding that “Apparently we need to be in competition with the cocky French and the rapacious Americans." He concludes “As this is about perceived national character, the Bard/Barn? Owl could hardly be very appropriate: inscrutable, opportunist and effectively two-faced”
Ten day countdown to a total eclipse of the sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. This will be the deepest eclipse in the UK since 1999 and not happening again until 2026. Lerwick will be a prime viewing site. Though as Gaberlunzie seems to remember a lot depends on the cloud cover and rain/snow of course!
Gaberlunzie always pokes through what the editor spikes and seeing this was determined to rescue it. The unknown artist who has been leaving amazing works of art in Edinburgh libraries and whose works have become attractions in their own right. It has become an internet phenomenon and the (believed to be lady) creator has agreed to work with contributions from the public to construct a new work. Gaberlunzie suggests you go see all the existing sculptures and then reach out!
Gaberlunzie stuck out in the sticks with very slow satellite download, gave up on trying to get his hands on the Ultimate Social Network Cheat sheet : >[ and instead went hunting for Google images. It’s just such a consoling and cool hoard of graphic information there!! So Now he can offer you an Infographic on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn. He also found you the etiquette for Social Media Business, or what is good to do and what not to do!!! And if you are a trend watcher who wants to catch up on what’s in store for social media in 2015, you could try registering with Citrix whose David Smith explores “Top 10 Trends Impacting Social Media in 2015” tomorrow for 30 minutes at 11am
Gaberlunzie says have your pick of two items involved with TV for Mother's day. For some fated reason (Ides style) Kannuu is partnering with UK and European multiple systems operators to make online TV searching increasingly intuitive.
Gaberlunzie from his lovely location in sunny Spain has taken pity on his editor - although she has no newsletter scheduled for this week and has the whole of Scotland’s beautiful Peatlands surrounding her, covered with woolly jumpers well equipped to keep out the cutting north wind!!
Accordingly he offers her, his friend's (with the inexhaustible sense of humour) graphic and wisdom in general on politics as well as his personal take on the luscious differences available in cherry conserve or jam.
Some might be tempted to say it was a slow news day for Viber, others, more charitably would say it's the start of the “silly season.” Gaberlunzie’s only comment from Spain to date is its very expensive to send texts and he’ll catch up when he gets back.
Gaberlunzie, as with everyone else in Scotland doubtless, is celebrating the recovery of ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey, who received an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from survivors of the disease, to make a full recovery and been discharged from the Royal Free London Hospital after a three week stay in the isolation unit.
Gaberlunzie (born in Rangoon and even sharing a ward with the Prince of Burma in the then Dufferin hospital) before the approaching Japanese led his mother to hop on the last troop ship out, and his Dad to leg it into India) is delighted to see that Simpson & Brown have produced a blueprint for the conservation of Myanmar's largest British built building. Such fantastic architecture!
Thync justifiably won its first award at CES to kick off the new year! With previews for almost 100 business leaders and journalists, who had fun personally trying its Vibes for energy or calm - the effects that were greatly appreciated at a busy trade show like CES.
Gaberlunzie, watching the editor faffing about over taxes, was sent this by one of his best overseas laugh-a-day friends. As he's healthy and pondering how to raid his pension to escape from his bank, he finds this quite an intriguing approach to how to have more fun than in a nursing home. He welcomes all ideas on how it can be done without shooting anyone!! Too much of that malarky already for his liking!!
Gaberlunzie thought you might enjoy a relaxed look at beer and wine now that 2015 VAT and Self Assessment are breathing down your neck! As his editor has opted to have a strategic bad cold (timing is all!!) he is having to put in some extra hours and so is indulging himself!
Gaberlunzie was sent a blissful new infographic that shows what favourite childhood toys from the 80’s & 90’s are worth now - perfect for christmas (and great starter for placing your bets on current toys values in 2045!!
Gaberlunzie always in love with the failed whale of Twitter, was digging around for photographs, to be greeted by a Bad Panda pic out of the blue! Having an idle moment for once, he opted to hunt for Bad Panada
Gaberlunzie has been pondering parcels which are expensive, competitive and have lots of vans taking up space on overcrowded approaching Christmas roads. So when he got his 12 mailing tips he almost binned it. Then he thought, well someone might find it useful though his page layout requires cutting the tree into three so you can read it. Never worry, it'll be much easier to get into the bins that way!! He's pleased to hear that trees are being grown for Christmas rental and hire and can be returned to go on growing as trees!
Virgin Media yesterday calmly opted to withdraw services in some Edinburgh regions without any forewarning. Its 150 number did not connect to any humans, but merely cut the line to all TV, phone, computer service options. However a considerate Gyle Centre Virgin Media worker suggested the use of 151. There at 10am the automated voice sang Virgin praises and how it was working at offering the best and fastest broadband service, eventually conceding that that the service in one Edinburgh location could only expect to be reconnected some time after 3pm in the afternoon.
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