Flying Off On Holiday
Window shopping for a holiday is a wonderfully decadent, warming experience, offering all that we can ask for and more in page after page of idyllic looking pleasure. Then there is the romance of flying.
Romance and flying began to disentangle from each other in the late 1960’s, with the first cheap flights and package holidays offering affordable holidays abroad to everyone. Well, in most relationships the romance dies, and in this case, this is where it Continue reading “Flying Off On Holiday”
Recycling All Around Us
The events of twenty years ago, to some of us seem like yesterday, obviously, to some others it could be half a lifetime away, but 1995 doesn’t seem far off, whichever way you look at it. The increase in recycling between then and now has been impressive, whichever way you cut it.
This year saw the launch of eBay, Jarvis Cocker and Pulp chart topped with “Common people”, and Toy story stormed the cinemas. Not long ago, perhaps. The UK recycled around 7.5% of household rubbish, a fact that may be far more staggering than any of the others.
This time also saw the beginnings of a shower of EU directives, which local authorities took up in a variety of ways for a number of different reasons, some truly “green”, some environmentally cheerful, some because it was what they were Continue reading “Recycling All Around Us”
How Google Uses Backlinks
Backlinks are the engine that drives the internet, connects websites and content together and importantly pass relevance information from site to site.
Google uses the backlinks that point at a site to gauge the importance and relevance of a site within a specific category niche.
The more powerful and relevant the backlinks profile is, the higher the page or site will rank for relevant Continue reading “SEO Backlinks Need Backlinks”
An Eye on Alcohol
Alcohol has been with us, in one form or another, for a very long time. In the cradle of civilisation, the lands between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, evidence of wine production and purpose planted vineyards can be seen from at least 6,000 years ago.
There are also indicators that it was in use in both ancient India and China possibly some 9,000 years ago, long before the Romans brought their wine making techniques to Britain.
There are those who abstain from it, perhaps for religious reasons, health, personal reasons, and those either not interested, or plain old just “don’t like it”.
Western societies have in general, taken alcohol to a greater or lesser extent, to be their Continue reading “Alcohol & Driving”
Shopping and the Internet
Has shopping ever been easier than this? Have we ever had choices as wide as this before? Have we ever been at risk of financial scamming like this before?
No, are the answers, because the phenomena of online shopping has only been with us for twenty years, and only in the last ten has really taken off.
Bricks and mortar shopping is seemingly as mature as it can get, despite efforts at “re-invention” from time Continue reading “Online Shopping & The Internet”