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JIMBO’S BLOG/SCAMMERS EXPOSED/GOVERMENT TURNING A BLIND EYE


Hi Guys.

Website for you to look at. http://www.thinkjessica.com

 Welcome to ‘Old Git‘ Jimbo’s blog @ www.miteamshirts.com my personal e-mail is  james@mits-online.co.uk .

The websites are  www.myteamshirts.co.uk and www.mits-online.co.uk

Checkout our   new range of COFFEE MUGS and our   GIZMO  page, WISH LIST  & also our 2/3/4 way team shirts. 

I believe in speaking my mind, regardless of the people or subject.

I don’t hide behind a mask. That is my Fizzog that you can see on this page, so what you see and also read is what you get, but if you like what you read then I would appreciate you clicking onto the ‘LIKE BUTTON‘. That’s all I ask of you.

Since I became a ‘blogger’ I have been very, very reluctant to speak about my personal life.

SCAM MAIL & CONFIDENCE TRICKSTERS (SCUMMERS)

This subject is very close to my heart because I resent the FRAUDSTERS with a PASSION. Read on and you will ‘maybe’ understand why.

When you have read my blog check out this website www.thinkjessica.com and prepare to be EDUCATED.

I have always been happy to blog about some of my experiences and what I have learned from other people’s experiences and then give an opinion (never advice) so that anyone reading them can decide to take a different path/decision if they choose.

What I am about to tell you is very personal and I SINCERELY hope it is of some help if you are faced with a similar scenario, especially if you have an elderly relative such as an elderly Mother, Grandmother or Aunt. Women are the norm but men have also been suckered in. Check their mail for offerings of cash prizes in return for cash payments and check out their bank statements/cheque-book stubs.

Your situation will perhaps be similar but not exact. Never the less it needs addressing.

I said I am very reluctant to be personal, especially about my mother. I have been and always will be very protective of her. She is a rare jewel. So much so that 2 years ago I had the opportunity of being interviewed at home with Mum by ITV with the intention of being televised nationally concerning SCAM MAIL. The ONLY reason I decided not to go ahead with it was because I did not wish to show ‘my Mum’ up on TV. I did explain to her that if she ‘promised’ to stop sending £££££££’s to the Scammers then I would not go on TV. She broke her promise so now you can read the ghist of the SCAM PROBLEM.

www.thinkjessica.com

My mother is now 90 yrs old and is reasonably able bodied and I have been her ‘carer’ for a few years. Mum has been diagnosed as suffering from ‘dementia’. She has lost the sense of logic and reasoning. She goes into town to shop and that is not a problem because her long term memory is not affected. She can reminisce from 80 years ago as a young girl in Dublin, Eire.

For the last 20 yrs she has received ‘SCAM MAIL’ from many ‘SCUM MAILERS’. I say that because that is exactly what they are. They have become more prevelant in the last 5 years.

The ‘SCUMMERS’ which I prefer to call them (it is a more polite description than they deserve) categorically state that you have ‘WON’ £20,000 for example but cannot send it to you unless you send them a payment for ‘administration/processing fees’ which is generally between £15 t0 £40 and they send their mail  from all over the world. Some are even posted from Hong Kong but the cheque has to be sent to the Netherlands because they always put a self addressed envelope in with their mail which (by the way) requires a stamp. Is Scam mail illegal in the Netherlands?

In Law if  a service or goods are offered and accepted with a payment, and that service or goods are not provided then surely that is fraud and breach of contract. When I was studying Civil Law at College I was taught that a contract has to consist of an ‘offer and acceptance’.

Therefore the scammers are offering prize money (which is never sent)  and the suckers are sending payment for it. THAT IS FRAUD which is a CRIMINAL OFFENCE.

Mum must have sent them approximately £20,000 over the years, without receiving a penny in return. Mum does not like me voicing my opinion about them because she classes them as friends, including ‘so called ‘CLAIRVOYANTSAlan Carr, David Phild, Sylvestor Stallones mother and if you remember the 70’s/80’s TV series ‘The Amazing Kreskin‘. They have sent my mother mail offering their predictions under the pretext of asking for sums of money up to £50. They may through this blog threaten to sue me because I have named them. BUT I have the letters (HUNDREDS) to support what I am saying here, so bring it on. Publicity is needed to make people aware of just how HUGE this epidemic is so I will be the ‘guinea pig’.

Parasites can cause disease and plagues. These SCAMMERS/SCUMMERS are PARASITES and LEECHES of the ELDERY and VULNERABLE society. They even have a ‘SUCKERS LIST’ which they sell on to FELLOW SCAMMERS.

Over the years I have intercepted and kept bags full of Mum’s mail from these ‘PARASITES’. I have returned hundreds of letters to these SCAMMERS. Friends have said to me “why don’t you just destroy the mail”? I could do that, but it doesn’t solve the issue.

I have said to Mum, “you are making these people ‘wealthy’ and yourself a ‘pauper'”.

We have recently moved house and things are much better. She does not receive any more SCAM MAIL because it still goes to our last address and the new occupiers will be receiving through their letter box approximately 600 letters per month (we left the address 3months ago) so there are maybe 2000 letters still there.

I fabricated a letter and addressed it to Mum at our present home saying that these scammers had been taken to the ‘International Courts’ and that they had been threatened with imprisonment if they didn’t stop sending ‘fraudulent mail’.

It has made a small difference but she is, I think, having ‘withdrawal symptoms’ from not having any mail!  

I filled a form in for the Post Office asking them to redirect mail to our new address including Mums mail, so that I could again intercept before she got it.

The Post Office told me that I could have my mail redirected, which I have done, but I cannot redirect Mums mail without her written consent.   She also has to be at their office in person so as to prove that I am not forging her signature. Lets face it is she likely to agree to me getting her mail when she looks forward so much to her ‘friends’ contacting her?  I have also been advised to contact a solicitor so as to give me complete control over her money but then where is her dignity if I do that?

The Government are also Political parasites  because the Post Office/Royal Mail makes £millions a year from foreign scam mail. They have at least 3 holding points for returned mail in the UK. Heathrow Ind Est, Hounslow, Middlesex is one, another is Riverside Cargo Park, Colnbrook,Berkshire, another is PO BOX 4025 Slough SL1 0NJ and also the USA PO BOX 12956 KANSAS CITY.

I believe that Australia is coming to terms with it and is actually destroying mail at postal source , before the elderly and vulnerable get the mail and are sucked/suckered in by the lure/enticement/false promises of winning many thousands of ££££’s.

Our Government will not do that because of ‘self interest’ with the ‘Royal Mail’. Does Royal infer to ‘Our Queen’ and the ‘Monarchy?

Is the Monarchy’s name being dragged down into the gutter? Moreover if the answer is yes then is the Queen aware of what is going on?

The Government is earning money from IMMORAL SOURCES via the ROYAL MAIL.

For many years the Government has refused to legalise PROSTITUTION because they say that they would be receiving income generated from an IMMORAL SOURCE.

Isn’t that exactly what they are doing with the Scammers and their FRAUDULENT IMMORAL BEHAVIOUR?

If one of the Queens Commonwealth Countries ie; Australia is prepared to stamp  these fraudsters out then why can’t our Government follow suit? Self interest again.

If your opinion is that what I have said is hearsay or just my ‘opinion then check this website out below and it will ‘OPEN YOUR EYES’.

www.thinkjessica.com

Marilyn is the lady who set this website up several years ago because her mother was obsessed/engulfed similarly to my mother, but worse.

They are addicted similarly to gamblers and alcoholics

PLEASE FOR YOUR OWN BENEFIT visit the website  www.thinkjessica.com 

That’s it till the next time.

You can always say hello and like my blog (if you do).

Take care and be kind to each other

‘Old Git Jimbo’

 

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POLICE TRACING MOBILE HACKERS OK/POLICE TRACING STOLEN MOBILES NOT OK,


Hi Guys.

Welcome to ‘Old Git‘ Jimbo’s blog @ www.miteamshirts.com my personal e-mail is  james@mits-online.co.uk .

The websites are  www.myteamshirts.co.uk and www.mits-online.co.uk

Checkout our GIZMO page, WISH LIST & FUN RELATED SEXY & RISQUET  t-shirts, & also our 2/3 way team shirts. 

I believe in speaking my mind, regardless of the people or subject.

I don’t hide behind a mask. That is my Fizzog that you can see, so what you see and also read is what you get.

I believe in being contentious because it’s likely to invite a reaction/response.

Rarely do the guilty parties respond. Although when you think about it, their lack of response is sometimes considered as an admission of fault/guilt.

STOLEN MOBILE PHONE

A few days ago my mobile phone was stolen. I reported it to the police. They said they could do nothing about it, but would inform me if it was handed in.

I have a problem with why we can’t get our mobile phones returned.

Motorola V66 mobile phone

Motorola V66 mobile phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If rogue reporters can HACK into our phones, then surely the police can MAP the LOCATION of our phones.

I have a SUGGESTION to the POLICE, MOBILE  PHONE COMPANIES & INSURANCE COMPANIES.

FIRSTLY

The Police have a duty to the citizens of the UK.

The mobile companies sell/rent the phones to us.

The Insurance Companies receive/accept our money to cover the loss of our mobile phones.

SECONDLY

The mobile phone business is a MULTI-BILLION pound industry.

I think it’s time that all 3 groups get their heads together and resolve how they can help to return the phones to us.

The Police will say that they have better things to do than tracking a mobile phone.

The Mobile Companies will be wringing their hands with GLEE because it means a HIGHER TURNOVER of phones being purchased/rented.

Presumably the Insurance Companies will gain the most, because they will receive more £££’s from us for  insuring our phones because to own/lease a phone is less than our insurance costs.

THIRDLY

Anyone who has lost or had their mobile phone stolen knows just how demoralising and incovenient it is.

All our contacts have gone. Our pictures of family, friends and special occasions have gone, and in some cases VERY PERSONAL INFORMATION.

I was fortunate that after I contacted my Virgin Media 

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provider to inform them of my loss I checked my account online and was relieved to find that there hadn’t been any calls made, except for a couple of blank texts’ sent to a friend who happened to be in Tenerife. I saw the transactions online and called him. That is when he told that he had received 2 blank text’s from my mobile phone. It’s a pity the thief/thieves didn’t make a call to one of his/their  friends instead because then I would have had a chance, through the police of tracking him/them down.

If I had been a suspected criminal or terrorist, I’m sure the police would have known of my whereabouts and noticed after a few days that I wasn’t following the usual pattern of activity.

I can just see the scenario of a criminal or terrorists’ phone falling into the hands of a small time mobile phone thief/thieves and the armed Police SWAT squad raiding his/their home at the crack of dawn while still believing him/them to be the terrorist they had been tracking.

He/they would probably be screaming, “IT WASN’T ME GUV“!!!

That would be great because, to you thieve’s  ‘WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND’.

That would be ‘POETIC JUSTICE’.

While on the subject of mobile phones, I am moving house in a weeks time, and my provider is Virgin Media.

The company that Sir Richard Branson bought is a company that has changed ownership and  ‘brand names’ over the years. I have been  loyal to the same company  that he bought for 18 yrs.

I have the full package with Virgin Media which consists of, Broadband, full TV package, landline phone and 2 mobile phones which all cost about £110 per month.

I checked my post code to see if I could have my set up changed/moved to my new address. Unfortunately Virgin Media is not street cabled where I am moving to.

There are about 40 semi-detached and detached properties where I am moving to, and they are all business people who spend a considerable amount of money on similar systems that I have, but not with Virgin Media. I know because I have a few friends who live in the same close.

I recently watched the Parliament channel and the politicians were debating the future access of Broadband etc., into Rural areas. I live in the Town of Chorley and can’t get cable. Chorley has cable, but not where I am moving to.

I am having to arrange for BT to give me the same package that I have had with Virgin Media.

I wonder if Sir Richard is aware of neglected Urban areas that are not street cabled but that BT are.

All they do is run the cables along side BT’s so what’s holding them back? Is it the fact that his staff haven’t the foresight that he has?

I know that Sir Richard has read my blogs so hopefully he’ll read this one and realise that there must be many, many more areas that he doesn’t have cabled.  Having said all that  I sincerely think he is the right man to run the NATIONAL LOTTERY FRANCHISE.  

That’s it for now, so until the next blog, take care and stay healthy.

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

BLACKBURN ROVERS ARE DOOMED!!!

JIMBO’S BLOG/DOES SEX SELL?/GREEDY POLITICIANS AND BUSINESS FAT CATS


Hi Guys.

My blog addy is www.miteamshirts.com.

Yeah I’ve really got my own dot com addy, can’t believe my luck.

My personal e-mail addy is James@mits-online.co.uk , and ladies, I love your e-mails but please don’t get so personal. Behave yourselves. I’m an ‘Old Git’.

Okay let’s get down to business and do some plain speaking which I do quite often. If you can’t then I can and will for you.

Those of us with websites hope to make money. That’s usually the norm’  but not always. Some want to send out a message to people less fortunate than ourselves. Some websites want to combine both together.

At www.myteamshirts.co.uk we also want to combine business with caring for others.

You have the contact details now to be able to get in touch, to ask for advice or just to give your opinions. I have large ears so please get in touch PLEASE.

Websites are www.myteamshirts.co.uk/www.mits-online.co.uk

We people with websites are in a unique position to help each other by just clicking onto a LIKE BUTTON. If you are just visiting a website or reading a blog from curiosity or for info’ PLEASE BE COURTEOUS and leave a comment whether it’s good or bad.

I leave comments on a regular basis and ALSO TRY to leave a FAVOURABLE remark. We all love compliments, and I am no exception.

I’m gonna’ question your motives now.

Which part of my HEADING  led you here? Was it the SEX INNUENDO, or POLITICS and BUSINESS?

I’m going to cover both briefly, after all you don’t want to be brow beaten.

 POLITICS and BUSINESS

I am not a  politician, although it has been said that I should be, but then what do I know?

I speak my mind and I so wish that politicians would do the same, and not ‘toe the party line’ or the WHIPS. (The sex comes later).

It seems to me and friends I talk to that the ‘majority’ of politicians just offer ‘RHETORIC/WORDS’ and are paid approx. £70,000 per year for not doing very much except showing themselves up, like kids in the playground, particularly the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition at Prime Minister’s question time each Wednesday at 12:00 noon.

Why is it called question time? Questions deserve answers. Have you ever heard them answer with’an ‘answer’?

I watch regularly the ‘Daily Politics‘ on BBC TV and even Andrew Neill (the best) and Jo Coburn (2nd best, sorry girl) can’t get answers from them when they’re on the show. A great show by the way. ( Give me the £10 later Andrew).

There are too many high profile people in POLITICS and BUSINESS whose prime concern is to make EXHORBITANT amounts of money regardless of who is on the receiving end.

Ok, low interest rates are the worst this generation has encountered and the business ‘ELITE’ do create wealth, which in turn creates jobs, but sometimes it’s just for pure greed.

They are already MILLIONAIRES. How could you or I spend a million sensibly?

My only exception is Sir Richard Branson who wants to run the National Lottery for nil profit, and pass on the ‘PROFITS‘ to CHARITIES’.

Why has he been passed by?

Read a previous blog of mine on that matter. I’m too big to be a terrier but I am like a dog with a bone. The trouble is, although Sir Richard has read my blog on the subject, he has yet to reply and say “leave it alone Jimbo”.

DOES SEX SELL?

I’m not going to discuss sex but, will show you examples of some SCREEN PRINTED SHIRTS that we at MiTeamShirt have been asked to supply.

Don’t judge us by the shirts you see.

I’ve spared you certain one’s such as sexual positions.

Some are risque, but we are grown ups so make your own mind up and give me some FEEDBACK. PREFERABLY give me SOME ORDERS.

Take care and stay healthy

Old Git Jimbo

MR BEAN MISSES MR SUGAR AND MR BRANSON AT THE LONDON O2 ARENA FOR BUSINESS 2012


Give me some comments/Questions

Would you buy a shirt off this 'Old Git? (Joke ok)?

Hi Guys

Obviously you’re on my blog @ www.miteamshirts.com .Our website addresses are  www.mits-online.co.uk  or www.myteamshirts.co.uk . Our e-mail address is info@mits-online.co.uk

I would like to know wether you enjoy reading a particular blog or not. The best way you can tell me is by replying and making your comment. I will try to make it easier for you. In the next few lines below you will see some text that you can just COPY and PASTE  and put into your REPLY/COMMENT.

Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view.

I would just like to keep you all upto date in our desire to improve our business and service for our customers by various means available to us.

I commented in my last blog on the prospects of travelling to the Business 2012 at the O2 Arena London, 18th-20th March and meeting business ‘icons’

  Sir/Lord Alan Sugar and

  Sir Richard Branson.

 

My business partner Chrissie and this ‘Old Git’ decided to travel down to London in our beautifully converted BT van/mobile home so as to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of having no restrictions 0n our time in London.

In the past we have encountered so many electrical problems with our Mobi. We thought we had eliminated any previous problems. We bought the Mobi already converted and did not have a diagram of the wiring and what all the switches and taps were for or what ran what?

We bought an ‘invertor’ which as far as I know is meant to convert/transform 12 volts into 240 volts from the battery so the power is evenly distributed to whatever appliance is running, ie TV, kettle, fridge, lights etc. There are 3 ‘brand new’ batteries on the Mobi, including what is known as a ‘leisure’ battery.

We had pre-booked onto a caravan site in the historical hamlet of Battlesbridge, Wickford in Essex.

There are 2 great pubs there at either side of the caravan site.

 The Hawk Hotel is  100yds from Battlesbridge Railway station which connects at Wickford for London, and has great staff who are very pleasing in their attitude to serve.

 The Barge is a local Village Pub and we found the staff very friendly and willing to serve with a smile.

We arrived at our destination at 6pm after having set off at 12 noon and covered 245 miles from Chorley, Lancashire, having previously made a 1/2 hour pit stop once we had passed Birmingham for coffee and in my case cos I’m a ‘lanky so and so’  a leg and ‘numb bum’ break. We were desperate for a coffee, so used the gas for the kettle. We also had an electric kettle for when we hooked up to the onsite electric box.

This is when our MR BEAN  scenario really kicked in.

We had a 25 metre length of cable with male/female socket fittings for our Mobi and site connections and the plan was to hook up to the onsite system and supposedly all would be ok for our first night.

EUREKA!!! Yeah that’s what we thought also if your reading this as I’m telling it.

We were looking forward, for the first time ever, to having an electrical connection from our mobile home to an onsite electrical facility.

Sowwwww we plugged in from the Mobi powerpoint to the onsite system and ……..NOTHING.

We couldn’t figure out why  there wasn’t any power from the onsite system.

Even our INVERTOR wasn’t working anymore. In fact each time we tried to use it, it kept showing a RED light meaning it had tripped out.

Hindsight, as we all know, is a wonderful thing!

What we didn’t realise was that an Invertor and a live feed do not go well together.

The onsite direct feed had actually blown out and fused the invertor, so it was useless and still is. It was no match for the live feed.

So, “in theory”, there’s always plan ‘B’, right?

‘NO’

Luckily we had a flash of inspiration and decided to unplug the invertor, and as a result, we were then getting elecricity so all was well again and that was plan ‘B’.

We wanted to get some work done on our laptops on our first night and we had been told that there was onsite Wi-Fi…..but…..the signal was very weak.

We mentioned this to the site Manager ‘John Bedford’ (who we have the utmost praise for), and he suggested that we move our mobile a bit closer to where the strongest signal was being sent from, which was a few yards away from where we were sited.

SO, we started to reverse our mobile home a few yards backwards so as to get a stronger signal.

I held and fed the cable so it wouldn’t become fast while Chrissie reversed the Mobi.

UNFORTUNATELY, what happened next seemed to be in slow motion. I saw the cable get stuck under the front wheel and before I could shout out WHOA !!! the cable fitting was RIPPED out of the outside of the Mobi and was in irrepairable pieces. DISASTER ONCE AGAIN!

We were demoralised, to say the least.

Now we DEFINATELY  had NO POWER.

We phoned John (for the third time that night) and he came round and lent us a power cable because ours was now unusable or ‘knackered’.

So we were up and running once again.

I did tell you about the ‘MR BEAN script’, wellllllll there’s more yet.

We had turned off a couple of TAPS under the sink and then planned on cooking some food.

We lit the gas cooker and it was aflame for a couple of seconds and then went out. I won’t repeat our ‘vocals’ but we were well ‘P’d’ off.

However, because we had prepared for the journey, we had brought along a new full bottle of gas. We changed the bottle which had a different connection to the replaced one and tried to light the gas. NOTHING AGAIN!!!

We were completely bemused! If this had been a MR BEAN episode we would have probably split our sides with laughter but, our situation was reality and not fiction.

We phoned John the site manager (fourth time since our arrival). All we got was his voice mail because it was his deserved night off.

After all he had already gone out of his way to lend us a fresh input/output mains lead.

We had a flash of inspiration for cooking SOME FOOD. We still had electric and an electric kettle. We also had eggs and a packet of Chow Mein noodles in the fridge.

So Chrissie prepared noodles with boiling water and I suggested that we boil the eggs in the electric kettle so that is what we did, so at least we didn’t go hungry, I think that is called improvisation.

By the time we had eaten, it was 11 pm and too late to go to one of the Pubs ‘cos I could have murdered a pint. Fortunately, and prepared again, I had a bottle of Bacardi and a large bottle of Coke and Chrissie had some Vodka so we had a couple of much needed drinks and then crashed out for the night.

The following morning we headed into London to the O2 Arena only to be informed that Sir Richard Branson and Sir Alan Sugar had both appeared the day before. Major disappointment!

Undeterred, we carried on and attended various workshops and seminars including a great one on Social Media for business by ‘front man’ Chieu (not Fu Man Chu) sorry Mr Chieu but couldn’t resist that one. He represented Huddlebuy.com and by the end of the day we were disappearing under a mountain of paperwork including brochures, leaflets and flyers.

A few hours later the security men were ready for throwing us out so we had to leave – by now we were starving so we headed for the London Diner outside North Greenwich Station, where we had some great, reasonably priced food served up by Minhaj with whom I had my photo taken for the record. Highly recommended.

 

Two hours later we were back at Battlesbridge, still without gas but at least we had lights! And booze! (Alchoholics Anonymous we are NOT!). Duh!

After an evening of brainstorming (what else are you supposed to do in the middle of a field??), we hit the pit after deciding to call it a night, wondering what tomorrow would bring apart from a long ride home.

Tuesday morning arrived and the first thing we did was check our battery power on the Mobi – it was not looking good. We rang John (again!), who said he would come round with his car and jump start us. (We did remember to bring our own set of jump leads so were prepared for the eventuality).

5 minutes later he turned up in his old site van with one wing missing but at least it had a good battery!

We connected up to this and….twenty minutes later…..still no power to the engine!

By now John’s “battlewagon” was starting to overheat so he left it to cool down while we considered our options.

Suddenly, one of us had the brilliant idea of trying to charge ourselves up (NO NOT US PERSONALLY) using one of the two batteries under the bonnet ( for the Americans who I know follow my blogs, that’s the hood)  to charge up the other one. Strange idea I know, and we didn’t know if we’d end up blowing ourselves up or not, but frankly, by now, we really didn’t care!

So, we disconnected from John’s battery and connected our two front batteries together with the jump leads. Chrissie tried the ignition and……HALLELUIAH!….IT WORKED! Like a dream! VROOOOM!!!!

Finally, we had solved the problem that had been challenging us ever since we bought the Mobi – where was our power disappearing to and why? Now we knew….all that was wrong with our Mobi was that there had been a bad connection between the two front batteries which meant that one of them hadn’t been charging up fully and that was why every time we used the 12 volt lights, the batteries were draining.

Shortly after, John returned and was surprised to see that we were up and running! We mentioned to him that we still had no gas and he introduced us to Mr Fixit “a man who can”, Fred, who lives on the site.

Fred came along, armed with hammers and spanners, pliers, adjustables and anything else you can possibly think of from his workshop. He asked Chrissie if there were any cut-off valves or taps inside the Mobi and she said “no”.

Fred, who is about 70 years old, spent approximately two hours, clambouring backwards and forwards over a five barred gate to get to his workshop, and tweaking taps  and adjusting fittings, putting three new jubilee clips on the piping, and tightening up all the loose nuts. We tried the gas again….NOTHING!

Then, SUDDENLY, just as it was beginning to look as if we were being invaded by aliens, or perhaps even another MR BEAN, or something, Chrissie had a flashback. She remembered previously turning the taps under the sink unit when she was trying to improve the water flow. Could it possibly be that these taps had nothing whatsoever to do with WATER????

Sheepishly, she turned the tap back on, and tried to light the gas. HALLELUIAH, once again! WE HAD GAS!!!

It was left to ME to explain to Fred that the gas was now working. He scratched his head a bit trying to work out what he might have done to make it work again, and we didn’t have the heart to explain to him that he had just wasted the best part of two hours servicing our gas pipes!!

Well now Fred, you know the truth! And thank you so much for your time! SO SORRY Fred, you are a diamond! Every camp-site should have a Fred!

Before we did finally set off back to Chorley, we decided to walk around with the laptop to see if we could get a Wi-Fi signal. We did….only to find out that Sir Alan Sugar had NOT been to the O2 on the Sunday as we had been informed. He actually went on the TUESDAY!! So we had still missed him, thanks to our Mobi, electrics and gas problems, and all!

We where back home in the early hours of Wednesday morning 21st March after an ‘adventure’ that could quite easily have been scripted by the writers of ‘MR BEAN’.

Take care for now and catch you soon

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

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