Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Thursday Challenge : “STORM (week 1 of 2)” (Dark Clouds, Rain, Lightning, Hail, Snow,…)

Haven’t done this for a long long time and as such not doing justice to my blog , so thought of taking the easy way out and posting some more pics just to keep this blog running ..

I was off to a Wedding of a friend in Llandudno , it was perfect sunday morning to start with and within minutes it turned from   This

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to This

 

and finally …

 

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It was a bit of a Chaos..

 

I have been trying to book some tickets on-line recently  and realized that it is becoming a real challenge to book tickets on-line or maybe its my age :). People say that on-line booking is very easy , it also is the new trend but there are some aspects of on-line booking I just don’t understand..

The first being What is this new thing you have to do.. Type a PHRASE or what they Call CAPTCHA , it’s like a challenge or  some sort of literacy test that you have to go through before you can actually go on to book your ticket, Look at the pictures and select a few with common themes, or a collection of letters hiding behind each other, as if we are playing hide and seek game. ..

So you have to copy that word in a new text box exactly same, you copy it – you press the OK button – it comes back saying NO .. they don’t match.. TRY AGAIN..  someone like me gets stuck on that page for half an hour , so much waste of time for a damn ticket which is supposed to be on-line the fastest mode of booking tickets.

What gets me more is when it comes up with all these options or Suggestions , especially with a slogan People who bought this also searched for this etc etc, I mean how does it matter to me what people searched on, none of my business. All I want to do is book or buy a product on-line, Why do I need to know about other stuff, If I want than I will go to their website or search for them.

Another thing that makes me cross is the address page,  You have to fill in your name your surname your first line of address etc etc, the fun starts when you reach the last column that says COUNTRY..  You press the drop down button it has hundreds of countries (Have you noticed how many names there are)…

Since I live in England I have a real battle because you go down the line to find the country called England, it’s not there 🙂  I try for Britain or  great Britain that is also not there , I have to scroll down to the bottom to find united kingdom, Why do I need to do that I mean is it not common sense that when I am logging into a website which has a web-address of lets say ABCDEFG.co.uk in the end, then that .co.uk is a BIG HINT to tell that there is a high chance of me living in UK, so why is that box not auto populated with UNITED KINGDOM, and if I have to change , I can always press that drop down button and change.

The other day I did a search for cinemas in Leicesterit brought me list of cinemas in Leicester, I isolated to a cinema near me Leicester again when I tried booking and putting the address the country drop-down had every country , NOW tell me who in their SANE mind will be coming from  INDIA or Afghanistan to watch a movie in Leicester surely the country in the list should be the local country, I mean I have selected a local cinema in Leicester which is in England and the first country that comes is Angola or Afghanistan so who is sitting in Angola early in the morning and saying  “hmmmmmmmmm  I’m thinking… I am going to watch Kong Skull Island in Leicester today, because I  am so sick of my local multiplex cinemas.. I will go and watch a movie in Leicester and this is for an afternoon show today at 2:30 p.m. Can anyone get there from Angola for 2:30 p.m. Show today ”

Anyway so once you put your address , next thing you have to do is put your e-mail address on the booking form not once but TWICE.. as they want you to confirm the e-mail address that I have typed … HELLLO I know what my e-mail address is, I’ve been using it for the last 15 years why are you testing me on my own e-mail address..

You have not asked me to confirm anything else, You did not ask me to confirm my name, my address but I know why they want you to confirm e-mail address.. More on that in the next post ..

 

I just wanted to post something its been so many days since I last posted .. How have you guys been

 

 

Hello Everyone first of all thank you all for the well wishes and the emails , messages etc etc .

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I have a small little proposal here , thinking of working for myself ,starting a small little venture So Am looking for some talented young people who are good in Programming.  We have a few clients here who want a system written, Which I have already started on.

So if anyone can refer Hard working-Capable- Loyal people who know  C#, Asp.net , Sql Server or even if they have skills in PHP using open source , etc etc Then I am looking to hire a couple of people who can work remotely in India and who can be trusted to work without a lot of supervision, because I don’t have time to supervise them at moment neither the funds to Hire a Supervisor.

Please do send your contact details etc. so we can set up some Skype meetings and take it forward.  I am planning to come to india shortly for the same purpose as already have a few people lined up.

The reason I am asking openly is because Since I am starting new I can’t afford to be duped hence all you lovely people refer me some genuine people.  I have heard a lot of stories how things have gone wrong for some who have earlier tried to set up something like this back home.

I will spec the project out and also can send over the work that I have done so far, I just did not get enough time with full-time work and my part-time stuff. But this project is very important and I am in process of signing on about a dozen clients, hence the need to send work offshore so it is completed on time.

A good opportunity for new graduates to try their skills.

Thursday Challenge : “LOTS” (A great quantity of anything…)

Well its not a GREAT quantity but I am sure it can still fall under Lots when considered what these guys are doing ..

After being in various ups and down in the past couple of years .. I have realised that LIFE has this circle with me .. Two years of peace then TWO years of upheaval. This has become a routine now since the last decade, 2010-2011 were bad , then 2012 and 2013 was a Blisssss again everything went downhill.. BUT I also have this little philosophy which seems to be tested every now and then that without these ups and downs life would be so BLAND..

BUT.. please god I have had enough of all that , I want a Easy simple Carefree Life .. whatever is left of it 5-10 years or as much, need to have a NO TENSION life.. 🙂 hope someone is listening .. Anyway here is ONE good thing that happened after this in 2012.. I got another one In April 2015.

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Linking this to ABC Wednesday .

I noticed the following while coming back

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Two things to talk about even if it is Wordless Wednesday 🙂

1. Someone will have a huge dent in the pocket paying all that Fines.

2. But on other hand I Also feel what on EARTH , is the city council paying the Traffic wardens for , They should be confiscating the car and towing it away RATHER than putting Penalty tickets on the Windscreen. Shows SOMEONE is not doing his JOB properly tooo.

I guess take Two to tango 🙂

I hate going to doctors but as many of you already know I have had to visit the GP a lot of times recently due to one reason or the other, I found the below picture very amusing , could not figure out what they were trying to tell us .. Have a look

do they mean that people between 71 and 77 are immune to shingles ..

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The queens jubilee Medal.. Thank you everyone for the well wishes ..

PS:- I am sorry I have not been able to reply to all the comments .. Will do so at the earliest ..

Contest and Award :- What do you see … (3)  I have finally got to declaring the 5 winners of the contest, I know its taken a long time , as it was tedious for me to make name slips of everyone who gave the right answers and then asking a colleague to pick up 5 names .. 

Thank you all for participating and it seems Everyone has almost got the answers correct, So after much deliberation and talking to a couple of blogger friends , I thought The award will go ot the First Five who commented.

Clapssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss– Drummmm ROLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSssssss… TAAAAAA DDDDAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

1.  The other side of Life

2. Deepak Karthik (I remember the threats you gave me , of burning everything is you don’t won, I got afraid toooo ) he he he h

3. Simran

4. Rosy

5. Swarnali

Please do accept this award as and when you get time, I will email each of you on the email address you have used to add the comments..

Thank you for participating

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They say its not the winning but the participation that matters .. SO Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to come and read the post and comment too, so here’s to all of you ..

Thank you All..

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On the post  Bikramism’s What to do for Fun:) .. part 4 I had promised to tell what Two of the list I have been involved in , well here it is I have done

1. If it’s a general store or a big food shop, What we can do is Get some  boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they are not looking.  

This was at the Birmingham airport, One of my friends was getting married and we were to go for his stag do to brussels, It was an evening flight, which got delayed by 4 hours , we had already had enough to drink so there was no chance we could have drunk more and allowed to board the plane , so we thought of what we can do which will be funny, When my turn came BOOTS (the pharmacy in the departures lounge) looked very inviting and some of the boxes of condoms found their way into the que of people standing to be served .. HOW they reached there I have no idea .. I was drunk so I don’t recollect he he he he , blame it on the alcohol .. nothing to do with me

2.  Get into a fitting room, shut the door, wait awhile, and then Yell very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’

This was again on of those stupid dares, nothing worth telling other than the face of the guy standing in front of the changing rooms was worth taking a snap shot of my friends said , Also I was told by a few of you who have emailed me that I should have taken one of those prank scents , that gave out a smelly smell.. to have made it more real.

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Last but not the least the Guest Post The Little Children of India  I had given for Rachna Parmar of Rachna Says  got picked up by blogadda as their Tangy Tuesday pick.

I would like to thank Rachna for giving me the opportunity , and thanks to all the lovely people who read that post and commented there, If not then do have another look.

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Well there you go all in all a very good last week  and a lovely start to the month of june I guess 🙂  other than off course the crappy weather we are having , which is making me go mad. It been raining os much , I guess the few days of sunshine that we had a week ago was the summers for us in UK. Please do pray that we do get some sunshine. I am so looking forward to all the flowers and plants that I have sown to grow, they are all being over watered and i fear a few more of these days and they will all be spoilt.. the lupins have flowered but the wind has brought them down to the ground … We need SUN..

Hope you all are having a great JUNE …

Tell me What can you see in the Following Video.. 🙂 Have a look at this video, I hope you can see. Lets see how many can get it .. and No it is not a trick question …

If you can dream, and not make dreams your master… IF.. Do watch this one ..

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I also have been awarded a couple of times and I have been trying to find a good time to put them on..

First one is from an excellent blogger and a good human being, RAHUL who blogs at  Cognitive Amalgamation, He had put up a contest on questions regarding Mahabharta I gave some answers and VOILAAAAAAAAAA  I won, I might have forced him to give me this award .. he he he  and Here it is ..

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PAGAL hain Kya ?!!? Where CD .. AKA Confused D blogs has given me another award and Has written some lovely things about me .. I am always honoured by those who come to my blog , read what i write and then also given me an Award .. So THANK YOU SO MUCH… SO VERY MUCH.. C.D.

I have done what is required to be done for this award here 🙂