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Articles A - Z by Title

AI Artificial Intellegence- RoBoBo

Bo Nightingale

Assistive Technology

Inspiration and Reward

Hugh Butcher

Bees - The HoneyMan

Geoff Galliver


Bo Nightingale

Canal Du Midi - draft

Bo Nightingale

Dementia - The Sunflower Cafe Odiham

Bo Nightingale

Destination Lucca 2018

Bo Nightingale

Espresso Virgin

Bo Nightingale

Fromage Featuring

Ed the Cheese - draft

Bo Nightingale

Heavenly Princess Hermione Honey Bunny CV2

Bo Nightingale

Innocent Intentions and the

Raspberry Bloodbath

Bo Nightingale

Japanese Knotweed

Thug or Therapy?

Bo Nightingale

Limeuil, France 2016

Bo Nightingale

London - draft

Bo Nightingale

My Sister Louise

Bo Nightingale

Perpignan - draft

Bo Nightingale

Vezere Verses Visitors

Bo Nightingale

Vibrant Villages

Bo Nightingale

Wedding Flowers

Bo Nightingale


Christine Turner


Coming soon.....



War Legacy

In draft

Dear Flynn

In draft

Family History

10 Tips

In draft

Hayling Island

In draft

Ismaili Centre

Coming soon....

James Ketchell

Serial Adventurer

In draft

Magna Carter 800

In draft


Oranges & Lemons

100 Pints of Blood

Coming soon

In draft



Coming soon...

Wimbledon Tennis

In draft

SexBots Coming of Age



Essex Man Writes

Essex Man -v- Science

God -v- Science

USA Elections - A Tie!

Poisoned Christmas Berries

Percy Daltons famous Peanut Company

'I think therefore I am' Essex Man

Thoughtful Words

Lift Spirits....coming soon



This site is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment.

This is Edition 1 v 78

23 January 2019



Happy New Year 2019!


Maud in Italy

And so she continued to traverse Chiantishire embracing the local language and engaging with the local inhabitants whilst unabatedly ignoring her outstandingly total failure to successfully remember a single word of Italian.  This clearly was much to the gross irritation of the ladies at the supermarket checkouts to whom she addressed in multilingual sentences commencing in French - always mindful that she had recently crossed the English channel, then English when French words failed and finally in Spanish.

The use of Spanish was completely unintentional but having heard her own voice uttering mots in foreign parlance passing conversationally across conveyor belt and the familiar sound of the bar code scanner clicks of approval with the passing of each black and white striped sticker it seemed appropriate to use any appropriate noun, adjective or verb from the arsenal within her personal continental lexicon

Not to mention being emboldened by a fleeting moments eye contact and possibly a hint of a smile from to local employee - though in all honesty even she would acknowledge it was far more likely to be a grimace at best, even then her not realising por favor should have been per favore and senora should have been senorita.


Malcolm and the Machine

Veyron’s, Ferrari’s and Lotus Elans may be the stuff of dreams for most mortal men but Malcolm’s TGB mobility scooter was all his wishes in reality.

Summer Seascape Azure metallic blue with all the optional extras and an impressive capacity boot to hold his daily purchases from the local shops, including when necessary, an unbroken 9 pack of super soft toilet tissue, Malcolm was King of the Road.

Evidencing this power Malcolm, at top speed of 4 miles per hour slammed on his breaks. Skidding to halt in the middle of the highway to check an incoming text.
Oblivious to cars, transporter lorries, eco-friendly public buses and even small boys running out between parked cars to save a ball, Malcolm replied to the text, character by character composing a charged, considered retort……… “no”.

Stowing his mobile phone in the Mobile TGB phone pocket he ramped up the acceleration, straddled the double white lines conveniently painted on the tarmac to guide him on his route and wended his way to the Ship Inn for his regular pint of Dandelion and Burdock.



extreme or foolish pride, dangerous overconfidence,arrogance.


WordPress has named its latest update Gutenburg


The Gutenburg Project


There is currently an ironic glitch with the 'Gutenburg Project' website which Microsoft will not display with a message:-

"There is consensus across the industry that the RC4 cipher is no longer cryptographically secure, and therefore RC4 support is being removed with this update."

So much for intellectual freedom.

The Gutenburg project team will be aware of this error and one assumes are working to make their catalogue easily accessible again.

In the meantime, http://www.gutenberg.org/ successfully links to their website (missing the 's' for secure! - visit at your peril!)


The Theory of Men and Golf

How was your golf today?

It was ok but we were stuck behind three old codgers

who took forever.

It took us at least 3/4 of an hour longer to play 9 holes.

Thinking that the three old codgers would have enjoyed their game much more if they were not under pressure from two not quite so old codgers waiting to play the hole next, I suggested that perhaps they should have politely asked if they could play the next hole ahead of the three old codgers.

Well the threesome did offer us the chance to go ahead of them - twice.

Well why didn't you both take advantage of their offer and play at your speed and not the doddering old codgers pace?

That wouldn't help.  

Then there would have been five of us looking for our balls!



Did you know that in writing and typography, the common ampersand - & - is a ligature which developed from the latin letters e and t were combined. The latin word et means and.


A short, sometimes witty, pointed sentence

that expresses a wise or clever observation or a general truth


So we are sitting on a Transitalia train packed with tourists going to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa

He is sitting besides moi, studying a mini copy of an

English | Italian phrase book

With a glint and a smile he said

What do you think il preservativo means

I thought through my catalogue of English, French and Spanish.

Can you say it again?

il preservativo

.... this time a little louder just in case

No, I have no idea.   What does it mean?

il preservativo is....... A Packamac!

You don't mean a raincoat do you?

Nope....... It's a condom!

OMG, you have just said condom in Italian out aloud 3 times in front of all these tourists many of whom will be or speak Italian!

That glint and smile reappeared.




They have a sail in Bristol

A sale?

Yes a sail.

A sale of what?

Not a sale, a sail

What is not a sale?

Nothing is being sold. It’s a sail

If nothing is being sold what is the point of the sale?

It has been sold, they brought a sail

A sail is for shade

Oh not a sale but a sail.

Yes sail as in a sail and no one got hurt.



Beast from the East

and the

Apple Charlotte Catastrophe

I blame him! After three days of the Beast from the East he suggested we should put food out for the wild birds. We have the feline equivalent of an avian Hannibal Nectar and a psychotic canine with all the endearing qualities of Stitch on steroids. I blame the cat for indoctrinating Stitch, a terrier, in the abject loathing of these winged rats who despite his endeavours have consistently escaped his jaws and a fatal neck snapping double reversible whiplash.

Sustenance for Tits, Thrushes and all – except Magpies – was first on my Planet Earth Bird Saving Good Deed list this morning. Trill in absence I creative problem solved with an apple charlotte – that is boiled eating apples and toast crumbs with liquor soaked dog biscuits for flavour – unintentionally adding insult to injury to Stitch. All served on a twice used plastic tray placed out of terrier reach on the patio table.

Now the question is who will scold me first? The RSPB for my avian nutrition culinary incompetence and serving up bird food which a day later remains untouched. Or the RSPCA for tormenting Stitch with an influx of winged rats all looking in dismay at the inedible offering. Inedible that is to all birds but not to Stitch who is running around the garden barking at the birds and driven to distraction with the smell of dog bones that he cannot locate and eat


Saving Planet Earth


All man made packaging goes into the recycling bin

If it cannot be recycled, it should not be made by man



Love them or not they control your world and are around you every day in one form or another.

Marcus du Sautoy presented a brilliant programme

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

These links take you to three snippets from a fantastic programme


What is an Algorithm? How does it directly affect you?

Footie explaining links

Bubble  - v - Merge Sort


Scrumptious fruit using Fujifilm finepix F72 EXR

Passion Fruit, Strawberry and Blueberry Pavlova

Image taken on Fujifilm Finepix F72 EXR Pro Focus mode with Pin Sharp focus for subject and a soft focus background.

Mix passion fruit into the cream and top with fresh fruit.   The passion fruit is better in the cream, rather than drizzled across the top.


Bizarreness Effect

Bizarreness effect is the tendency of bizarre material to be better remembered than common material



Clear Logical Convincing


“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change”

Heraclitus of Ephesus  c. 535 BC – 475 BC) Greek philosopher



The Sunflower Cafe

Tea, Company and Practical Advice for those living with Dementia


Gull posing on breakwater Hayling Island 31 Oct 2016



Heuristics - rule of thumb science



Corollaries example:-

Chocolate = XL

Pain Au Chocolate = XXL

Chocolate Brownies = XXL


Do not spoil what you have

by desiring what you have not

Epictetus, Greek Philospher 55 - 135ce


According to Chris Evans talking on his BBC Radio 2 Show on Tuesday 2 August 2016,

Bees hum in the Key of C


Time is Precious

Waste it Wisely


Gucci use Bumblebees as a motif



"Beware the barrenness of a busy life"

Socrates, Greek Philosopher *470 - 399 bce

Did you know that the three greatest ancient 'thinkers' were all born within 100 years of each other.  Socrates was one.   The other two were:


*b 428 - d 348 bce


*b 563 - d 483 bce

* dates are taken from Google searches.



Adult swans at feeding time at Abbotsbury Swannery, Dorset

Contrary to popular belief all swans are not the property of the Crown

Visit Abbotsbury Swannery 12.00 noon and 4 pm to see the swans being fed.

Look out for the resident Osprey on the far side of the Fleet basin.


The question for humanity is are we prepared for the day the computer says "No"


Baby sleeping at the Odiham Magna Carter 800 celebrations

Who slept while King John prepared to sign the Magna Carter?



Did you know ....that in January 1607 a tsunami travelled up the Bristol Channel?

It is thought to have been caused by a massive land slip around Ireland

Some churches in the area have plaques recording the maximum height of the flood water as it engulfed the region. 

St Marys Church Goldcliffe plaque records the flood water at 3 feet above ground level today.

Another marks the maximum height as 7.74 meters or 25 feet and 4 inches.

Curiously the St Mary's Church plaque dates the event as 1606.   According to Wikepedia this is because they used the Julian Calendar at that time and the new year did not start until Lady Day 25 March.



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Limeuil France Glass Blowers Sign

Glass Blowers Sign

Limeuil France

Dear Flynn

Dear Flynn

Scrumptious fruit using Fujifilm finepix F72 EXR

Fruit Pavlova Fujifilm

Finepix F72 EXR Pro Focus

 Godetia section Sept13 BoNightingale


Aquilegia flower just opened Bo Nightingale

A Bees Eye view of Flowers

King Arthur's of Camelot Quest for Laser Toner Cartridges

Bovril Lolly Sticks

The Wedding Group

An image of one of the All Saints Parish Church Odiham stained glass windows by Bo Nightingale


The Grapevine Odiham


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