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Friday, May 04, 2007

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So, I tried to post to blogger using my mobile phone yesterday. As you can see from the lack of any post: that didn't work too well.

So much for new technology.

I'll be using the good old PC from now on. They can put a camera, a videocamera, a keyboard and even a windows operating system on the phone but what's the use if you can't even post from the middle of nowhere.

I still love my new phone by the way.

For those readers in England (and maybe other places in the world) it is the May Bank Holiday weekend starting in a few minutes when everybody leaves work. It should be a nice one looking at the weather reports so I've come up with a couple of ideas for those of you who are looking for something to do.

I say that I've come up with them but really I've ripped them straight off the bhf website but they will be enjoyable all the same.

The first is a bike ride in Wimborne (Dorset) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Entry is £15 and while it may be a little late to run around getting sponsorship, the £15 is still going to a worthy cause. It will also be a chance to get that rusty old bike out of the shed and give it what its been longing for - a bit of fresh air - it might even do you some good too.

The second event - also run by the British Heart Foundation - is a family walk around Bewl reservoir in Tunbridge Wells (Kent). It is only £3 to enter and you can walk either 3, 6, 9 or 13 miles which should be a thoroughly enjoyable stroll through a beautiful part of the world on what is looking like a glorious day (Sunday).

Whatever you plan to do, have a great bank holiday.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

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I look like Gregory Peck...

I also look like Steven Gerrard and Hilary Duff, which is kind of strange. I was always told I looked like Jonathan Woodgate or Iian Lee from the 11 O'Clock show but maybe they're not celebrity enough to show up.

In other news, more than 7000 people have now viewed the Money For Old Rope blog, this is fantastic support, mainly through word of mouth. I'm aiming now to try to take this quest to the next level by getting into the news; there are only 190 days to go, not very long in the land of charity trading.

Monday, April 30, 2007

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I've been looking with interest lately at the other trading games that had been spawned since Kyle McDonald traded his red paperclip for a house. There seems to be only one other one that is still going strong.

Tim in Australia decided to do his bit for charity by trading a zipper for something bigger and so on in the same vein as Kyle's oneredpaperclip project. He called it The Special Zipper so called after the scar that many heart kids have on their chest after open heart surgery - yes, I have one too.

He has currently made 5 trades (much the same as this blog) and is now on a signed frame print of Dennis Lillee. It was Tim who gave me my second trade and I will always be grateful for that. We all wish him the very best of luck and hope he can reach his goal of raising $10,000 for Heartkids Australia.

At the time there were literally hundreds of trading games to come out of Kyle's overcoat but only two were for charity and those are the two that still going strong - Money For Old Rope and The Special Zipper.

Tim and other readers of his blog have been setting aside Mondays for music videos from YouTube. I would like to add my contribution by joining in on Music Monday™, bringing you Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip with my favourite song of the moment "Thou shalt always kill", which contains the excellent line "Thou shall not judge a book by it's cover, thou shall not judge Lethal Weapon four by Danny Glover"


Sunday, April 29, 2007

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We've come a long way,

a Money For Old Rope search on Google now lists this blog as the second most popular result, it wasn't even on the front page a few months back. This just shows the amount of interest that is growing at the moment around the Wayne Rooney match shirt.

I have now got the ball rolling with a request to Manchester United for Wayne Rooney's signature, as you well know from previous posts it would do the trading challenge the world of good if we could secure that. More exposure for the blog means a greater chance of trades and more exposure for the charity, which at the end of the day is what this is all about.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Bye for now.