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John Walker

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  1. Good morning to you Edo (I had to look Bon dia, tots up 😀 ) Enjoyed your blog as always. Like Allan, I thought you would feel settled in Liverpool. It seemed to fit all your needs. It would have been so much better, if this bloody virus hadn't arrived. Liverpool is such a vibrant place in normal times. I doubt there's anywhere in the World that's perfect at the moment. I live in the lovely city of Canterbury but it's changed beyond recognition. We have a population of around 50,000 residents and over 50,000 students. It's estimated 30,000 freshers arrived 2 weeks ago. One of the universities already has a Covid outbreak and now staff at Wetherspoons are positive. Being over 70, I can't safely enter my own home town even though I only live 5 minutes walk away. Residents have lost their city. I hope you find happiness and settle soon Edo. John
  2. Interesting observation. Usually by month end there are around 15 pages in the 'Have you found any Alamy photos' thread. We're near month end and I see we're only at 8 pages. I realise that it can vary due to images being inserted but I'm sure this is the lowest I've seen in a very long time. As mentioned in another thread, my sales are minimal so far this month too. What does it mean? "We're all Doomed, Captain Mainwaring". 😂
  3. Just had an unexpected QC fail. I check every image before uploading so was surprised to see the fail. The reason was noise and I just don't have noise (usually) in my images. I checked the image in question and it looked sharp and no apparent noise so what was going on? Then I spotted it. Against the clear sky, under a tree on the extreme right were loads of black spots and blurs. Probably a wasp nest. Top marks to the QC person for spotting that one. I have 5 star rating so my images usually go through immediately. I'm guessing this was a QC spot [sic] check or perhaps there's some auto-checking program in place. Just goes to show how vigilant we need to be before uploading.
  4. Might be a staff shortage at Alamy etc. 15 sales last month but only 2 so far this month. Perhaps there will be a massive surge on Monday
  5. As others have already said Edo - another enjoyable blog. I don't possess slippers but I do wear heavy duty walking socks as a substitute. Just enough to take the chill off but not enough to protect against escapee drawing pins etc!. I am fortunate to have most of my treasured possessions stored in my flat. As always, they are probably only of value to me and will most likely be dumped when I pop my clogs. The only thing I have done is write my memoir (childhood to current) and have shared copies amongst my children. Not of great interest to them at the moment but might be when I've gone. Keep writing your blogs Edo - I thoroughly enjoy reading them. I wish I could write like you. JW
  6. Thanks for your replies. Looks like payment could/might be due soon. Fingers crossed.
  7. Thanks - clearing browser caches did it for me too. I'd never had thought of that. John
  8. So near -yet so far. How's this for a close finish to my month - just 1 cent more is all I needed 😪. To be fair, this is a very low sum compared to my usual but hopefully it will return to good times soon. Current Cleared Balance: $50 We'll pay you once your balance is over $50
  9. Totally agree with Ed's post. Well said. I run three forums and I'm very strict with Sniping/Trolling etc. With me it's one strike and they're out - no messing. That might sound like 'Big Brother', but they are my forums and the rules are clear when people join. The perps know when they are out of line so are not surprised when they are no longer a member. A recurring comment that appears in the posts is how pleasant and friendly my forums are.
  10. Great contributions to image finds lately. A big thank you to all of you who contribute. Always my first port of call on the forum - I live in hope John
  11. I would have warmed that black circular cover up before attempting to pull it off like happened in the video. However, the video did show what a masterpiece of electronic design is inside the little RX100s. If they had moulded a much needed grip in the case it would have given a bit more room for some electronic wizardry.
  12. Could it be that Alamy averages out the rate over the month.
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