Fuzzy Imagery

Fuzzy Imagery

Fuzzy Imagery

This is another one of those to ensure I never loose things. I’m so tired of giving facebook all the content, and so should you be.

Besides the mini-rant, this picture does odd things to me, does it for you too?

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Chris Hambly and Christopher Penn


Chris Hambly & Christopher Penn

Here is another picture from New York City.

I’m on the left and Christopher Penn is on the right, I think this may have been Podcamp NYC back in 07. Chris is well worth a follow for all things conversion and analytics.

Chris Hambly in New York


chris hambly

This is just a random post of a picture I quite like taken by a friend of mine C.C. Chapman

This was taken on one of my many visits to NYC. I’ve frequented NYC many times for various social media and search related events, both to attend/present, and also to host.

Hey baby, if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

Happy New Year to you also!



Cornwall: Business Strategy & Internet Solutions Course

Here’s is one to keep your eye on. I’ve started a new network in the darkest depth of Cornwall. Cornwall can often be mistaken, very wrongly, for being so far South that nothing happens outside of tourism.

What utter nonsense, in fact Cornwall is absolutely rammed with talent, incredible talent that is equally comparable to the South East, easily! This talent manifests itself in a variety or entrepreneurial small business dotted around the county.

I know this as I’ve been networking, and making it my business to find out about all these amazing businesses.  This new network, the Cornwall Trade Network is the glue, it’s connecting businesses and supporting them, and offering business growth and digital marketing solutions through various third parties.

Here’s the next event:

Women Drivers in Saudi

So it seems there is all hell kicking off in Saudi today where, wait for it….   WOMEN have been seen driving in the streets!! OMG, can you imagine this? What the hell is happening here, WOMEN are driving, HOW DARE they, I’m totally in shock and not really sure how to take this information on board and process it.

What’s the hashtag on twitter for this? – we need to help out.

Try these: #saudi @Saudiwoman @HashSaudi @Saudi @UKinSaudiArabia

Business in Cornwall: Networking opportunity

It struck me one morning over a breakfast meeting that all successful businesses have a community built around them. It wasn’t a huge revelation, I’ve been aware of the power of a community for a very long time, but this was a “light bulb” moment for a particular nut I was trying to crack.

So I had moved location, back to Cornwall, back to the land of legend, the land of my family, the beautiful county of childhood memories, and I had taken my business with me. Sure I had clients in “the smoke” still, but I was now actively networking locally to generate clients.

Whilst popping in and out of these networks, breakfast meetings, and what not, it struck me that what I needed to do was to create my own network. Creating my own network would yield a variety of benefits such as:

  • business friends
  • leads & potentials, referrals
  • a sales funnel
  • a place to sing loudly about my clients
  • advertising opportunities
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY a talent rich network, where skills and services can be linked.

I looked around at what others were doing in the space, who was building a network offering businesses the type of things I can offer. Who was genuinely adding value to businesses, and who was doing it well? Who was offering modern networking, with a joined up virtual service.

Nobody. – I’ve not seen it yet, so I’m building it.

It’s called the Cornwall Trade Network.

Keyboard fingers getting sticky

Chris Keyboard


So here’s a recent shot of me playing some keys in The Bare Knuckle Blues Band. I’m really enjoying the band for a variety of reasons, not least because we have now begun to compose original songs. Something I’ve done quite a lot of with other bands and at certain periods of my life.

It’s a great feeling hearing back your own original work. The most recent compositions are taking shape and the plan is to record them around August/September time, so watch this space.


Round 1: Bare Knuckle Blues Band

I’m a guitarist by trade, so to speak, having spent years gigging in various band, though my first ever instrument and musical experiences was on piano and keyboards. In recent months I’ve returned to playing keyboards in the Bare Knuckle Blues Band and I’m really loving it.

Here’s our first recording that we’ve called “Round 1″, all part of linking into the brand name. Have a listen and let me know what you think of it in the comments?

Hey Mum: And then he shat all over the carpet


Hey Mum: And then he shat all over the carpet

Strange title? Maybe, but it’s true, it accurately reflects what took place today.

Our youngest is a mere 10 months old, he’s a beauty, a real cracker of a lad, but the poor bugger has been carrying a temperature for the last 24 hours now. So this leads to all sorts of interesting family dynamic changes as any of you parents will now.

Basically my wife was due to be working today, she is a primary school teacher, albeit in “supply” mode currently due to focusing on raising the kids. So at times like these we usually, and very gratefully rely on the grand parents, my mum in this case. So here is where the fun starts.

Mum is going on a lovely holiday this coming Sunday so we made a decision last night that we wouldn’t ask her to cover today as she could potentially pickup the germ that the lad has, he had started to be sick and doing an awesome job at projectile vomiting early yesterday evening. So we didn’t want my wife to not work either, cause we’re all about good relationships, so I decided to man the pumps for the day, I work for myself and ALL HOURS so I’m able to be flexible.

So wife was on duty yesterday evening with an ear on the boy while I was due to take over at 3am. Well the fella didn’t sleep well all night and sure enough at 3am he was on my chest trying to get some comfort and sleep. Bearing in mind I went to bed at midnight I wasn’t off to a splendid start to the day on three hours sleep, I mean fuck!! Sleep deprivation CHECK

Anyway, he crashed for a few hours and then I fed him a bottle  of milk about 5am, crashed again, and spectacularly threw that up with great might about 7am…  bed was soaked with vomit CHECK.

So now it’s 7:30am and the two older girls were up and ready for breakfast, down we go on the breakfast routine, boiled egg broke in the pan, egg white boiling over the pan CHECK.

Turn around and the lad had not only shit himself, but due to the liquid nature of it leaked a ton of it out of the side of the nappy. This was spread across the carpet in rather random pattern, smeared into the pile and layered onto several toys, probably over about a 6 foot area.. CHECK

Finally the girls get off in the school with the mrs, after 28 different requests to ensure teeth were brushed, hair brushed, breakfast eaten, shoes smart, tie straight, food money, book bag, coats on, socks, lost count here.. CHECK.

Things settled down after the hectic breakfast hour and I managed to beaver away as a house husband with great efficiency. I think I got through 6 washing machine loads, all out on the washing line and back in again and folded up including all the bed sheets towels etc. Swept the floor, did the dishes, tidied the lounge, toys away, another bottle made, fed the boy, put him to nap, ironed some shirts, cleaned the cooker..  and was like midday. I could go and on but I want to ask you one question:

Mums, how the fuck can you do this day in day out??