Farmer’s Tan and Boats


Did I tell you that I have been enjoying a period of “in between work”? – well that’s not exactly true. I am still working, but I’ve been helping a friend out with people that want to “hire a boat in Falmouth“.

It’s a nice new learning curve in many ways but in other ways it is going complete full circle. One of my first jobs, when still at school, was helping out on the self drive boat hire business in Falmouth. I couldn’t wait to finish school and get down on the quay, and of course all weekend and every day during the summer holidays. I was about 11 or so when I started that job and it stood me excellent stead for a life of working and business.

The work was all about turning up at about 08:30, getting the boats off the moorings, cleaning them, and then touting for business with the tourists, it’s the same business model now, nothing has changed. Although they do have a Facebook Page now 😉

So as I’ve been doing this for a several weeks (when not working and growing my Social Media Business). I’ve obviously been getting shed loads of sunshine. Yep, of course I’m helping them grow the boat business too. 🙂

It’s been good for me, I feel fitter, I feel stronger, I feel more virile, I feel great. BUT – I have a farmer’s tan….. maybe I should share some pics?

You know?

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Taking Pictures for Facebook

I was researching a little today about the laws and what not regarding a client taking photographs and using them on their Facebook page. ElementalUk is a Water Sports Adventure Centre in Cornwall and they’ve a nice shiny new facebook page.

So I was curious what the law had to say regarding these guys taking pics of everyone enjoying themselves on the beach and then uploading to facebook. I mean they want to show the World how cool a place it is right?

After some deliberation and much chat it was Rachel Clarke on Twitter, who was really helpful in helping me understand the laws and guidelines for taking pictures and using them on a facebook page.

So thanks Rachel.

After studying a few resources such as the one here, it seems that as the beach is a public place it is legal to be able to take photographs providing they are not for commercial use – which in this case they are not as they will not be “DIRECTLY” making money from the photographs.

A nice Friday win for the guys.

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Do Not Put Anything In The Toilet

This struck me as so amusing, it really did.

I guess communication is all about getting the message across, the desired message, and I’m really not sure it worked in this case.

I mean not anything? Really?

You think?

do not put anything in the toilet

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