My YouTube channel is getting about 700 views a day at the moment, but with no new videos to add that number will probably decrease over the coming weeks. Estimated revenue is £11.49 as I type this, but as I receive no payment until the revenue passes £60 it will be many months before it reaches my bank account. So today I made a small donation, as every little helps, as they say.
The above is from what “you” are helping to raise from viewing my videos.
I will make my own donation sometime – but the amount is just for me to know!
The most popular videos over the past 48 hours are:-
Will be interesting to see how that changes over coming weeks, as the top one will drop down the list soon and others will shuffle around as older videos suddenly become more popular, for whatever reason.
In the meantime, keep watching:-
…. which means nothing gets done!!
A week has gone by, have walked the dog 7 times and done the weekly shop, er, once!!
I was doing so well, managing a post just about every day – but it is a bit frustrating with nothing “new” to play around with. Still got the final video of units at Stafford to sort through – well that’s not very exciting, is it!!
Hey ho, tomorrow’s another day!!
The local train service from Monday has been cut from 6 trains an hour in each direction to just 2. All railtours are cancelled or postponed and preserved railways have also suspended services for the next month or so. I’m avoiding all public transport and last journey was just over a week ago – doing a lot more walking!!
I’m trying to catch up on a few things, adding past events to the calendar etc. I’ve always something to do, so won’t get bored – but hope things improve before too long.
Yes, the virus is causing major problems now. Latest advice for us over 70s is to stay at home. Maybe it will give me a chance to catch up on all those unfinished winter projects, all those photos that have never been uploaded and probably some videos that I have not watched since the day I filmed them.
One new project I have started is to look back through the first videos I uploaded to YouTube and to try and index them. There was a time when a search of my channel would find what I was looking for, but now the search facility is not as good as it used to be. With over 4,000 videos there is a lot to try and remember, in other words I’ve forgotten most of them.
Hooray, she can now go places again without me having to drive the car!! I’ve had a busy few weeks and not got much done during that time. The winter projects not completed, yet again.
So far this year I had managed a posting on every day, but things don’t always go to plan!!!
There was a problem with my websites and all access had to be stopped until the problems were solved. I could access them but nobody else would be able to view them until the problem was solved. I obviously didn’t waste time posting as other things were more important but now I can start to fill in the missing dates. Nothing interesting in this post but things are working again.
Had it quite a few years but after the move last year I left it outside for a bit too long and thought I’d killed it – as it lost a lot of leaves. It did look a bit miserable over the winter but now has some bright red bracts.
2019 was a busy year, didn’t get to see many trains other than some of the local ones and some SVR galas, but not all!!
I was hoping to start “on this day” photos again, but couldn’t find the time. No doubt there will be other jobs I can do like cropping some photos from the videos, anyway, we’ll see what happens over the next few days.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Called in the Loyal Lodge on Furnace Hill in Halesowen a few weeks ago for a meal and noticed a copy of an old railway timetable framed on one of the walls. It showed the train service from Birmingham New Street to Halesowen via Kings Norton. Not a very frequent service, but at least there was a railway then.
Yet another spelling mistake by the BBC. It was during Newsnight on BBC2 and I spotted it straight away, Emily Maitlis and Nick Watt are merrily talking about politics as that appeared on the screen. You can’t help but laugh!!
Looks like I had a day trip to France on the above date, can’t remember it though!
There was a time when I had a train ride between Calais and Boulogne, perhaps it was this day?
Another old ticket found in my loft. Think this was from the early 1960s, from memory we travelled all the way from the UK by train to Malaga, then on to El Rodeo between Marbella and San Pedro. It wasn’t a hotel as such, more of a holiday centre with rows of chalets, I remember mine was 106, and parents were in 303 – or trescientos tres as I used to say to the receptionist when we came back from a day out. Ciento seis was for the other key.
With ordering our meal I had to say to the waiter – una gran botella de agua mineral por favor. The waiter’s name was something like Franchesco.