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Hang on lads – I have an idea…

I had an idea a few days ago and it sort of just bobbed around a bit. Through Twitter I have been having some interesting chats – followed a few links, de-bunked a few fake celebs and, well… having a laugh at Lings website…

The laugh turned into admiration when I realised what she had actually achieved. She’s a very clever business woman and you really need to look deeper than the techni-colour car crash of a web site to see just how clever she really is. Go on… go look – LINGS . Heck – even today as I read Seth Godin’s blog she cropped up again… it must be a sign….mind you, that wouldn’t surprise me knowing her web site – It would be more amazing if it wasn’t a sign!!! (go on, look – you’ll know what I mean then! LINGS).

So I’m sat at work today thinking about the old phrase “You’ll never make any money working for someone else”….

…..and then….

…. YES!!! All of those bubbling ideas and recent random web searches, chats, chance encounters and musings had somehow gelled into an idea with possibilities!

Now I can’t tell you what the idea is – and you won’t guess, because it actually has nothing to do with anything I saw or talked about – those things just triggered the idea. I can’t tell you until I write it down and explore the possibilities and find out whether it is even viable.

What I can tell you is this – If this EUREKA moment has any legs, then you are looking at the start of a new adventure for me. I might have actually stumbled on a good idea!

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Radio Head and a Nordic “adventure”

This was the start of a less than interesting “adventure”.

Whilst out exercising my back with some Nordic Walking, and clocking up some more miles on the excellent LEKI speed pacer varios, I spotted a cable. Well, what harm could come from following it!!

I followed for a short distance, then noticed it went up into the trees, dug under pathways, and yet in other places it was just laying over dirt tracks. It wasn’t going to be kids, as it looked like it had taken some effort to position, so it must be military.

I finally found the end of it…but no answers to what it was for.

So I carried on walking. Eventually I came across a Land Rover with some troops setting up a radio station. After a quick chat I find that they are doing comms training. The cable was a telephone line about 1.5km long. I carried on walking, and as with buses, you find one military radio station and then three more come along. Every way I turned there were temporary comms masts. Eventually I came across a well hidden encampment which I presume was the base for the exercise. Very well hidden!

As I stand here writing, yet another comms mast is sprouting up behind me… All quite a diversion from my usual walk! I must carry on, as I think I hear a beach exercise going on at the lake. You don’t get this in publicly owned woodlands!


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