Squidoo Lenses
by
BobBlackUK



Table of Contents


101 Things I Did as a Kid in the 1940s

1940s, World War 2, Hitler bombing London in the Blitz, food shortages, rationing, poverty. A hard life for kids playing in the streets and on bombsites. In the East End, once the bombs stopped falling, we played out all day, made our own toys and got up to all sorts of mischief. We played all the old games like marbles, fag cards, hop scotch, knock-down-ginger and bung-the-barrel, went exploring, collecting and scrumping ...


How to Make Text Boxes/Borders on You Squidoo Lens
Squidoo is pretty cool! Each lens is a single page on a giant website, the Squidoo.com domain. Squidoo.com ranks high on search engines because of the number and quality of those pages or lenses. Of course, like any website, each page (lens) is ranked individually according to merit. Putting simple boxes around certain sections of text, serves to catch the visitor's eye and draw them towards items the lensmaster thinks are special and will hold the visitor's interest...


Jobs I have had since the 1950s
Since my first job in 1955, I worked all my life until I retired in 1997. In 42 years I worked at many things and had great fun along the way. I'm proud to say I never got the sack despite being a bit of a rebel and a joker. I think my story illustrates how working practice, the work ethic, attitudes and management have changed since the end of World War 2...


How to Attract Wild Birds to your Garden
To attract wild birds to your garden, put out food, not just bread scraps, feed them what they like, get some bird feeders and a bath. Buy seed mix, fat balls, peanuts, etc., and put out other leftover fruit, berries, nuts, fat and cereal. If they eat it, they like it ....


How to Live with Mild OCD and Turn it to your Advantage
I have mild OCD, so they say! Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious condition, but many people suffer a slight form, which makes them want to put things in order, check locks and light switches, hoard stuff, protect their territory, wash frequently, make lists, keep everything clean and tidy. I'm like that ...


Why I Dislike Dogs. Or, more specifically, Some Dog Owners
Dogs! Love or hate them? Puppies need training to stop being a nuisance, licking, sniffing, jumping up, barking. Responsible owners clean up their mess. The right food, health care and exercise are all important in dog behavior. I hate dogs! ... OK dogs are great, I just think some of their owners need a bit of training! ...


How to Shop in a Store-Friendly Way and Stop Annoying Other Customers
Shopping is something we all have to do. Supermarkets and big stores are nearly always full of people doing the weekly food shop, hunting for bargains, checking prices and discounts. There are no rules. People mill around, getting in eachother's way, in an irritating purchasing frenzy. Shoppers need a set of rules like The Highway Code ...


So You've Passed a Driving Test ... Now Learn to Drive!
You've done hours of driving lessons, passed the test, now you're on the road. Maybe you've driven for years, but have you continued to learn to drive? Do you really know the Highway Code, how to drive on motorways, how to signal at roundabouts, how to change lanes? Are you considerate to and aware of other road users? ...


They Don't Make Films Like That Anymore
I was just a kid when World War 2 ended and Britain started to get back to normal. Cinemas lit up and started showing the new films that were being made. The Golden Years of Hollywood produced great movies and glamorous new film stars. Everybody went to the pictures. It was their main entertainment. I was part of all that and I remember seeing many films that are now considered classics ...


Skiffle, the UK Music Craze of the 1950s
The UK Skiffle music craze lasted from about 1953 to 1960 when Rock and Roll began to take hold. A rousing mixture of folk, gospel and blues, Skiffle was played in the interval at traditional jazz gigs, and it's simplicity caught the imagination of teenage boys. Guitar sales rocketed, tens of thousands of Skiffle bands were formed and played in halls, coffee bars and cellars ...


Retirement - Planning and Preparation
Retirement. Do you fear it or look forward to it? Are you preparing? Do you have a plan? How will you cope with a new period in your life? Will you be happy? How will you fill your time? Will you move, do the garden, go on holiday, take up a new sport or hobby, take a part time job, volunteer? Here's a few of my ideas ...


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