Friday, 14 May 2021

New direction

 Good Morning. As a Creator for Yooootoooob, I get monthly newsletters with how my channel is performing, with hints and tips for growing my audience. Last month I got 33 new subscribers, total views of 22.2k, and 139.5k of minutes watched. Not that this means very much to me, I do it as a hobby. In fact the smaller the audience the fewer comments I get, the less time I have to spend moderating and replying. Some yooootooobers reply to hardly any comments because they get thousands of them on each video they release. Impossible to keep track of it all. 

I don't mind that my videos are not polished, I don't have the time to spend hours editing them. There are some mighty impressive videos out there, which are just as good quality, sometimes better, than the documentary programmes put out on main stream television. 

Anyway, I'm rambling again and have gone off the main subject of this post. In the Newsletter this morning, one of the topics is, 'Celebrating Earth Day all Year Long'. I think we all know what Earth Day is, it happens once a year, it pushes Green issues, sustainability and suchlike. 

Yoootooob say that in honor of Earth Day, check out our curated playlists featuring Creators who have been working overtime to make our planet a little more green. I click on the link to check out this playlist. 

Here are some of the titles. 

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY BRANDS that you should know. Eco conscious brands to support. 

SUSTAINABLE LIFE HACKS, Tips to start low waste living.

ZERO WASTE AND HOBBIES. Tips for sustainable painting, gaming, and exercising. 

BRANDS YOU SHOULD SUPPORT. Sustainable and ethical clothing brands. 

16 PLASTIC FREE TIPS FOR BEGINNERS. How to be more sustainable in your daily life.

ARE ELECTRIC CARS, really better for the environment? 

THIS IS THE MILK that you should be drinking. 

Each one of these is an advertisement for tackling climate change. All good because we need to go in that direction. Can you see where this is going? We are being nudged, or should I say pushed towards saving the planet in small steps, in preparation to the big plan of forcing us to comply with new legislation. Boris has a ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, and he needs to get us all on board to make it work. The last paragraph of his report.

This marks the beginning of the UK’s path to net zero, with further plans to reduce emissions whilst creating jobs to follow over the next year in the run up to the international COP26 climate summit in Glasgow next year.

Getting people on board has worked well up to now, we have had plenty of practice over the last year and a half. All he has to do is keep up the momentum. The new normal may not be normal. 

This is not all Boris's plan of course, there are many more world leaders in on it. The driving force are those with the money, the richest people on earth. I shall be interested to see what comes next. 

A bit dull outside, a new idea for an art project, a dog walk later. Enjoy your day. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Afternoon walk

Hooray, the weather was good all day. I am cheating with these photo's they are from last week. There was mostly blue skies today with a few fluffy clouds. The usual five mile walk, with a sit on the bench. It was very pleasant. 

It's past 8pm and the sun is still shining. I'm going to go outside for an hour to do a bit of weeding. We'll catch up tomorrow. Toodle pip.  ilona

Making stuff.

Good morning. It's sunny outside, I hope it is here to stay. I found a piece of rope in a drawer that I don't go in very often. 
So I turned it into a bowl, with some green wool. I have two more pieces but I shall use them later . I want to move on to something else now. 
Cutting out five shopping bags. The easiest way is to lay the massive piece of fabric on the floor. I have a template cut out of thick wallpaper. No measuring, just cut the fabric round it. Trim some off the top to make the handles. These are all finished now. They will be on my table when we do the Village Boot fair. 
Might get a walk in this afternoon if it stays fine. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


Hello. Funny how one leads to another when flicking around yoootooob videos. I was watching Patrick Dickinson's exploration of abandoned railway tunnels, and river tunnels. He puts on his waders and sloshes his way through underground rivers. 
Inside one tunnel he pointed out the amazing reverberations of sound. The way echo's bounce off the walls and return almost a minute later. 
Then I found a video about the worlds longest echo tunnel. the Inchindown oil tanks at Invergordon Scotland. Which led me onto abandoned echo domes. 
And now I have found a whole lot of exploration videos for all sorts of abandoned buildings. These will keep me going for a while. Here is an amazing cathedral. Watch to the end when they ring the bells. 
I'm going to do an extra Billy walk today because we were cut short yesterday by heavy rain. Billy was not enjoying it neither was I. Sunny so far, hope it stays like that. 
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip. 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

A walk in South Yorkshire.

Hello. I made this video on Sunday because I wanted to check the uploading time. A bit disappointed that it has take five hours to upload a ten minute video. Last week it took eight hours to upload a 20 minute video. This is all rather baffling. Is it because I am using a much better camera now. Or is it because my broadband is slow.
Anyway, it's only a bit of waffle. Got to take a dog out now. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona