Eschborn-Frankfurt Cycle Race 2022

The Eschborn-Frankfurt Cycle Race returned to the 1st May bank holiday this year. Here is the elite race passing Camp King in Oberursel:

Europe is different

Whenever I see information about blogging, internet marketing, or just plain old website creation on-line, it is often from a U.S.-American perspective.

There is so much information about FTC guidelines, CAN-SPAM, and “Fair use” around, that it often gets overlooked that things in Europe are different.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have rules to follow here.  In fact, we have quite a few, and the trick is to make our rules compatible with all of those wonderful international, but US-based, services.

On this site I will be looking at those rules and which services are suitable to use as a blogger in Europe, and which ones should be avoided.

I will be commenting on the latest on-line news that affects European Bloggers.

And I will be offering my services as an IT consultant to bloggers in Europe who need help with the technical or back-engine side of their sites, in accordance with those European rules.

So sign up on the right-hand side to receive the latest information by e-mail, bookmark the page, or add it to your RSS reader so that you’re ready to go.

Oh, and by the way, I charge in Euro.

British troops in Germany

You don’t encounter that many British troops in Germany these days, at least not in my part of the country.

This week I read an article about troops in northern Germany leaving after 63 years, and it brought back memories of the life in the 1980s, when there were many more of them here.

I remember…

– cars with number plates with red borders, showing that they had been registered overseas

– listening to BFBS during visits to Germany

– encountering members of the British forces on the ferries between Dover and Zeebrugge, returning to their basis after time in the UK

– it being perfectly normal to meet members of the British forces when out and about in German towns

Can you imagine that happening today?  In today’s security climate I can’t image troops travelling in uniform in specially-marked cars and going shopping without putting on civilian clothes first!

Germany was close enough to home to go on holiday to, and thus troops were not so far away from home, a situation that the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq unfortunately can’t enjoy.

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