Diary – Tuesday 7th June 2016

Photo taken by me – my 2016 diary
Preston, England
June 8, 2016 3:21am CST
A stiflingly humid day and with my sister maintaining a stony silence towards me while ‘caring’ for my mother, I went out to shop and explore the city. I returned home to find the heat was leaving my mum very uncomfortable, and my sister spent much of the afternoon getting essential chemist’s supplies for my mum, and later doing paperwork, mostly relating to her own nursing work, so I got to spend some more time with my mum without my sister’s brooding presence. We had some thunderstorms late on – the news reported that two people had been struck by lightning though both survived. Online I got little written though I found that the Persona Paper pages that went offline last week are now accessible again, though they no longer pay for new material. I had hoped to go to a free history talk early on Thursday night though pre-booking was essential. I found the event is fully subscribed and I’m on a waiting list in case any attendees drop out which seems unlikely. Arthur Chappell
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@JudyEv (103978)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun 16
What a shame you missed out on the history talk. I joined some site just before BB closed but can't remember if it was PP or not.
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@Inlemay (16811)
• South Africa
8 Jun 16
I went to PP just before Bubblews folded, it might have been then, but I didnt stay long nor did i ever get a payout.
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@JudyEv (103978)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jun 16
@Inlemay I didn't get a payout either.
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• Preston, England
9 Jun 16
@JudyEv me neither
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@Jessicalynnt (47932)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Jun 16
so many things online dont pay anymore, glad we still have here.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 Jun 16
@arthurchappell it's looking like it yeah
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@LadyDuck (126992)
• Switzerland
8 Jun 16
I had some articles in Persona Paper, I wonder if I should delete them and recycle the content. Not sure what to do.
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• Preston, England
9 Jun 16
I am steadily recycling mine @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (126992)
• Switzerland
9 Jun 16
@arthurchappell I need to delete mine and recycle, I also have not yet recycled any of my 1,000 Bubblews posts.
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@Inlemay (16811)
• South Africa
8 Jun 16
so whats the point of PP still on line without paying people - are they just there to make sure those that have old material get paid? Its amazing that those two people survived the lightning - enjoy your mum
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• Preston, England
8 Jun 16
@Inlemay quite glad the pages are still there - writers can salvage material for future use - always a chance they could one day bounce back as Mylot did too
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@Inlemay (16811)
• South Africa
8 Jun 16
@arthurchappell I agree - that is what I was hoping to do at Bubblews but never got to most of my writings, I did a few travel blogs at PP, but I stopped about a year ago.
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@nonersays (2683)
• United States
8 Jun 16
Happy to hear you had some time spent alone with your mother. And, 2 people struck by lightning is outstanding. But that both of them survived is just shocking! (pun intended)
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• Preston, England
9 Jun 16
they are father and son so they were together when they got struck @nonersays
@koopharper (6356)
• Canada
8 Jun 16
Glad you were able to spend some time with your mum. The website dying sounds familiar to me. I try to back everything up on my computer now. Saving my Bubblews stuff was a pain in the posterior. I lost some but most of the really good stuff I was able to retrieve before it was too late. Maybe someone will get sick and you'll still have a chance at the history talk.
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@valmnz (13146)
• New Zealand
8 Jun 16
That's a shame missing out on the free history talk. I'm going to one tomorrow, presented by the archives team at the library. It's on the stories behind our street names.
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@Lucky15 (33757)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
With PP, maybe it was a blessing in disguise for me..not allowed signing up.