Thursday, July 05, 2012

Digital Victualling


We are back although it will take a day or two until I can settle back into any kind of routine. The holiday was a splendid smörgåsbord of food, drink, relaxation, sun, sea and more drink. One thing missing from the feast was a decent Internet link and therefore I had to try and get used to life off-line and this wasn't easy at all : "I have seen the past and it sucks", as someone might have said. I am therefore in the process of digital victualling. I am proud to say that I have just Googled "digital victualling" only to discover not one single hit: I can therefore claim to have invented the phrase, which I will define as follows:
DIGITAL VICTUALLING : The process of restocking and resupplying digital information flows following a period of prolonged off-line activity in order to provide sustenance to the digital traveler.
Whilst I rediscover what has been happening in the world and what all my blogging friends have been up to I will feature one or two of the pictures I took whilst I was away, Today's was taken in Gibraltar and shows, appropriately enough, the wonderfully ancient street sign for Victualling Office Lane.

15 comments:

  1. Welcome back. We look forward to feasting on any morsels you throw our way.

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  2. Welcome back Alan - Blogland seems a bit dead at present.

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  3. Good phrase, and congratulations on finding one that Google didn't know. I will give Google a couple of days to get educated and then enjoy Googling "digital victualling." (My spell-checker didn't know the phrase either, but it has be taught now.)

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  4. Glad you are back safely especially after Internet withdrawl. Great new phrase "digital victualling" :)

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  5. Well, I was beginning to wonder if you had wandered off somewhere! Glad you are back!

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  6. Welcome back and congratulations on inventing a new phrase!

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  7. Welcome back! It's seemed quiet without you. I look forward to a few juicy morsels shared from your travels. Does that street sign really mean Victualling? Am I just gullible?

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  8. Hooray! Alan's back. Let the fun begin!

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  9. Welcome back! It's good to be away from the internet for awhile though...right?

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  10. Welcome back and great that you had a good holiday.

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  11. By the way - I'm expecting to see some pictures of you rowing down a street in Hebden Bridge...

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  12. haha...leave it to you to invent such a catchy modern phrase! Welcome back! You were missed!

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  13. It is a great photos of a very old interesting sign. Welcome back to land.

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  14. Welcome back, Alan. I am sorry it has taken me a few days to get around to saying so. I haven't been visiting blogs much in the last week or so. I simply LOVE this wonderful sign! I don't think I've seen one like it in England, I suppose it would have been taken down years ago by modernisers if it had been here!

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