So do you use Periscope? I discovered periscope and live streaming soon after periscope was launced and was introduced by my son, Tristan, who is also my business partner in I love the new platform and can see the benefits of using this for business.

In September, Tristan, who lives in Sydney, joined me on an exhibition stand at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce business expo . Whilst there, he connected again with one of his college tutors (having trained as a chef at the Isle of Wight college years earlier) At the time, he suggested that the College should embrace live streaming.

Today, I had been in Newport for the Bus Users meeting and was just leaving when I got a notification on my phone showing me the College had gone live on periscope . Now being the proud owner of an “all you can eat data” plan – I was able to jump straight on the broadcast . I was delighted to connect with the same tutor who was actually cooking – long story short – there was a college open day and free lunch was being given . Now who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? I saw it as a golden opportunity to go and periscope the event which you can see here below


I was delighted to meet Aaron – the social media manager for the college and had quite a long chat with him and he was delighted when I shared with  him that he could save the periscopes via . I now looking forward to catching all their scopes either live or on replay. If I can embrace periscope at the ripe old age of 65 then I am sure anyone can. I’m now teaching our Allthingsnetworking members as I see it as such an awesome platform that increases engagement and grows an audience very quickly.  I’m loving the new platforms and apparently I’m crushing it – so I have been told.

Saturday Night at the Movies

What a wonderful Saturday night it was. The best in ages. Ruth and her team of willing helpers had a night off. On a monthly basis, they spend much time and effort researching and preparing an International evening at Ryde Methodist Church in Garfield Road. This time though, they were able to sit and enjoy as church member, Paul Arnold, supervised his catering students from the Isle of Wight college. He put his students through their paces an what an excellent job they did. The food was delicious, the entertainment brilliant and the quiz not too hard. Many of the audience participated by dressing up either as film characters or as film goers. Myself and my giggly granny friend, Julie, donned our tiaras and feather boas, leaving a trail of feathers all night! There was even a red carpet. Suffice it to say, an excellent evening was had by all.