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Tony is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.

He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various sites for the last 10 years.

Tony has traveled extensively, both for business and leisure, and has lived in New Zealand and the USA as well as his native England.

He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time.

Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.

Tony would love to write a book one day, but so far the closest that he has come to finding a topic is an autobiography. He is not confident that there is a large enough audience for a 12 volume book entitled "I Only Wanted A Simple Life".

Places Where You Can Promote Your Lenses:
Squidblogs - write about your lenses
Redgage - handy for backlinks

My Web Sites:
Off The Record - My Blog
The Laughline - Jokes, Funny Pictures and Videos
Shop In Florida - Shopping & Travel bargains
Florida Specials - Discount Florida Accommodation & Travel
The Poddys Directory - My Original Website
The Michiana Directory - Northern Indiana / Southwest Michigan

Other Places You Can Find Me:
Wordpress
Blogger
Squidtop
Yahoo Contributor Network
Bubblews

Revenue Sharing Sites:
Best Reviewer
She Told Me
Experts Pages
Wizzley
Zujava

Squidoo Communities:
The Squidoo Facebook Community
Squidu.Yuku - The alternative Squidoo forums

Low Cost International Calls:
Almost Free Phone Calls

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One Hundred Years Ago

One Hundred Years Ago

One Hundred Years is not a very long time, in fact for many of us, it was the time when our Great Grandparents or even Grandparents were alive, and for some of us, our parents were not far off being born...

History Of The Hovercraft

History Of The Hovercraft

Learn about the history of the Hovercraft, and see pictures and videos of these amazing craft in action. The Hovercraft is a unique vehicle, that allows travel over water, flat land and marshland, with...

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  • Rob3 Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
    Hi poddys, thanks for the Stonehenge visit. Your dear other half has also been kind enough to send regards. I'm the same, never visit anything on my doorstep - unless I have friends or relations who are interested.
  • poddys Oct 16, 2013 @ 8:44 am
    Thanks for the response Rob, we both really enjoyed your lens on Stonehenge, and it made us want to go there, maybe in the Spring or if the year that is ending decides to give us a nice day.
  • golfspice Sep 07, 2013 @ 3:51 pm
    Many thanks for your visit and comments on my Blenheim Palace page, which is much appreciated.
  • lowhillwolf May 01, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
    My lens traffic has dropped too and sales have plummeted to a joke level :( whats going on anyway?
  • getmoreinfo Apr 07, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
    Happy Anniversary Tony, I enjoyed reading the love story on how you and your wife met.
  • poddys Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:50 am
    Thanks.
  • cmadden Feb 15, 2013 @ 2:36 am
    ♥ I hope yours was a very Happy Valentine's Day! ♥
  • Helene-Malmsio Feb 13, 2013 @ 11:04 am
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    Happy Valentine Day!
    All the very best to you and your loved ones, from me and mine!

    Helene Malmsio aka. SCSS
  • momsfunny Feb 07, 2013 @ 7:34 pm
    Hi Tony! Thank you for SquidLiking my lens "Let's Monkey Around". Blessings to you and your lenses!
  • ManipledMutineer Jan 29, 2013 @ 8:58 am
    Many thanks for visiting and blessing my WW2 scale model aircraft lens, always good to meet someone else with fond memories of Airfix!
  • smaraymond Jan 24, 2013 @ 8:11 pm
    Thank you for stopping by and liking my onion lens. I appreciate it very much.
  • pkmcr Jan 23, 2013 @ 4:43 pm
    Thanks so much for taking the time to bless one of my lenses and the great comment which I really do appreciate :-)
  • Brite-Ideas Jan 18, 2013 @ 9:57 pm
    Hi Poddys, I put your funny zazzle t-shirt "don't be one of my pet peeve" lol, on my Funny Wall Quotes page, it's just above the comments near the bottom, thanks, Barb (I pinned it to my board "funny stuff")
  • britflorida Jan 10, 2013 @ 12:06 pm
    Thank you so much for visiting my lens about Broward County. I hope you have a wonderful day!
  • Margot_C Jan 09, 2013 @ 11:25 pm
    Tony, thanks for stopping by my story song lens today and for all the great songs to add to the list. All the best in the upcoming year.
  • cmadden Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:48 pm
    Thank you for visiting and squidliking my Lighthouses lens, and for the nice comment and the blessing!
  • favored1 Dec 25, 2012 @ 2:40 pm
    Merry Christmas to you and Debbie. Hope it is blessed with family and friends abounding.
  • scarlettohairy Dec 24, 2012 @ 6:17 pm
    Merry Christmas, Tony! Thanks for stopping by my Free Printable Mazes lens and for blessing it. I really appreciate it.
  • scarlettohairy Dec 23, 2012 @ 9:12 am
    Thanks so much for blessing my lens Police Crafts for Kids. I appreciate it! Merry Christmas!
  • NewToys Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:13 pm
    Thanks for taking the time to bless one of my lenses which I really do appreciate :-)
  • senditondown Dec 12, 2012 @ 10:40 pm
    Thank you Tony for stopping by and blessing the tribute to my dad lens.
    Your comment was very kind.
  • coolaunt Dec 08, 2012 @ 11:00 pm
    Thanks for visiting my Bond lens. I appreciate the like. You are quite inspiring and I enjoy your comments in the forum.
  • RobertZimmerman Dec 08, 2012 @ 10:23 pm
    Thanks for the blessing, I appreciate it!
  • montanatravel52 Dec 01, 2012 @ 4:50 pm
    Can't thank you enough for stopping by my Strawberry Festival lens, the "thumbs up", and most importantly for taking the time to leave thoughtful and relevant comments - truly appreciated!
  • scarlettohairy Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:04 am
    Thanks so much for the Squid Angel blessing on my Larry Crowne Movie Quiz lens. I really appreciate it! I think you'll really enjoy this funny, sweet movie.
  • favored1 Nov 13, 2012 @ 5:39 pm
    Thanks for visiting/blessing my TK Gardens lens. Savannah is beautiful. I had the opportunity to live in Georgia, but passed it up because my nephew wanted me to stay. What we do for family, right. My sister lives there. I'm sorry you never got to see it when you lived in the US. With all your earnings here maybe you'll be able to make the trip. :) You never know.
  • Jack-in-the-Box Nov 13, 2012 @ 1:49 pm
    Thanks for visiting my lenses and for blessing my Garden Metal Sculptures lens. You Rock!!!
  • favored1 Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:24 pm
    Poddys, is Squidn the old forum we love? I tried to sign in, but it wouldn't take. Please let me know on my bio page.
  • pkmcr Nov 10, 2012 @ 11:15 am
    Thanks so much for taking the time to bless one of my lenses Tony which I really do appreciate :-)
  • poddys Nov 11, 2012 @ 11:20 am
    My pleasure Paul, it was an excellent lens.
  • TravelEase Nov 09, 2012 @ 2:30 am
    I really enjoyed reading your lens "Bournemouth Visitors Guide". Though I have never heard of Bournemouth, I find this guide very informative and interesting.
    Great work.
  • BarbaraCasey Nov 08, 2012 @ 2:43 pm
    Thanks so much for the like, comment and blessing, Tony. That was my first LOTD and I really appreciate your coming by to take a look.
  • TravelEase Nov 08, 2012 @ 9:45 am
    I like your lens "Bournemouth Visitors Guide'. Very informative guide. Thanks for sharing.
  • rawwwwwws Oct 21, 2012 @ 1:09 pm
    Hi! :)

    You are featured on my Squid Angel Wings lens!
  • siserou Oct 20, 2012 @ 5:03 pm
    I can't remember whether I said "thank you" for blessing and liking my lens. If I did not already, here is my thanks. I appreciate the visit.
  • siserou Oct 17, 2012 @ 5:28 pm
    Thank you for visiting my edible gifts for Christmas lens. And the squid like and blessing were a special treat ~!
  • pkmcr Oct 14, 2012 @ 9:32 am
    Thanks for taking the time to bless one of my lenses Tony which is really appreciated :-)
  • cricketlady Oct 13, 2012 @ 7:26 am
    Thank you so much for the Angel Blessing, now that I know what that means. I added a special module for it. Thank you!
  • cricketlady Oct 13, 2012 @ 7:06 am
    Thanks for the visit, liking and the Great tip you gave me on my latest 10 lenses.
  • Oct 11, 2012 @ 2:55 pm
    Thank you so much for the visit and blessing on my lens about keeping warm in a cold house. I appreciate it.
  • Elizabeth at Ardlui Retreat Oct 03, 2012 @ 9:57 am
    Thanks so much for blessing!! I will surely share these tips to those in need my help.
  • Tennyhawk Oct 02, 2012 @ 11:43 am
    Many thanks for blessing my foreign words lens! Thanks for stopping by.
  • orthopedic-mattress Sep 29, 2012 @ 2:49 pm
    Thanks for visiting my lens. :)
  • darkprinceofjazz Sep 26, 2012 @ 4:08 pm
    Thank you Tony for the visit and blessing, I think my favorite Genesis album is Trespass, it is rough around the edges.

    A guilty pleasure is Abacab and Duke, some of the best pop prog made in my opinion.
  • lestroischenes Sep 25, 2012 @ 1:01 pm
    Thanks for dropping by ly lenses, Tony, and for blessing my 'Christmas Cake TraditionsChristmas Cake Traditions' and 'Pie Bird' lenses. So nice to get a little praise from time to time.
  • survivoryea Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:32 am
    Thank you so much for blessing my Halloween Safety lens - it really is important and I greatly appreciate your blessing! :>)
  • lestroischenes Sep 21, 2012 @ 3:56 am
    Thanks so much for blessing my 'Best Gift Ideas - Pie Dishes, Pie Birds and Bakeware' lens. Pity pies have gone out of fashion. We all have to diet all the time now. Trick is to think of a slimming pie recipe!
  • poddys Sep 21, 2012 @ 8:53 am
    I think I will just enjoy a large slice of fattening tasty pie and diet later :)
  • elynmac Sep 19, 2012 @ 9:19 am
    Thanks so much for your blessings on my Michaelmas lens, and the link back. It's funny how no one knows about Michaelmas in the US - no clue at all. Happy Pirate Day to you!
  • JustOneGuy Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am
    Hey Tony, I was looking back over the comments on my lens on Rational Religion, which has dropped off the end of the world lately, and found your comment on the end of the list.
    I noticed that you have been in IT for a long time and we have that in common. I used to program in Basic Assembler Language for IBM mainframes. I started out working on Seymour Cray's machines for Control Data and actually worked on his forst parallel processor. Anyway, I ended up in software and designed some pretty big systems for the telephone industry.
    Sorry to babble but I'm getting to the point of this note to you.
    Have you ever had a solution dawn on you that constituted a design change which solved all of the problems inherent in a particular process? Well, that is what happened to me and my Rational Religion lens is the end result. I have drastically changed it since I first did it and would like to have you check it out and give me feedback.
    I think it is the most important thing I've ever done in my life and it's like I'm standing here with a bag of diamonds and can't get anyone's attention. I suspect that is because the way people see existence is shrouded by blindspots they don't even know they have. And blindspots are not limited to other people, I could have them too. I'm sure I do.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    /Steve
  • Gregs411 Sep 17, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
    Thanks for liking and blessing my lens on Strange Sea Creatures. I appreciate it.
  • SilmarwenLinwelin Sep 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am
    Thank you for the encouragement Tony! I really appreciate it :)
  • scarlettohairy Sep 16, 2012 @ 4:09 pm
    Thanks so much for blessing my lens Bottle Caps Crafts!
  • BarbaraCasey Sep 14, 2012 @ 8:58 am
    Many thanks for the like, blessing and comment on my Master and Commander lens. If you like naval history, these books are definitely worth a look.
  • KathyT Sep 14, 2012 @ 8:50 am
    Good morning Tony! It was great to wake up to your visit and Blessing! Many thanks! :) Kath
  • scarlettohairy Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:34 pm
    Tony, thanks so much for blessing my Movies About King Edward and Wallis Simpson lens. I really appreciate it. I agree that it was best that he was not king.
  • greenspirit Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:02 am
    Thanks Tony
  • greenspirit Sep 11, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
    Thanks so much Tony...trying out AJs keyword stuff is a big change for me...and your encouragement is sincerely appreciated.
  • Sep 11, 2012 @ 12:23 pm
    Hi Tony
    Nice work on being one of the famous 100 club! That must have taken a lot of work!
  • RobertZimmerman Sep 10, 2012 @ 4:52 pm
    Thanks for the blessing!
  • kinworm Sep 08, 2012 @ 1:11 pm
    Thank you so much for your visit to my LOTD lens on 'Make a Writing Room.' I very much appreciate your visit. I'm trying my best to get round to paying back visits to all who took the time to leave a comment for me. Marie (kinworm)
  • emmajo Sep 01, 2012 @ 6:29 am
    I liked your enid blyton lens and got 100 points- it said you would too! i hope you did! its because i was at my 900th like apparently!
  • barberrela Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:46 pm
    Thankyou for blessing and liking my lens 'Pirate Treasure Maps for Kids'. Much appreciated.
  • Morgannafay Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:46 am
    Thanks so much for stopping by and giving me blesses and loves. Also thanks for playing some games too! It always makes me giddy that someone enjoyed one of the games lenses because they were a labor of love <3

    Extra congrats for the lens of the day! I hope it stays on top for a long long time You deserved it man!
  • Casacicak Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:44 pm
    Thank you for your like and blessing. I never imagined when I said well done on your LOTD yesterday that I would get the same today.
  • poddys Aug 31, 2012 @ 3:27 am
    You just never know when you are going to get LOTD, it was a wonderful surprise for me too. Well done :)
  • flycatcher Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
    Congrats on LOTD - well done, and well deserved!
  • halloweenprops Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
    Thanks for stopping by my lens!
  • Rosaquid Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:13 am
    Thank you for the Blessing on my Fresh Tostada lens! I am so happy that you enjoyed it. I chose your Favorite Breakfast lens for my "What Did You Eat Last" Quest yesterday. I really enjoyed it! Thanks.
  • poutine Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:03 am
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my lens about Kids Who Make A Difference.
  • VeseliDan Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:00 am
    Your lens about Enid Blyton is really impressive, Tony. Thumbs up! :)
  • BarbaraCasey Aug 25, 2012 @ 10:11 am
    Many thanks for the comment and blessing, Tony. We'll be on this soft foods diet for a couple more weeks at least, so the encouragement is really welcome!
  • Ladymermaid Aug 15, 2012 @ 9:09 am
    Just letting you know that your REALLY IRRITATING PEOPLE video on your My Pet Peeves article needs to be replaced as it is not showing up. Have a great week Poddys.
  • helpmeetingneeds Jul 24, 2012 @ 9:29 am
    Thank you so very much for liking my lens, I appreciated it.
  • Jul 21, 2012 @ 1:01 am
    Thank you for visiting my pop up tents lens, Tony. My best wishes to you and Debbie, always! <3
  • lclchors Jul 20, 2012 @ 9:08 am
    thank you for liking my MDI3 You can download a 30 full version of PHotoshop at Adobe. but it is cheaper to buy it from Amazon.
  • newbizmau Jul 18, 2012 @ 4:24 pm
    Hi Tony, thanks for the great comment you made on my 10 ways to destroy Earth lens. Some of the things you mentioned like the Gulf Stream coming to a halt is scary to think about. I agree.
  • cmadden Jul 18, 2012 @ 1:09 pm
    Thank you for visiting and squidliking "Bernard the Easter Frog," and for your fun comments! And thanks for the wonderful blessing! Rrribbit.
  • Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:15 pm
    Thank you for your recent visit, comment, thumbs up, and Angel blessing.
  • JohnTannahill Jul 16, 2012 @ 4:13 am
    Thanks for the blessing on my humor books lens.
    There's a lot of negative things been said about Enid Blyton - but one of her's was the first book I read when I was finding it hard to read - it's been a few years since then.
  • MarcoG Jul 15, 2012 @ 2:16 pm
    Many thanks for blessing my Ohio State lens...Go Bucks (not Irish, haha) :)
  • Ruthi Jul 15, 2012 @ 1:39 pm
    Thank you, Tony for your encouraging words and blessing on my Squidoo journey.
  • skiesgreen Jul 14, 2012 @ 8:22 pm
    Thank you Tony for blessing The Living Oceans are Dying. Much appreciated. Hugs
  • SoundFinance Jul 11, 2012 @ 5:42 pm
    Thanks so much for your visit and blessing. It is appreciated:)
  • AlleyCatLane Jul 10, 2012 @ 10:16 am
    Thanks so much for the blessing on my Key West Plants, Flowers and Trees.
  • JaguarJulie Jul 09, 2012 @ 10:00 am
    Tony, got anything special planned for Debbie's birthday? Sharing what Abraham Lincoln reportedly had to say about birthdays, "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
  • sally-james-56232 Jul 04, 2012 @ 4:40 pm
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for visiting my lens and for the kind comments you left. It was appreciated.

    Sally james
  • LaraineRose Jul 03, 2012 @ 6:24 am
    Thank you, Tony, for blessing and commenting on my lens abut hot gadgets for your car. Funny you mentioned "solar panel" roof. There is a company working on this and it should be out in 2013. No wind turbines in the works yet though. :)
  • LaraineRose Jul 01, 2012 @ 10:15 pm
    A belated thank you for your squidlike of my lens The Golden Door to America. It is good to have your support!
  • Millionairemomma Jun 25, 2012 @ 4:37 pm
    Thank you for answering my question and blessing all my lenses!
  • Elares Jun 24, 2012 @ 11:17 am
    Thank you so much for liking my lens :) You've got great ones here!!
  • ItayasDesigns Jun 22, 2012 @ 8:11 pm
    Thank you very much for the blessing, the lovely comments and liking of my article about My Artwork on Zazzle! Very much appreciate you taking the time to stop by visit. :)
  • JohnTannahill Jun 18, 2012 @ 8:36 pm
    Hi - I've done some work on my London Seaside lens and given it a link to your Bournemouth lens. I have to admit I pressed the publish button by accident originally, then tried to keep it quiet . It was never supposed to be as rubbish as it was. I think it's OK now.
  • Centavo Jun 17, 2012 @ 2:18 pm
    Poddy, thanks for stopping by and liking my lens Synergy Spanish. I really appreciate your participation. Muchas gracias y que tenga un buen dia. Happy Father's Day as well.
  • JohnTannahill Jun 15, 2012 @ 8:27 am
    Re:the Lanch before 1973. If I was going to concerts before 1973, I was at a very tender age, but I have a big brother and he used to take me to things like that, so it's possible. Lindisfarne were still around in the latter part of the decade though. Thanks for your visits to my lenses by the way.
  • poddys Jun 15, 2012 @ 8:57 am
    I was thinking that their heyday was 1970-72, it was in 72 that Genesis supported them on tour, and when Lindisfarne came on the crowd chanted that they wanted Genesis back (that was the Bournemouth concert which I didn't go to unfortunately).

    All good memories, I saw some great bands at The Lanch.
  • artyfax Jun 15, 2012 @ 4:17 am
    thanks for your visit and especially for your blessing.
  • SophiaStar Jun 14, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
    Poddys thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback and blessing on my lens:) Much appreciated!
  • JohnTannahill Jun 14, 2012 @ 4:55 pm
    You are now my best friend on Squidoo - it's offcial.
    I saw some of my first rock concerts at Lanchester Poly - Thin Lizzy, Lindisfarne - happy days!
  • MillBucks Jun 14, 2012 @ 12:33 pm
    Hello, thanks so much for leaving your comment and blessing my Liquid Seaweed Fertilizer article. I am honored by your recognition and have added your profile link to the page. Thanks for your support!

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