Posted: 28/03/2013 at 14:35
Don't think carrot cake is British, Frank - supposedly came fom Italy, and became popular over her after the war, when rationing made sugar scarce and carrots apparently made cake sweeter. That might be true, but we don't eat Woolton Pie or Snook now,so why carrot cake?
Totally different moan, more a worry than a rant, I read today that the global Internet has slowed down due to a 'war' between two large online companies, and experts think it could soon affect personal banking and emails. I worry that we are sometimes too trusting with electronic banking, and believe that the various security measures will take care of us.
I renewed an insurance policy on the phone a few days ago, and happily gave the person at a well known Insurance Company my card details - he then had in front of him my name, age, address, and card details. Whilst I hope that he is very trustworthy, what safeguards are in place to stop him passing these details to a third party? Then a few days down the line, I lose money and get told by my bank or card provider that I must have disclosed my details to someone else - well, I did 'cos that's the b....y system!
What with the problems in Cyprus I am more and more tempted to find space under my mattress for my cash - but they know where I live!
Well, that worry became a rant, methinks!