11 years ago today, this website was born. The idea was hatched as a result of constantly answering questions which I was being asked daily while teaching. They are the same sort of questions every riding coach is asked regularly…… “what’s on…..” or “where can I find….” or “where can I buy…..” or “do you know of any…..” So on 23rd July 2003 I decided to ‘give it a go’ and try and answer all those questions in one place. Within 24 hours I’d bought the domain name and some website building software and launched a homepage! The planning followed afterwards, as did the design and layout of the site which were changed and developed to suit the needs of the website content, with the main objective being to provide the information required in an easy to navigate site.
You often hear about these scams, but it got close to home today when my parents were targetted! They didn’t fall for it, but the Indian sounding man who was probably in a call centre, knew their christian names and told them there was a problem with their computer. If they turned it on, he would be able to identify the problems and sort them out for them. Realising it was a scam, Mum and Dad quickly ended the call. I googled it and found news of this scam on the Guardian website: www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/18/phone-scam-india-call-centres Don’t fall for it!