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After a few 'unwanted and unnecessary e-mails I'm sorry, but to place a comment you will now have to become a 'FOLLOWER" - People can be and are nasty creatures.
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Due to poor health, I have decided to use this site mainly, and the site below for some of my postings....just click on it and choose the article to read from the list!
I'm to be found on 'Facebook' as 'Ian Mitchell' and......
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A little trip through life

Come and take a little trip with me - through my life and with a few other people as well.....You can listen to the music if you don't like the photos....!
Jan/ian (Mr le Marquis - Iwmpop ) Personal Slideshow: Ian’s trip from Le Creusot, Burgundy, France to Nîmes was created by TripAdvisor. See another Nîmes slideshow. Create your own stunning slideshow with our free photo slideshow maker.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Broke....? Rubbish....!

...To you all...."Happy New Year"!
This is from one of my Facebook "friends"......I've been trying to get together with him to drink a beer, for years, but I had no vehicle! Maybe in 2012.........Peter Hornby is his name, and he has some interesting little factual this:

EuroImage by Davide "Dodo" Oliva via Flickr

Happy Birthday Euro ?

The Euro was launched on 1 January 2002, so is 10 years old tomorrow.

Although today it is seen as overvalued by some, and a devaluation is expected, it has gained against the important currencies since it was launched.

1-1-2002 : €1=INR43.6749
31-12-2011 : €1=INR69.9494
Euro gain = 60%

1-1-2002 : €1=US$0.9394
31-12-2011 : €1=US$1.3184
Euro gain = 40%

1-1-2002 : €1=£0.6351
31-12-2011 : €1=£0.8451
Euro gain = 33%

1-1-2002 : €1=CNY7.7757
31-12-2011 : €1=CNY8.6218
Euro gain = 11%

1-1-2002 : €1=SEK8.8854
31-12-2011 : €1=SEK9.0174
Euro gain = 1.5%

1-1-2002 : €1=JPY109.75
31-12-2011 : €1=JPY102.62
Euro loss = 6%

1-1-2002 : €1=CHF1.5286
31-12-2011 : €1=CHF1.2276
Euro loss = 20%

*Chinese Yuan
**Indian Rupee

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