Having used Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media platforms for a number of years and in a very safe, unpolitical way, I was surprised when I received a negative comment about a video I posted on Facebook.
It was one of those situations where an assumption was made and in this instance, the assumption was incorrect.
The video (which I have since deleted) featured some rough seas in Scarborough.
I am the first to say that 'wave dodging' is just downright dangerous and puts lives at risk. I also like to think I am the last person to do something so silly and risky.
So the negative feedback assumed I was in a dangerous position and was therefore encouraging others to do so - which just wasn't the case! I was well back from the water's edge and made sure I was safely out of reach of the waves.
With the wonders of modern technology, anyone can 'shoot' a video and post it online. And also people can make negative or inaccurate comments without a second thought.
While there is an argument, however tentative, that somehow the video could be misinterpreted, I decided to remove it, just in case.
Social Media is a great thing - I keep in touch with friends who've moved halfway around the world, and it often makes me laugh. However, sometimes it's worth reconsdering a negative comment or an embarassing remark ... just in case you've got the wrong end of the stick!
Having never made anything for years, I was quite nervous when I booked a Candy House Workshop at Amelia's Chocolate, Scarborough.
I joined a group of young chocolate lovers for this special one-hour session. Amelia herself showed us how to put the candy house together - good memory required!
So you start of with all your bits and pieces. You choose your toppings, so I went for marshmallows, orange chocolate shavings and fudge pieces.
Then you get a piping bag full of white chocolate and have a go at laying the foundations and putting up the walls.
Then keep adding the walls and the roof, before making it look all lovely ...
Your fabulous choccy creation is then put into the fridge to set.
And it doesn't stop there - you get to wrap your masterpiece in lovely cellophane, ribbon and create a bespoke gift card too.
Considering I am not a crafty person, I loved this session!
Find out more at Amelia's Chocolate, Scarborough.
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” So said Martin Luther King Jnr.
And if you are inspired by the past and want to learn for the future, then pay a visit to Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.
This volunteer-run charity is based in Eastborough, Scarborough.
From exhibits to archives, the centre includes a treasure trove of material, perfect if you want to lose yourself for a few hours simply browsing, or you have a family tree you want to put together.
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre started with a few filing cabinets and a small band of people; the centre is now in a spacious building in overlooking Scarborough’s South Bay.
It’s free to enter, open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm*.
*Christmas and New Year opening times: closed from 20th December 2017 to 9th January 2018.