Tuesday, 13 January 2015

BY INVITATION ….. TRADING WITH OUR OWN SKILLS ….. A BARTER SYSTEM !!!! ……….

Trading with our own skills ….. a barter system. This is the subject for our January 2015 By Invitation post, suggested by Coty 
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If the world's currency ceased as we know it, and we had to barter, what would our immediate skills be …..


Well, I guess that we would all find it difficult.



I'm not going to pretend that I'd turn into Wonder Woman and be baking up a storm …..



….. or suddenly becoming exceptionally skilled at whittling wood but, I'm sure that I'd get by….. I'm pretty capable ! Once we've had the privilege of modern technology, it's so much harder to go back, isn't it ? Only this Saturday, our Sky dish connections came loose, due to high winds and, as much as it didn't ruin our life, it was annoying that we couldn't watch the things that we like to watch, only because we are used to having that particular facility…… if we'd never had it, we wouldn't miss it …… and it was only off for a couple of days !!!!! 



SO ….. what skills could I barter with ? ….. perhaps a bit of decorating …..



….. take in ironing ? …..



….. walk dogs ? …..



….. £1 a kiss ? …..



or, last resort ….. sell my body !!!!!



I think that, maybe, I'd send my husband out to bring the money in !!!!!



Let's wave the magic wand and get back to 2015. As much as we can play at going back to basics, we all like our modern comforts and, once they are here, we all embrace them !!!

What bartering skills have you got ?




For more bartering ideas, Marsha has all of the links.


images 1, 5, 7, 9 & 10  : via margadirube, image 2 & 4: via kero i am, image 3: via dornob, image 6: via inspiration lane, image 8: via la bonne vie 

Jackie

62 comments:

  1. £1 a kiss....this time next year you'd be a millionaire!!!!

    Happy New Year Xx

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    1. Hi Simone ……. very kind of you to say so but, I don't think so …….. maybe by the next century !! Happy New Year to you and yours. XXXX

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  2. LOVE the KISS IDEA!!!
    BRAVA.........Beautiful photos,and good ideas!
    XX

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    1. Everyone loves a kiss, Contessa { even when they have to pay for it } !!!! XXXX

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  3. We would have to do a lot of kissing to survive, Jackie... ;)
    Cute, I always enjoy your interpretations so much... xv

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    1. Very, very, very, true Vicki ….. perhaps I'll have to charge a bit more in future !!!!!! XXXX

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  4. You had me laughing...like you it was fun to put this together but I say lets celebrate having electricity and technology! Though I think a day without wouldn't' do any harm, especially our kids!

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    1. Yes indeed ….. lets get back to all that is good with electicity and modern technology !! But, you're right …… our children could do with a few days, technology free. XXXX

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  5. Oh Jackie, you always make me smile and laugh!!! That's what I need most at the present moment!
    I was really looking forward to 'what you will come up with' for this month BIO. And - as usual of coarse - brilliant! Always love and enjoy your images! (Where on earth do you find them!)
    1 Pound for a kiss? You're joking! A kiss from you is priceless!
    Selling body? Why not....if the worst would comes to the worst..... But to be honest, in my case just a little bit too late :)-ha-ha. Best idea - sending out our husbands to bring the money or goods in.
    Warmest and smiling greetings, karin

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    1. If I'm being honest Karin, it's a bit late to sell my body too …. don't think that there would be many takers !!!! XXXX

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  6. Well, hiring myself out as a gardener would be a bit predictable. And as I would only work when the sun shines it would limit the opportunity a bit. I can't cook. My body wouldn't earn me a lot. Oh dear.
    Maybe herd sheep? I seem to be getting a fair bit of practice.

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    1. I think that you would clean up on the gardening jobs Jessica and a bit of sheep herding would make you a few bob, wouldn't it ?!! Don't think that I'd have many takers for the body either !! XXXX

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  7. So original ! What would be more fun? Ironing or kissing strangers? I vote to send the husband out!

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Yes …. sending the husband out seems the best idea to me as well !!!! XXXX

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  8. Ha! Great post, hugs and kisses always needed. I'm a big hugger, life is always so much better after a hug. Jane x

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    1. Yes Jane …. that would be the best part !!!! haha. XXXX

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  9. Couldn't wait to scroll down to see what to had to say and see your wonderful pictures. Like Karin from La Pouyette I always wonder where you find such wonderful pictures. Although I'd love to know, Please don't tell, otherwise everyone will be using them. It's what makes your posts so original. Love the stocking leg flirtatiously swinging from the bed., Not sure what I'd do. I'd love to do the pound a kiss, but I'm too old to get many takers. Maybe some, decorating ! I hate ironing so that's a No. No. Just love all your ideas. Happy New Year Jacqueline.

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      I only get pictures from the internet and, I always credit the place that I found them at the bottom of the post so, you can always go and find the sites. I don't do links as it would take me forever …. it takes me long enough to organise myself to do a post !!!!
      Happy New Year to you and your family. XXXX

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  10. What a amazing post,,,,,,warm hugs and kisses from me Ria....x!

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    1. Thanks Ria ….. hugs and kisses back !! XXXX

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  11. Love the kiss idea, Jackie!
    We vendors at the market barter a lot and we so enjoy it! A loaf of home-made sourdough bread for a hat, some cheese for organic vegetables,etc. Bartering is a great thing - years ago, my husband bartered some work on a friend's house for free yoga lessons!

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    1. I'm sure that I could do it if I tried hard enough Carol !! Bartering IS a great thing and still goes on in many countries { including your market !! } XXXX

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  12. Oh, my precious, Jackie, you have had me laughing out loud. A kiss for sale is OK, selling your body is really not that bad, but OMG, taking in ironing? I would definitely walk dogs, or do anything dog-related. Sending the husband out to do the bartering, however, is the BEST idea of all!!
    As always, just wonderful !!

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    1. You're right Marsha …… I think that I was joking about the ironong …… not something that I love to do !!! XXXX

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  13. You are such fun . . . totally entertaining . . .
    I'd barter some gardening plants . . .
    Counseling . . .
    Expressive painting time . . .
    Soup . . .
    Cookies . . .
    Long heart to heart visits . . .

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    1. Oooo Lynne ….. you have loads of bartering skills. …. you'd do really well. XXXX

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  14. You make me smile! I would cook, sing, make something crafty, organize ~ wow...so many things ~ talented I tell ya. xox

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    1. It sound's as if you would do well in a bartering world Lori …… very talented indeed !! XXXX

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  15. Years ago I tried to start a barter/friend club so we could all help each other out..no takers :(

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    1. Hi Z …… yes, I didn't think that it would work very well ….. not enough to make a living at it anyway !! XXXX

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  16. Hello Jackie
    I know you have a beautiful body and your kisses are well worth a pound but please don't do that. I think you would make a very good existence being a comedian. I would teach you to knit and sew and you could design the most beautiful jackets. I kind of knew you would not take up baking as you hate washing wooden spoons.
    A great post as usual.
    Helenxx

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    1. Oh Helen, how on earth did you remember that I hate touching wet wood ?!!!!! I definitely wouldn't be able to do the wood thing, would I ?!! { …. and, I don't think that I'd have many takers for the selling my body idea !! } XXXX

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  17. They're all worth a go...... but I'd draw the line at taking in ironing!!

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    1. Haha …… I think that we are all agreed on that one !!!! XXXX

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  18. Happy New Year !!!
    I love your picture !

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  19. Hello,dear Jackie,
    Such a big smile on my face today after riding your post!:)))
    THANKYOU so very much for bringing always a lot of laugh and prettiness here....
    Just absolutely agree about kiss!!!
    And,once more thankyou for your fabulously fantastic images here,they are all from the Internet, I know:) But you must to SEE all of them and to find them....
    Wish you really good New year!

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    1. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2015 …… and lots more smiling and prettiness !! XXXX

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  20. I would want you to trade in your creative skills - I know how good they are! And in return I would offer up errrmmmm.....Jeez, it's hard to think what you are actually good at isn't it!?
    I'll get back to you, after I have stopped being engrossed in modern technology! xxx

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    1. Hi Amy ….. you have SO many creative skills to share and I know that you could teach me a thing or two !!!! ……. and all of those lovely recipes you have in your repertoire ….. far more than me. I think that we probably all have something to share but we don't always know it. XXXX

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  21. It's amazing how much we depend on technology isn't it? You don't want to be around our house when the internet goes out!!! Lovely images and a fun take on the theme.

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    1. It certainly is ……. I think that, as soon as we have something, we can't do without it !
      …. and, I do like a bit of fun !!! XXXX

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  22. Hello Jackie,

    Well, many of the things you list here seem rather too much like hard work for us Lazy Tarts that we are!

    We have no doubt that selling your body, with or without the additional kiss, would make you a millionaire in no time. But, better still, we feel, is for you to use your undoubted creative talents to make delicious images for us all to enter into our very own fantasy land. For, you are the mistress of delight, intrigue, glamour and style which allows us, your readers a little slice of heaven when we visit. Perhaps you need to charge admission?

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    1. Hi Jane and Lance …….. I might just make £2.50 if I sleep with the entire London Philharmonic Orchestra !!!!!!!!
      Thanks so much for your kind words and welcome back to this world that we call blogging ….. we missed you. XXXX

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  23. Maybe I could sell bottled mushrooms, or tomatoes, or paté?

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    1. You would do really well Cro ……. you can do LOADS of things. I'd like you as my neighbour if we still lived in a bartering world !!!! XXXX

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    2. …. I meant to add that I'd lke you as my neighbour whatever world we live in !!!! XXXX

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  24. I'm quite good at growing veg so maybe I could have a market stall. I also make a mean Ratatouille. I'm getting too old to sell my body unfortunately - unless I find someone really desperate! Great set of pictures to go with the post. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm too old for selling my body too Elaine …… it would be a last resort !!!! You wouldn't have any trouble bartering either ….. you have lots of skills up your sleeve !! XXXX

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  25. I think the last idea is definitely the best Jackie :-) Although the kiss (only picking out the most attractive men off course) doesn't sound too bad either!!

    Happy weekend!

    Love,

    Madelief xox

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    1. Yes Madelief ….. I think that you are right !!!!
      Wishing you alovely weekend too ….. we have snow forecast so you probably have too !! XXXX

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  26. All along I thought I was the only person considering my bartering worth. Your posting gave me a sense of belonging to the universe. We are not alone.

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    1. Well I'm glad to of been some help Vronka. XXXX

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  27. Jackie...do you know why I love you so? This post is only one of the reasons, but I always think of you as VERY capable, and I admire a capable woman! We would starve here we banked on me selling my body, so I think it would be ironing for me :)))
    I hope you are having a great week my dearest!
    much love...

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    1. I think that you are far more capable than me June ….. your talents are endless whereas mine are few !! I know that you would excell if we went back to bartering but, thank goodness we don't have to !!!!!
      It's very frosty here and we might have some snow in the next few days.
      Happy week to you dear June. XXXX

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  28. Interesting question! I'm good at cleaning and making stuff, but it's hard to say what you would do if your life changed in a totally different way you have never lived before!
    Jacqueline, your posts aways makes me smile and stop and think. By the way, great photos and a good thought provoking post!
    Warmest wishes,
    Jo. xx

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    1. Thanks Jo ….. and, your right. I'm sure that, if we had to, we would probably turn our hands to many things.
      Happy weekend to you. XXXX

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  29. I love all these photos. Especially that of your furry model. :)

    I don't think I have those skills yet. :D

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    1. I don't have many skills really but, I'm sure that we would all be very quick learners if we needed the money !!!!
      Isn't that bearded collie gorgeous ? XXXX

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  30. My kind of post, it's such a treat. So girly.I am so with you on the barter system. My Generator
    needed a new battery, $360, the boiler system had a check up, even though I had a maintance
    plan at $260. a year another 250. I could go on, but my blood pressure rises. Big hug Honey chile. yvonne

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