About the Platinum Line blog

A builder looking at a website blueprint
I am still very much at the planning stage.

This is my first serious attempt at a blog. I chose the name “The Platinum Line” as Platinum is a precious metal associated with the number seventy. When you have been married seventy years you celebrate your platinum wedding anniversary. Many years ago I worked in a laboratory and used platinum electrodes. Platinum is a dull grey metal but it can be an important catalyst for many things.

I hope to use this site to talk about subjects that interest me like history and travel and to connect with other people with similar interests and I would like to provide travel information and inspiration. Whether you are a local, a frequent visitor or even enjoying some escapism and dreaming of your next adventure.  

What I enjoy most about blogging is the chance to connect with people with similar interests. I love it if you leave a comment or visit my facebook page and if you enjoy reading my posts please subscribe to get my latest updates automatically.

I hope you will take the time to explore my site. Click here  if you want to find out more  About me

Financing the fun

The picture shows someone with their fsitting on a sofa with their feer up using a laptop
The dream life

My tag line  is “financing the fun after retirement” is because I think there is no point telling you how I love travelling at home and abroad without also giving you some idea how I finance my lifestyle.  Some posts in this section.

Helping with academic research

Make an extra £20.00 a month by filling in surveys

Selling books online

How to earn money as a mystery shopper

Disclosure Policy

The Platinum line is a U.K. blog.  Non U.K. readers are very welcome but some of the information may not be relevant or available to you.

Please read my affiliate earnings disclaimer below.

This affiliate disclosure details affiliate relationships that The Platinum line has with other companies and products.

Please assume that every single link on ​the platinumline.blog and theplatinumline.com​ is an affiliate link and that if you click on it and buy something, I’ll possibly make a small commission from it ​at no additional cost to you.
Please note that  I only recommend items that I’ve personally used, tried out, or can truly recommend.
My website, ​the platinumline​ ​is committed towards helping you ​ explore England and further afield and earning a commission allows me to keep generating quality content for everyone.
The Platinumline  ​makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the content contain on this website or any sites linked to or from this site.
Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

I also accept product reviews for products I like and suppliers I can trust. I will always disclose if an item has been gifted for the purpose of a review or competition and I will provide an honest review.

I also disclose if a post is a collaborative or guest post. In which case the views expressed may not reflect my own.

Previous reviews.

House of Silver

Adult Painting by numbers kit review and giveaway

A few sites I  found useful  when I  began

This is a free resource for novice or experienced bloggers.  The money shed also has a very helpful blog and forum for all things related to earning money at home. The money shed beginner bloggers tool kit


This site has a lot of helpful information about using social media such as Pinterest.


I have also followed the wordpress blogging fundamentals and commentating basics.   The mistakes are my own.

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