This is an occasional bulletin from the Ferndown U3A “Ministry of Mirth” – stationed in the St. Leonards Bunker.

We will be sending out to all members these infrequent dispatches of humour in order to keep you all smiling and give you a few items to laugh at, during these difficult times – while we look for some light at the end of the tunnel -especially as there isn’t much else to laugh about !!

Every effort will be made to monitor these funnies so that they are NOT TOO political, religious and definitely not offensive. For a couple of weeks we’ll be trying out these light-hearted video looks at the news together with some random jokes and funny pictures thrown in for good measure.

All you need to do is click on this link.

There is a mixture of videos, joke pages and pictures which open up automatically when you DOUBLE CLICK on the item chosen or the arrow to start the video clip. If you want the video to be full screen click on the small white box in the right hand bottom corner. To return to the smaller screen version click the larger white “plus” symbol in the right hand bottom corner. To return back to the main page, click on the white arrow in the top left hand corner of the joke page and chose another item.

Please enjoy these humorous offerings but if you find you have any difficulties with any of the items contact us on the details below.

We will be sending these emails out to all members registered with the FU3A Beacon system, as this is the easiest way to reach all those members. If you DO like the idea and have anything amusing in a similar vein please send it to the email address at the bottom of the page. We will then vet them and send them out in later dispatches.

If on the other hand you WOULD NOT like to receive any further emails from this source please let us know at the same address below and we will remove your name from the mailing list. No worries.

The Minister of Mirth : aka Keith Banks.

FU3A member Mary Goodman has been talking to us here at the Ministry. She has tried out a little trick which seems to bypass the problem with downloads- see her notes below.

 As you have been told invariably the message comes up “Unable to play this video at this time.  The number of allowed playbacks has been exceeded.  Please try again later”.  It was perfect for me to check to-day as every video came up with that message.  I can now confirm without fail that centred under the message is a small blue box which says Download.  Click on it and it works!!!

Good luck.  Of course I can’t say if all computers behave in the same way.

Kind regards  Mary Goodman