My blogging has been patchy recently a combination of being away from home traveling back and a bad cold which is thankfully getting better, hopefully I now I am back in the swing. The hardest part is finding new locations and taking better and better photos, I have just completed module four of my courseContinue reading “Amazing sky”
We are back in Manchester and about to leave for France, we are glad to be heading home. The weather has improved but with the long-range forecast predicting more snow. We have not done half of what we wanted to do but still managed to spend a small fortune roughly equivalent to the GDP ofContinue reading “On our way back home, hooray!”
We have just returned from a pleasant trip up to Edinburgh, despite the weather keeping Billy Bragg from getting to his concert in Glasgow after we had braved the train journey over there, we did manage to see my daughter Rachel on Sunday evening an Karen’s son Bryan for a few days which made theContinue reading “The wrong kind of weather forecast”
Known locally as the Lino, the Linotype works in Broadheath Altrincham which opened at the end of the 19th century produced machines that revoltionized newspaper printing. Invented by a German watchmaker in the United States the machine produced whole lines of type speeding up the composing process, before the invention no newspaper in the worldContinue reading “Linotype works, it certainly did”
Affectionately known as the “Dukes Cut” the Bridgewater Canal was the first canal built in the UK that didn’t follow an original watercourse. It opened on 17th July 1761 to take the duke of Bridgewater’s coal to Manchester and a later route through Cheshire to the Staffordshire Potteries. It was built under the guidance ofContinue reading “Bridgewater, Brindley and Lord Foster”
Another milestone in the story of FC united of Manchester, they drew today 1-1 with Brighton a team 95 places above them in the English league structure. We watched the live game on television at a cricket club in Flixton. The club were only allocated 845 tickets to the game, Brighton prefering to leave theirContinue reading “It will be all over by Christmas II”
Sarah, Olly and I went tonight to watch FC United in a charity match against a local team whose ground was next to a group of houses which were completly destroyed in a recent gas explosion, the proceeds were to go to the families who had lived there. There was two television crews and severalContinue reading “It will be all over by Christmas”
Oh what a joy to be back in England, after a good trip back through France we arrived at the hotel in Kent which was surrounded by fast food joints and a cinema, Karen insisted we eat at ‘Frankie and Bennys’, she had eaten there before and liked the food. Both our meals were lessContinue reading “A depressing camping trip”
Another image from last night. We are about to leave for England so I am looking forward to photographing some new subject matter, Lafitole and the views of the Pyrenees are a bit exhausted at the moment.
We went to a concert in Marciac tonight to see the American blues singer Eric Bibb, someone I have wanted to see for a long time. I smiled and had a tear in my eye all the way through, Karen had never heard of him before but was bowled over and became an instant fan.