The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas



Thursday, 24 December 2009

Snow - again

This Sycamore tree looking rather cold and bare - just waiting now for Spring - little does it know that it's going to get a prune in February ...


Wednesday, 23 December 2009


No sign of the snow going - the warmer weather that was promised for the weekend does not look like it will appear .

Both gnome and palm are going to get cold ....


Monday, 21 December 2009

Out of a job ....

The latest casualty in the football world is our local Manchester City F.C. manager Mark Hughes who has been given his marching orders after 18 months in the job.

Many would say that he has not been given enough time to sort the club out but the new owners are not satisfied - so he has to go.

To be replaced by Italian Roberto Mancini who has an excellent track record in the Italian League.

Will Roberto succeed where offers have failed ..... ???


Sunday, 20 December 2009


Back from a two week jaunt to Spain and what do we have ??

Snow Snow Snow ......

Somewhat different from the sunny Costa Blanca but be warned even in Spain snow can strike - while we have been enjoying the sun down on the beach the rest of Spain has had snow .

And yes the Spanish are no different to the British - they are obsessed with the weather as well - the daily TV news bulletins keep everyone updated with the latest snow fall or blizzard and interviews with local people and what they think of the weather.


Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940