The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Heywood - TOPS

TOPS is " The Old Police Station " in Heywood - now a commercial and business centre.

It once held the local magistrates court ..


Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Heywood - Phoenix Centre

Some years ago the old Heywood Grammar School was pulled down and now in it's place is the Phoenix Centre which provides us Heywoodites with medical and dental services...


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Heywood - Civic Centre

Heywood's answer to Las Vegas - all the action here ...

Weddings, line dancing, soul music - it has it all ....


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Latin Quarter - Galway

Quaint, pretty, old - what more can you say about Galway's Latin Quarter even if there is a Dunnes in the background ...

A hectic and noisy place when the local students come out to play at the weekend.


Friday, 19 February 2010

Heywood - The house on the hill ..

Through the trees and mist you can just make out the house on the hill = photo taken from Queen's Park.


Heywood - Cenotaph

Heywood's cenotaph - found near the centre of the town ..

A constant reminder of the past ..


Heywood - The Centre

Heywood centre as seen from the Civic centre - The library to the left and St. Luke's church visible on the right .


Heywood - Queen's park

No not modern art this time but an old tree trunk left to rot in the " natural area "


Thursday, 18 February 2010

River Corrib

Galway's own river the Corrib with the RC Cathedral in the background.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Cliffs of Moher - Galway Bay

Another must on the tourist route - however when you're stood on the top of the cliffs with the other thousand tourists there is not actually a lot to see.

Better view to be had from a boat I would expect but not many boats about ..


Monday, 15 February 2010

Waiting ..

A wasted afternoon waiting for E-on to replace my electric meter - no show !!

They'll have to chase me now if they want another appointment .

One of life's little annoyances ......

Never mind !!


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Galway -- Dunguaire Castle

We went to Galway in Ireland sometime in 2006 - quite a while ago - however as we have not been out and about in the UK much this year I'm having to look out old photographs to put on my RAMBLER Blog.

This castle whose importance escapes me is on the tourist route .


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Sunset over Guardamar

Some nice cloud shapes and colours here in this photo taken in Spain - Guardamar

It looks warmer than the UK - photo taken January ..


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Sunny days ..

Bright blue sky .... so it must be Spain !!!

Perhaps if we are lucky we'll get days like this in July or August .. I'm not counting on it though.


Monday, 8 February 2010

Allotment 12 - Cleaning up

It may still be winter but down at the allotment people are starting to tidy up and prepare the ground ready for the coming year.

In 4 weeks time we will need to plant potatoes and from then on we'll all be pretty busy.

This is an area that was cleared this weekend and eventually will house a small hut.

Luckily this is not our allotment ... the owner has started to clear this rubbish away already and I'm sure that soon it will be all spick and span.


Friday, 5 February 2010

General Election

All things being equal it would appear that we are due a general election sometime this year in the UK.

Any ideas on what to do ??

Should one go abroad for an extended stay or perhaps pack the TV and radio away until the event is over. Cancel all newspapers and become a hermit !!!

Suggestions ???


Growing old ..

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man ..

Lev Trotsky 1879-1940


Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Time I had a sleep !!!

A camel - in Budapest Zoo if you were wondering - not a sleepy sheep ...


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Come closer ....

Just come a little closer and you'll find I'm not as slow and dozy as I look .....

I live in Hungary - Budapest .. in the Zoo !!

Monday, 1 February 2010

New toy. !!!

I am now the owner of an iPod Touch - something else to struggle with !!

The hope is that when I'm away I'll be able to surf the net and download mail in some dark and dank cafe or bar that provides free WiFi ..

Initial reaction is good - my fingers are a little large for the keys - so extra care needed when typing messages.

I'm not sure that I'll be able to create Blog items - problem accessing the area where you type your message ... anyway once I have read the 98 pages of the manual maybe I'll have a better idea of what it can do.

These modern gadgets are supposed to exercise the brain power and help keep us up to date and feeling younger - I hope so !!


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