The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Manchester - Canal Basin

Time to berth the boat !!


Friday, 28 May 2010

Javier Hernadez

Manchester United FC has a new striker !!!

Mexican Javier Hernadez ( Chicarito ) has been granted a work permit and will join United on the 1st July.

The first Mexican to play for the club Javier has been purchased from the Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara.

Let's hope it is money well spent ....


Thursday, 27 May 2010

Manchester - Canal Basin

It may come as a surprise but Manchester has it's own canal basin in the centre of the city near to Castlefield.

Besides finding canal barges you'll find a number of pubs and bars - one of the "in" areas of the city.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Manchester - Rochdale Canal

Another view from the banks of the canal ...


Monday, 24 May 2010

Manchester - Rochdale Canal

This building looks impressive with all the windows - hidden away in the centre of Manchester on the banks of the Rochdale Canal.


Saturday, 22 May 2010

ABC Wednesday - R for Rome

R is for Rome - that eternal city - where else ??


Manchester - New residents

We have some new residents down on the Rochdale Canal in Manchester ......


Friday, 21 May 2010

Manchester - Gay Village

Manchester's Gay Village as seen across the Rochdale Canal.

A busy little area with lots of bars and clubs ..


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Shoulder Surfing

As I idled through the BBC Languages web page today I came across a new phrase - SHOULDER SURFING .

I've never heard of this before - originally it meant stealing someone's wave whilst out surfing but now in American English it has an alternate meaning.

Shoulder Surfing is the act of standing close to someone in a queue at a bank or ATM machine and reading their pin number whilst looking over their shoulder.

Well today I've learn something new..

If you are interested in learning or improving your English then look at the BBC at and click on languages.


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Great Manchester Run

It doesn't matter what you wear - just stride it out and finish the run ....


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Great Manchester Run

Waiting to start the run is the yellow and red "Dragon" - will all the legs keep in time we ask !!


Monday, 17 May 2010

Great Manchester Run

Soon the run will begin !!!

Time for warm up exercises - follow the instructions from the podium ...

For those with a thirst - free water - do not dehydrate !!


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Great Manchester Run

Back to the UK and our first trip out is to the Great Manchester Run which was held this morning - luckily the rain apart from a few drops managed to hold off.

There were certainly many participants running to raise money for their favourite charity.

Here the runners line up for the start with Manchester Town Hall in the background.

Milling around and waiting for the warm up exercises to begin.

More photographs to follow this week ....


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