The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Thursday, 30 June 2011

De-layered management

Another new phrase for me today - de-layered management - I learn something new every day.

In other words redundancy and job loss ..

Why not say it as it is ?


Manchester - Tib Lane / Booth Street area

Modern block amongst the Victorian buildings - not far from the Town Hall


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Manchester - Albert Square

Manchester's Albert Square - named after Victoria's husband..


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Manchester Parade

More views from the parade - at this point we got fed up with watching the parade and went to Costa Coffee.


Monday, 27 June 2011


Today for the first time I came across a word that was somewhat new to me - monetize.

A quick look in the dictionary tells me that this is a verb which means to convert into or express in the form of currency or when used as an adjective can mean adapt to the use of money.

From the 19th cent French monétiser or Latin moneta - money

It would now appear that the financial whizz kids have hijacked this word and it replaces the phrase make money from or something similar.

How the language changes ..


Manchester Parade

Who are they ? Your guess is as good as mine.


Sunday, 26 June 2011

Manchester Parade

Last weekend we went into Manchester to view the Manchester Parade - an event we watched last year and to be quite honest this parade was not as good as 2010.

It lacked something and gave the impression of cheapness .


Saturday, 25 June 2011

Ordsall Hall Salford

Everything a gentleman needed could be found in the hall.

Your own coat of arms ..

Nice modern fireplace ..

A comfortable bed - so long as you were not too tall.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ordsall Hall Salford

A few more views of this quite attractive hall.

Here looking more like a church !

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Salford children ..

Where are they now ? What happened to them over the years ?

Faces stare out from the past .

Photos on display at Ordsall Hall.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ordsall Hall - Visiting times

Anyone planning a visit to the Hall should realise that it is closed Saturdays and only open Sunday between 1 and 4 pm

Monday to Friday has opening times between 10am and 4pm.


ABC Wednesday - W

This week W x 2 - Woodland Walk

Nice sunny morning for a walk in Guardamar Spain - through the trees of the wood and down the walkway.


Ordsall Hall Salford

This time ornate ceilings - very impressive..


Monday, 20 June 2011

Ordsall Hall Salford

I'm glad I've not got to maintain this roof - very very old and fragile ..


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Ordsall Hall Salford

The landed gentry always enjoyed a good roast dinner ...


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Ordsall Hall Salford

Ordsall Hall is now owned by Salford Council - entrance is free - closed on Saturdays.

Google Ordsall Hall for more details.

Recently the Hall was renovated and here we see a formal garden that has been created.


Friday, 17 June 2011

Salford - Ordsall Hall

You'll find Ordsall Hall in Salford not far from the Exchange Quay metro station.

With parts 820 years old this Tudor mansion has been in the past a farm, home, church hall and working men's club. The name of the hall first appeared in print in 1177.

For three hundred years it was the home of the Radclyffe family who moved in around 1335.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Manchester Metro - Exchange Quay

The view from the Exchange Quay Metro station in Salford.


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Salford - Skyline

The skyline of Salford has changed in recent years - this area was once a notorious slum not far from Manchester docks. Now it houses smart mod tech office space.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Rose - Wildfire

Wildfire is the name of the rather attractive floribunda rose - doing rather well - it was planted last year and has produced a good display of blooms this Spring.


Sunday, 12 June 2011

New garden purchases

Two new plants for the garden - both seem to have taken and we hope they happily grow.

Caradonna Salvia

Digitalis Goldcrest


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Heaton Park - Mallard

Why is it when you try to take a picture of a bird they usually fly away or turn around?


Friday, 10 June 2011

Manchester - Heaton Park

Heaton Park and sun shining through the woods.


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Manchester - Heaton Park

Well at last I've been able to get out and about and take a few photos.

Here is Heaton Park Manchester in the early morning sunlight.


Saturday, 4 June 2011

The last last game of the season - Football ..

England 2 Switzerland 2

Need we say more ??

And at Wembley !!


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June is here ..

Well the 1st of June today but no sign of any summer weather ..

Dull and dry for a change - temperature only just reaching the early 60's Fahrenheit - no sign of any warm weather yet - we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.

This weekend should be good weather - we are promised some sun and warmth . Promises are not always kept !!


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