The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Monday, 29 August 2011

Goodbye to summer ..

I think we can say goodbye to the short summer we had ...

This holiday weekend has been wet and cold and there is no hope of warmer weather on the horizon.

Perhaps an Indian summer in September or October but I doubt it.


Sunday, 28 August 2011

Football news today ..

Manchester United 8 Arsenal 2

Need I say more ?

Well .... also

Manchester City 5 Tottenham 1

Both teams have unbeaten records this season - not like our local team Rochdale


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Heaton Park - Rhododendrons

Early morning sun striking the Rhododendrons -


Friday, 19 August 2011

Heaton Park

Another corner of the park - always something interesting to view.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Heaton Park - Canada Geese

It was some time ago when this photo was taken - these goslings will be somewhat larger now.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Heaton Park

The facade to the old Manchester Town Hall - looking rather regal in the morning summer sunlight here in Heaton Park.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Remember me ..

A sad but compelling website -

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum depicts photographs of the young survivors of World War II who were (in 1945) looking for their families.

The museum is now working to discover what happened to them all these years later.


Heaton Park

At last I've managed to load some more photos taken during our rather brief summer - the weather here in the north of England has taken a turn for the worse - more rain and it is getting somewhat colder. Central heating here we come..... just in time for the football season.


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Manchester Riots

The only good news is that we are forecast heavy rain all day tomorrow.

Hopefully it will be a correct forecast for once and drive the yobs inside.

Let's cross our fingers and hope.....


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