The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Manchester - The Big Wheel

This big wheel was due to be moved from the centre of Manchester and in fact it may now have been removed.

It's spent quite a time in Exchange Square - will it return to the centre or head for some other city ? Who knows !!


Friday, 27 April 2012

Manchester Harvey Nichols

The skyline of Manchester as seen from the cathedral - Harvey Nichols and Selfridge.

The tower of the Exchange in the distance.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Chetham's School of Music

Chetham's School of Music to the right of the picture - this photo was taken some weeks ago when the weather was somewhat better.


Monday, 23 April 2012

Manchester's Hidden Gem

Known as the hidden gem - hidden amongst the shops and offices of central Manchester - St.Mary's Roman Catholic Church which was founded in 1794.

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Wasting time ..

I've just wasted an hour changing the template of this Blog - in error !!

At last it is back to something I'm happy with ..

The moral is - do not mess about with anything you are happy with .


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Blog changes ..

I can not say that I'm too happy with the latest changes to the posting screen.

Guess at my age I prefer things to remain as they always were.

It does not appear to be as simple as before - no doubt I will soon adapt.


Rochdale Football

Rochdale has not lasted long in the Npower League Division 1 - a 2-1 defeat against Chesterfield yesterday has seen them relegated back to Division 2.

Where they will no doubt stay for many years..

Sad !!!

Monday, 16 April 2012


Is it just me or are we getting Titanic overload on the television and radio? Every other programme seems to be about the sinking of the unsinkable liner in 1912.

One or two programmes may be interesting but I do think they have gone for the overkill.


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lancashire Cricket

Lancashire got a good thrashing at Liverpool and were defeated by 10 wickets by Sussex in the County Championship Division 1.

Not a very good start to the season - let's hope for better days ...


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter ..

Well Easter is here tomorrow - the weather will be turning wet after a few weeks of warm sunny weather - so nothing is new...

What is new is the increasing commercialism of Easter - is this the new Christmas?

If the TV adverts are correct we now need in addition to Easter Eggs a lamb joint for the Easter dinner, an Easter bouquet of flowers for the Mrs and of course several bottle of wine.

Do not forget to stock up at the local garden centre with tulips and daffs.

I've not been encouraged to buy cards yet - no doubt that will come later .


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