The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Friday, 29 June 2012

BBC Salford

I'm certainly having problems loading photos - this has taken a few efforts. The colours do not run true for some reason. Any other Bloggers out there having similar problems?

Here we have the new BBC buildings on Salford Quay now completed and I assume functioning.


Friday, 22 June 2012

Allotment - more news

This is the first year that we have used these tunnels - bought cheaply from Wilkinson. Underneath lie cabbage,cauliflower and broccoli seeds now germinating we hope. The tunnels are easy to use and far better than trying to protect the crops with netting and bamboo canes.

Raspberry plants below have run riot and seem to be spreading rapidly / hope for a good crop within the next few months.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Allotment June 2012 1

This has certainly been a bad year for growing veg due to the cold and wet Spring.

Peas and sweetcorn seed have failed to germinate and many things are late developing. However the rhubarb and the soft fruits seem to like this weather. A good crop of red currants is on the way and gooseberries are doing fine so I suppose we should not grumble.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Futuristic - it looks like a cross and I think represents the horror of war. This exhibit consists of the images of destroyed buildings on the surface.

The museum is very dark and gloomy inside and no doubt that this was the designer's intention but it makes it difficult to see some of the material on show.


Sunday, 17 June 2012


The famous Harrier Jump Jet hero of the Falklands conflict.


Friday, 15 June 2012

Soviet Tank

Another tank from the Soviet era at the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Imperial War Museum North

A Sunday morning saw us visit the Imperial War Museum in Salford and here we have a tank from the Soviet era. 



Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Imperial War Museum North

You'll find the museum in Salford near the Lowry Centre - very popular. Mainly concerned with the two World War but covers modern day conflict as well.

Rather jingoistic for my taste but no doubt that is the cynic in me coming out.



Ben after an early morning chase around in Heaton Park


Monday, 11 June 2012

Euro 2012

England have got off to a reasonable start to Euro 2012 this evening with a 1 - 1 draw against France.

Both goals scored by Manchester City players......


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Old and new..

Manchester centre the old and new ..


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fire Station

The old fire station in the middle of Manchester at a busy road junction near the Piccadilly rail station.

Plans to turn this into a hotel but the economic crisis seems to have put this on hold.


Monday, 4 June 2012

Lloyd Street, Manchester

Looking down Lloyd Street towards Deansgate.

Sunny morning..


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Abraham Lincoln

Abe Lincoln - if you wonder around the streets between Albert Square and Deansgate you'll find this fellow.

This is the third attempt I've has trying to load this photo / not had much success lately...


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