The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Friday, 27 September 2013

Sowerby Bridge

The last photo from our little trip out - this I would imagine is the parish church at Sowerby Bridge.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Blackpool Illuminations

A trip to Blackpool Tuesday night to view the illuminations - to my mind not as good as in the old days .

Now is this all in the mind ?? Were things always better then in the past ?

One good thing - the OAP Bus Pass can now be used on the promenade trams but only up to 11 o'clock at night..

Weather was pleasant - quite mild and the rail journey fast and on time.


River Calder - Sowerby Bridge

River Calder equals canoes, ducks and rubbish - all at Sowerby Bridge

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Manchester City F.C. Progress ...?

After a shaky start to the football season Manchester City have certainly sprung into action during the last two weeks.

A 3-0 Champions League win over Plzen followed by a 4-1 win over rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Last night in the League Cup they took their revenge for the FA Cup defeat and beat Wigan 5-0.

Hopefully City are now in their stride and nothing will impede their progress.


The Wharf - Sowerby Bridge

This area of Sowerby Bridge is attractive and lots of colourful boats to view. 

Boat hire can be arranged and it's possible to walk down the canal.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sowerby Bridge

Last Saturday saw us take a rail trip to Sowerby Bridge for a little wonder around.

Not a great deal there and the town was fairly quiet.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Southport Air Show

A few more photos from the air show at Southport - Red Arrows included. Click and expand the photo for a better view.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Southport Air Show

Large crowds for the annual air show at Southport.

Ready to fly just take your pick.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Manchester City - slow start ..

Manchester City 0 Stoke 0 is not a result that will be welcomed by the owners of Manchester City Football Club.

A very slow and stuttering start to the 2013/2014 Premier League.

The new signings - mainly from Spanish clubs were to herald fast flowing football and great success.

For the start of the European Championship commencing Tuesday what are we going to see ??

Await Tuesday !!!


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