The Past

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

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Solar lights

These solar lights look very attractive but are useless in the winter - our dark winter skies generate zero power.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Perhaps not a good idea ...

Perhaps not a good idea to manufacture a bird feeder in the shape of an owl - it must be off-putting for the sparrows and tits.

The "eyes" are very bright and can be seen way down the garden ...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Snowdrops ....

It may be minus 3 C. and snow lies on the ground but these snowdrops have managed to make an appearance.


Thursday, 15 January 2015


Photos taken at Alkrington Woods Middleton

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A cold morning in Springfield Park

Some views from the park - across to Rochdale and the Pennines and Knowl Moor with the wind turbines.

Cold day but we were lucky with the snow - not much of the stuff....

Monday, 5 January 2015

Alkrington Woods

A few more photos from our walk around Alkrington Woods

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Sunday Walk - Alkrington Woods

A cold but dry sunny Sunday morning and away we went for a walk around Alkrington Woods.

Here are just some of the photos we managed to take.

FA Cup - 3rd Round

FA Cup

Well both Manchester teams won their qualifying games today but it was a struggle for both of them - leaving it very late in the day to score goals !!!

United beat Yeovil 2-0 and City beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1.

Let's hope that standards improve  for the next round.

Saturday saw local team Rochdale beat Nottingham Forrest 1-0 - well done!!!


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