Long Hot Summer

September 5, 2017

Greetings. Again, apologies for the lack of updates in recent times, but things have been busy and conitue to be busy and frankly there’s not a lot of time to write.

Also, to both of my regular readers (Hi Dad!), some of the events recounted here will be familiar because you may have been there at the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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2017 in review

January 15, 2017

It’s only a couple of weeks old, so it’s probably harsh to try reviewing 2017 already, but I know there are a couple of things coming up I wanted to muse on, so here goes.

[tl:dr Reflections on stuff that’s coming up, a couple of name drops and a quick delve through recent events. Normal service continues sometime soonish.] Read the rest of this entry »


New Hall Mill – A Grand Day Out

August 31, 2015

On the advice of Brownhills Bob I took the tribe to see New Hall Mill this morning. What a fantastic piece of local industrial heritage! We saw the mill at work from grain to grind to flour, and eldest son won himself a pencil for spotting rats and solving the final anagram.

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Blue skies over Greenbelt

August 27, 2013

We’re back from Greenbelt. The very same Greenbelt that was an utter washout last year was very dry this time. Here is the sky yesterday over Mainstage:

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Scafell Pike

June 23, 2013

My son and I took a crack at Scafell Pike yesterday. This is the story, with photos!

Wast Water from the hills leading to Scafell Pike

Wast Water from the hills leading to Scafell Pike

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Smarten up, my Dad’s reading this

June 11, 2013

My blog is connected to my Twitter account, to which I have granted WordPress access. It’s a simple way to announce new posts and garner interest from a wider audience, and it’s a simple matter for my followers to retweet the annoucnement. By this simple method of onward promotion, traffic has been generated for posts about forthcoming Walsall Social Media Surgery dates, and singing carols in pubs at Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »


Bayard’s Colts – The Alchemist and The Devil

October 9, 2012

I’ve joined Bayard’s Colts. I play a folksy instrument, and I’m a resident of the fine Borough of Walsall, so it seemed only right.

Their (our) next production is The Alchemist and The Devil, a ripping yarn set in the noble Borough and starring the titular characters alongside Bayard, Sister Dora and Nell, the Tatman’s horse. Read the rest of this entry »