Thursday, 20 December 2007

Salford Choral Society Carol Concert

A big event every year and nice to see St Phil's so full. Just a shame that with fire exits all unlocked it gets a bit draughty

The condemned man

Mr Paton is leaving St Philip's school and here if is just before his leaving assembly starts

Monday, 26 November 2007

Sunday, 25 November 2007


In his posh new house

Bridge on route 6

This is one of the bridges on the Sustrans NCN route 6 crossing over the River Irwell. A good route and gorgeous in the sunshine,

St phil's tower

A beautiful winter day and the tower looks really good.

You can see my house from here!

The view from half way up Rivington Pike. Actually you can't see my house but it feels like you oughta!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Canal being reborn

The Manchester, Bolton and Bury canal is being reopened near our house at Middlewood Locks. For ages there seemed to be nothing happening but now it looks quite exciting! Still ages to go yet but it should be nice when it's finished. It does make you wonder why it was filled in. It was the train that did it in at first and then the car and lorry but it will be nice to have the canal back.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Is it big enough for you?

Bonfire night in Salford and rest assured - this ain't in my back yard but an organised event at the park

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Friday, 26 October 2007

Waiting to get on the plane

Today we come home after a good time in Germany but today has been cleaning and traffic jams and waiting at the airport. We'll be glad to get home even though it has been good.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

A warning

Don't stay on the beach to long, cos it won't be good for you!

Looking out to sea

Today we visited the Anthony Gormley sculptures at Crosby. Brilliant!

Friday, 5 October 2007

Waiting for the service to start!

The crowd are gathered and they're waiting for the doors to open. Sacred Trinity on a typical friday night.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

And then...

The great Frank Sidebottom arrived to join in the fun.

More Smyths

The acoustic properties of the space were a little limiting but the band gave their all

Big Mouth Bikes Again

After a sponsored bike ride in aid of Salford Lads club there was entertainment from The Smyths, playing lots of the classics.

More info about the event here:

Saturday, 29 September 2007


I passed one of the flowers we planted while guerilla gardening. Really pleased to see it doing well!

Friday, 28 September 2007

Baby Matthias

A new baby robinson. Son of Miriam and Graham. Born on Thursday night (27th).

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Guerilla Gardening 2

Planting flowers where people have dumped their empty bottles!

Guerilla Gardening

On Sunday night I went guerilla gardening in the City centre. It was really cool. We felt very surruptitious and sneaky. We planted several flowers. I was really surprised that there were so few places to plant anything and I was surprised at how many plants there already were.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Anna in the sea

Apparently there is no sea in Hungary, so it was a new treat for Anna to have a paddle in the sea with Eloise and Michaela. She says she enjoyed it, even though it was quite cold!


On the front at the welsh seaside. The sun is Shining and it's good. We have introduced a hungarian to the sea for the first time!

Saturday, 8 September 2007

September evening

Here I am sat in a friends garden under the patio heater. Ok not very environmentally sound but a very pleasant experience none the less. Its a nice evening and I'm happy, cos it's a nice evening!

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The end

Greenbelt is over for another year and we are all on our way home to our ordinary/extraordinary lives!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Greenbelt main service

The people gathered at the main service. For many this is vital encouragement that there are many of us, and gives us strength to keep going

Friday, 24 August 2007

Billy Bragg plays Greenbelt

Greenbelt from the grandstand

The crowds are gathering and excitement is rising and the sun is shining!

Greenbelt production line

Sanctus1 are doing the main service this year and that means amongst other things putting lots of things in bags. 1000 bags and maybe a few will be done wrong, but now i've done it i'll never complain about mistakes again!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Spain recedes

We're on our way home again after 2 great weeks holiday. Boat definately swaying more than on the way here - could be interesting!

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Bizarre name

I'm not sure if you can make it out but this is A camper van seen on a site in spain and it's called fire storm! Now i'm struggling to see the link between a fire storm and a camper van

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Fancy a drink?

On holiday in spain we've stopped off at this cafe for a drink,but we weren't sure what they sold. I stuck to cafe solo!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Menu with pictures!

If you don't talk it's very exciting to have a menu with pictures that you can point to.

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Early morning Noja

Picture taken on a bike ride along the coastal path between the town and the campsite.

Friday, 27 July 2007

Leavers service

We had to say farewell to our year 6 children this week. We had a leavers assembly at school and a leavers service at church. There were a few tears shed but I suppose it is a fact of life that children grow up and move on. Emma Wright, who is a fantastic teacher and has been at the school 10 years is also moving on. She's going to be a deputy head in Warrington and will be missed.