Wednesday, 26 October 2011

It's not the right shape!

I don't know how obvious it is from this photo but this is my badly broken wrist. Climbing in and out of wheelie bins is not a good idea. This is what happened to me when I was squashing down the leaves and the bin tipped backwards and I broke my fall with my right arm. tomorrow I'm getting a metal plate put into it to hold the bits of bone into the right places. Typing one handed is very slow especially when it's the weak hand, maybe it'll be good for me!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Once there were two types of bird...

This book dates from 1965 when there were two types of bird: British birds and Foriegn Birds!

Friday, 14 October 2011

James Vincent McMorrow at St Philip's

 Really good gig at St Phil's last night. The music was beautiful, all of the band were really nice people and the crowd were good too. I've posted some photos on Picasa here

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Time in hand

Mark from The Cumbria Clock Company has arrived today to put the hands back on one of our clocks at St Philip's.  It'll be nice to have all four clock faces working again. We snapped this photo as Mark was just passing through the church on his way up the tower. We happened to be around for our photography session.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Caelidh/hoedown/barn dance

Whatever you like to call it, we had a great time at our Silver Wedding Celebration at Salford Lads Club. It's great fun dancing and good exercise too. The nice thing about this sort of dancing is that there isn't anyone who looks really good at it so anyone can join in. It doesn't really matter if you make mistakes because lots of people are doing it worse than you! We had a great live band for ours, featuring our friend Stephen McCusker. We've got another one this Friday at St Philip's, in the church. No live band this time but Fred who is an excellent caller. Should be a lot of fun.

Manchester School of Samba at St Philip's School

Tony from MSS recently took some drums into St Philip's School and did a Samba session. The kids really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. Tony does Samba drumming and dancing (well actually Danny does the dancing) every Wednesday at Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel St, Salford. Session runs from 7 pm until 9.30 pm. There is something quite special about a group of people getting into rhythm together and naking a great sound.
MSS website is at