Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mmmmmm... Dates & Cheese!

How do you get to be officially Manchester's no. 1 carpet superstore?

This was the question I was asking myself as we followed this van along Eccles Old Rd. Strangely it doesn't have much about it that reveals it's obvious number 1ness. I'm tempted to think that "officially Manchester's no. 1 carpet superstore' may be a trade name for a third rate carpet operation. Or am I just very cynical? It could be that they are so good at their job that they don't feel the need for fancy livery or a proper name, it may be that they really know about carpets and genuinely are the best in their business.
It's funny how people like to make bold claims we live in a world that is full of bold, and usually false, claims. Even churches like to make big claims and fall into the "worldly ways" of advertising. I was told off by someone recently for using phrases in my publicity like "We try to include everyone..." or "we like to think we're quite friendly...". I was told I ought to state things more boldly but I think it's better to try to do well and to let others judge how good you are.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Middlewood Locks

Sunday 17th from 10.45 at St Phil's we have people talking to us about the future of the wonderful vacant site in the foreground of this picture. They're doing consultation on it. The site is 21 acres so it is a really important piece of St Philip's parish. A little more info can be found here: http://middlewood-locks.com/

Lovely June weather is getting the river Irwell seriously high.

I went for a run this morning and was quite surprised to see how high the river is. We have had a lot of rain though. I'm thinking that it would have to rise quite a bit more before there was any flood risk but it is thought that Lower Broughton is will get flooded some time in the next 50 years or so. If June carries on like it is we'll maybe get some flooding again in Salford, although I really wouldn't wish it on anyone. Let's hope we start to get sunshine!