Monthly Archives: June 2016

Christmas arrives in Hebden Bridge……in June!

Anyone who has followed my blog will remember the one about the floods in West Yorkshire and which featured the above distressing image of the devastation of the floods. It was at Christmas time and for whole communities their priority … Continue reading

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Eddie Izzard….man(?) of the people

Over the years we have become accustomed to Eddie Izzard supporting all things Labour and he has a propensity for self publicity that few can match. Unfortunately, Eddie has a track record of backing “wrong uns” (as we say in … Continue reading

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23 June 2016………a momentous day for the UK

A momentous day for the UK as we take back our independence, our sovereignty and the right to decide who comes and doesn’t come to this country. And no, we are not a nation of racists or Little Englanders but … Continue reading

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Foxes and Fossils………keep an eye open for them

There are certain songs that should never be sung by anyone other than the original artist and amongst this list is “Suite Judy Blue Eyes” recorded many years ago by Crosby Stills and Nash. The need for harmonisation of the … Continue reading

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Kelvingrove Museum and moral blackmail…….

On my recent trip to Glasgow I visited the Kelvingrove Museum in the city of Glasgow as it is generally considered to be the finest museum in Scotland and had come highly recommended by a friend who lives in the … Continue reading

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Qawwali devotional singer murdered by the Taliban

Pakistanis are mourning one of the country’s most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants on Wednesday. Sabri performed Qawwali devotional music from the Sufi tradition, an Islamic practice opposed by religious extremists. He died after … Continue reading

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A canal walk and a hearty “Guten Morgan”

Last Sunday morning I took a walk along the narrow canal in Uppermill, just outside of Oldham and nestling at the foot of the Pennines. The weather was warm and the surrounding countryside a lush green colour as I made … Continue reading

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