Monthly Archives: August 2017

RNLI…….the scandal of having to rely on charity!

A little while ago I happened upon a programme on BBC television about the lifeboat service around British coastal waters and the River Thames. The TV crew went out on various “call outs” from several different services (from Cornwall to … Continue reading

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North West Air Ambulance Service……..relies on charity to the governments shame!

  After visiting my new house in Weaverham, Cheshire yesterday, I was travelling back to the M56 motorway when the traffic suddenly slowed and I was trying to work out why. Eventually I could see  a man walking along the … Continue reading

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Partition in India……….scapegoat the British as usual!

  I have watched several programmes in the last week or so which have looked at the granting of independence to India and the subsequent results of “partition” of the country with the creation of the new country of Pakistan. … Continue reading

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St Marys Hospital, Manchester……..customer service at reception, somewhat lacking!

Yesterday I went to visit my daughter in the Maternity Unit at St Marys Hospital in Manchester. On arriving at the main entrance to the hospital (vaguely similar to the one above) I entered and saw a large reception desk … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a glorious August day……………..

Blue skies, cotton wool clouds and a temperature of 18c (that is warm for the UK) meant that a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on the cards for today. After parking about a mile from the park and … Continue reading

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Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the food festival hits the streets of Huddersfield, or to be more precise the station square and one or two side streets. I visited today and similar to last year we were blessed … Continue reading

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Sounds of the Sixties………get rid of Tony Blackburn PLEASE!

    As a child of the 60s my formative musical education was based around the emerging popular music scene of the time. As a teenager I listened to the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, John Mayall, the Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans … Continue reading

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