Monthly Archives: March 2018

First Aid Kit……..another Swedish export!

There are some musicians / groups who are so distinctive that it is almost sacrosanct to try to cover their songs. Amongst this select band I would put the Swedish super group Abba, whose sound was so distinctive, not least … Continue reading

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Wildlife of Dunham……………..

I am a regular visitor to Dunham Massey country park, but on most occasions I am unable to fully appreciate the numerous wildlife as I usually have my four year old grandson in tow. Any parent or grandparent will tell … Continue reading

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Macclesfield Silk Museum………a place to treasure

As part of my continuing exploration of the industrial heritage of Cheshire I decided to take in a visit to the Silk Museum at Macclesfield. I know it may not sound the most exciting of places to visit but sometimes … Continue reading

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Liverpool, my! how its has changed…………….and for the better!

Earlier this week I visited Liverpool for the first time in many years. It is all part of my plan to explore the area which I recently moved to in Cheshire. My memories of the city were very negative from … Continue reading

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the European Union Chamber Orchestra

On the 25th February 2018 I went to a concert at the Subscriptions Rooms in Stroud, Gloucestershire with our friend Liz who had managed to get tickets. It was a sold out audience because the featured soloist was Sheku Kanneh-Mason, … Continue reading

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Stroud and surrounding valleys…….ee!, it could be West Yorkshire

A week ago I was down visiting a friend in Stroud, Gloucestershire for a well earned break after the stresses of the last nine months, buying and selling a house does nothing for personal stress levels. The weather was glorious, … Continue reading

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