Category Archives: Children

Poynton High School and misplaced ideals!

A group of students have been sent back to the UK after Indian officials said they had the wrong kind of visa to visit a charity they were supporting. The 16 students and three staff were refused entry at Chennai Airport … Continue reading

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Golcar Lily Day 2017……….a village celebration

Yesterday was Golcar Lily Day in the village I live in here in West Yorkshire, perched on top of the Pennine Hills. So what is the story behind the villages association with “Lily?” ‘LILY’ has long been associated with the … Continue reading

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Aberfan……a lost generation of children

Half a century of grief poured out of the small town of Aberfan yesterday as it remembered a generation lost when a coal tip slid on to their school. Among the 144 people killed on October 21, 1966, were 116 … Continue reading

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La Boheme in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On my recent rain-soaked visit to Vilnius one of the highlights of the week was to take in a performance of Puccinis La Boheme at the Lietuvos Nacionalinis Operos ir Baleto Teatras with my friend and colleague Renata. I last … Continue reading

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Steam locomotives……….it’s in the blood!

Last Thursday I took the opportunity of travelling on the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall on a gloriously sunny day. This is my third trip in the last twelve months and just as enjoyable as the other two. … Continue reading

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A tow path walk along the Huddersfield narrow canal…….from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite

Yesterday was a glorious day so I decided to walk from Wellhouse to Slaithwaite along the Huddersfield narrow canal, hopefully to take  a few good photographs along the way. En route I met holidaymakers on narrow boats, dog walkers, mothers … Continue reading

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Angelina Jordan……an Ella in the making!

There are certain songs that should only ever be sung by one singer and in particular I am thinking of Cole Porters “Every time we say good by”. Covered by hundreds if not thousands of artists, but for me there … Continue reading

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Art Makes Children Powerful………….

A visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this morning as it was a lovely day and ideal for taking photographs. As I walked down into the park I saw the four large hoardings with such a powerful message. Give children … Continue reading

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Children at play…….shock, horror as they are taking risks!

In the last year or so I have penned a number of blogs about the way parents wrap their children in cotton wool and create a cocoon of safety around them on the grounds of “keeping them safe.” They are not … Continue reading

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Prof Brian Cox, the human pyramid and a very brave 6 year old young lady.

I am currently watching the new Brian Cox series on TV”Forces of Nature” which I am finding addictive. The visuals at times are quite stunning, although I have to confess that I sometimes get lost with the scientific explanation of … Continue reading

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