Category Archives: General/Journal

On Placement – Part One


It has been a while since I updated you all about what’s happening with my spiritual journey so I thought today was a good day to share with you where I am up to. You may know that I am … Continue reading

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Crossing That Finishing Line


I am really REALLY pleased to be able to share with you some good news, and that is that I have got confirmation that I have been awarded my degree today. I want to say I’m proud but to be … Continue reading

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ConductorCam Shot of the Day


My ConductorCam shot of the day today was taken when I was conducting my band, the Todmorden Community Brass Band. We were playing at the White Rose Archery Fun Day in Hebden Bridge and we were under two gazebos which … Continue reading

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Today’s Office


Waiting for the technical run through for the Wizard of Oz at school. This is my view for the next four hours or so. Happy days!

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Ah September, How I Love Thee!


I love this time of year. It has always been my favourite time, and even as I get older the pleasure and thrill of September hasn’t diminished one iota.  When I was at primary school I loved September because I … Continue reading

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Four Fun Facts


Four fun facts for you: Tinned Food: Tinned food was invented in 1810, but for the next 48 years people who wanted to eat it had to use a hammer and chisel. The can opener wasn’t invented until 1858. Doh! … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Chuffed


I’m a little bit chuffed of myself today. About this time last year I committed myself to doing a module of study with the Open University that may or may not be bolted together with my already-passed modules to take … Continue reading

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The Joys of Banding


What a day….what a bloody day…. We a band job today which is something that I normally look forward to, and today started out as no exception. But it just started off badly and then went worse. We were due … Continue reading

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Super Sunday


Good grief, it’s been a packed one today! Up early to see Ethan and my Dad off on their sponsored bike ride from Manchester to Liverpool – the weather was glorious at 7am today by the way – and then … Continue reading

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A Hike To The Pike


We had an unusual band job today. Usually, brass bands play in concert halls, park bandstands, in carnivals, in parades, garden fetes and occasionally the odd open topped bus but today’s job was one with a bit of a difference. … Continue reading

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