St David’s Day

Image via Wikipedia I first posted this on 1st March 2011 and as it is a whole ten years ago I thought I would reblog it today. Happy St David's Day! St David’s Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales and falls on 1st March, believed to be the anniversary of …

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Positive Outlooks

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.  ― Elizabeth Gilbert



Give The Ones You Love The GIFTS Of Inspiration


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As a parent this has got to be the most tremendously traumatic feeling you will ever have. My thoughts and prayers are with April's mother and father as they wait for the inevitable news that she has been found. Tragically, it's now not likely she will return safe and well and they are going to …

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Praying for a positive outcome. Please spread the word.

My Hometown – Blackley

Let me introduce you to my hometown – Blackley. It’s a small area of Manchester around 3 miles north from the city centre. There are about 11,000 people living in Blackley and there are two main roads running through it; Victoria Avenue, running roughly east-west from Heaton Park, and Rochdale Road which runs roughly north …

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St David’s Day

St David’s Day is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales and falls on 1st March, believed to be the anniversary of his death in AD 589. David was a fifth century teacher and preacher born into Welsh royalty (son of St Non and grandson of Ceridigion) who founded churches and settlements all …

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Thought For Today

The Best Feeling In The World…. listening to my band playing hymn tunes on a Sunday morning.

Which hand should I hold the baton in?

I was sent this video by email today and I've just got to share it with you!! I shan't describe it to you, just watch it. Trust me, you won't be able to help smiling at this little boy. I don't usually do the cutesy little kid stuff but this is something different entirely. Being …

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Rumble Club Debut

Today was a special day for me. Not only does it mark the first "normal" day I've had for over 12 months but I made my debut at the Rumble Club....or on percussion for a performance with my band. For those of you who don't know, I have played in brass bands since I was …

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