Love


Lent Challenge – Love What is love? Why do we love? How do we love? How do we know we are loved? Why do we withhold love? Love is the emotion that makes us human, and to be human is to love. Whether it is the romantic love another person, or love of a situation... Continue Reading →

A Champion of a Day


I had a champion of a day yesterday. Actually, the day began about two weeks ago with a phone call from my son one evening that started with that familiar "Muuuuuum......?" He plays Bass Trombone with Pemberton Old Wigan Band, which is a First Section brass band in the North West area. For those who don't... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 18th February 2017


For Today 18th February 2017 Looking out my window... I am looking at a garden that is in serious need of some TLC I am thinking... about how busy I am going to be for the next 8 days. I am going to be taking part in my first brass band contest for a very... Continue Reading →

Greater Manchester Police Museum


I have been promising myself a visit to the Greater Manchester Police Museum for some time now, and today I finally made it. It was a fascinating trip and well worth a go if you are into your history, or police history, or are just plain nosey about how our Mancunian ancestors broke the law... Continue Reading →

Blessings


Transcript of my sermon delivered on Sunday 29th January 2017 This sermon uses two passages from the Bible, and questions what are blessings, and how do we recognise blessings in our lives. The passages are Micah 6: 1 - 8  and Matthew 5: 1 - 12, and I began my talk by showing this piece of video from “The Life... Continue Reading →

Happy 18th Birthday


Happy 18th birthday Ethan!! Here's my son on his 18th birthday today, but I couldn't resist looking up some old photographs to share with you from when he was a little tiddler. Sorry son!   Both me and his dad are very proud of the young man he is turning into, and we are both... Continue Reading →

Focus


If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow. Source unknown

Cannibal Glasses


I broke my glasses on Remembrance Sunday and as they are the ones I wear most often I was pretty distraught and had to get them fixed immediately or else I wouldn't have been able to see to drive, or cook, or watch TV or anything. The opticians I originally bought them from was closed... Continue Reading →

From the kitchen


Got to share tonight's tea with you! I don't usually go in for food sharing online, but this is one of the easiest, tastiest, inexpensive meals I've made for such a long time and it is definitely worth showing you. Baby potatoes with olive oil, sage, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, and chicken breasts bashed... Continue Reading →

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