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 →

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 →

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 →

January Daybook


For Today... 11th January 2017 Looking out my window... I can see clear blue skies, but I can hear the wind howling and there is a storm on its way. I am thinking... I might cook cheesy bacon pasta for tea tonight. I am thankful... that mental health in young people is taken seriously. One... Continue Reading →

Love and Loss


Over two days this week I have been involved in four funerals. When I say “involved” I mean that I have provided the music for one, delivered the eulogy and address at one, supported a friend who was delivering his first eulogy at another, and at one to mourn the passing and celebrate the life... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – New Year’s Eve 2016


For Today... the last day of 2016 Outside my window... I can hear some isolated bursts of fireworks going off locally. The weather is mild to cold but not frosty yet. I am thinking... about some changes I need to make in myself, my outlook, my worldview and my expectations. I am thankful... for so,... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving


In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US today, I thought I would share with you a list of things I am thankful for in my life just now: The roof over my head. Yes, we owe more on the mortgage now than when we took it out 18 years ago, and yes there are... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry -7th November 2016


For Today... 7th November Outside my window... the weather is miserable. It is bitterly cold and the drizzle has got needle edges on it. I am thinking... that I am glad I took some time out last weekend to have a rest and to gather my strength. I am thankful... for the food in my... Continue Reading →

One Tough Mudder


I've got to share this - my daughter, Emma, one "tough mudder" indeed!                                  In case you didn't know, I've got a bit of an action girl for a daughter and this is her after a weekend of stewarding, camping... Continue Reading →

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