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 →

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 →

Bikers, Bells and Band


It has been one of "those" days today. You know the ones, where randomness happens throughout the day and you just have to shake your head and say, "well, that was a bit good!" Well my day has been a bit like that. First of all I went to Stay and Play this morning and... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 13th July


For Today... 13th July Outside my window... there is still a trace of blue in the sky and it has gone 11pm I am thinking... about the juxtaposition of tragedy and celebration today I am thankful... that I have a ministry in the church I am praying for… Millie’s family, Alfie and his mum, the... Continue Reading →

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 honest I am more relieved than proud at the moment! I am now permitted to... Continue Reading →

The Journal of Phileas Fogg


My son will be taking part in his first ever brass band competition tomorrow, which is the North West Area Championships held in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. It is an annual contest and other parts of the country will be playing their own "area" contest over the coming weeks. The section winners and runners... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 24th February 2016


For Today... 24th February 2016. Outside my window... it is a chilly -1 and each star is like a little chip of ice in the sky. I am thinking... about who fascinating it is to cross paths with new people. I am thankful... for my musical gift. I am praying for… my old friend Jason... Continue Reading →

A View From The MumCam


Tonight's view is from the MumCam because I'm sitting in a rehearsal where my son Ethan is playing trombone with a brass band.  The band are rehearsing for a major contest next weekend in Blackpool, so this an extra rehearsal for that. You can just see him peeping into the bottom corner of the picture...

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