Monthly Archives: December 2010

Goodbye to all that..

Here we are again , on the cusp of another year:¬† 2011. It doesn’t have quite the ring to it that other years have had, but it is all a blank page just now. Lets see how it looks from … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

The shortest day of the year was exceptional this year because of the lunar eclipse that occurred in the morning. I was a bit peeved to think that I had missed this but I actually didn’t , I just didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Carol Service

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, St Thomas’ Mellor A starlit night , a full moon, snow on the fields. The path through the church yard had been cleared of the ice. Candles behind the stained glass, black and ancient … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz Time

Every year we have a Christmas Lunch on a Saturday afternoon with a group of friends at the Arden Arms in Stockport. The food and the hospitality are always outstanding. For my sins , I provide a quiz to entertain … Continue reading

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This week past was the one in that…

… Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks ( and current holder of the Aitken Sword of Truth ) made bail¬† after a number of simultaneously wealthy and deluded supporters put up the cash. This crusader against the dark secretive forces who … Continue reading

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Drama from The Football Family Act III

Scene 1 – St James Park, Newcastle United Boardroom. Mike Ashley the owner, sits at a huge mahogany table, wearing a Newcastle United Shirt, drinking a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale and reading a book about business called “The One … Continue reading

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Drama from The Football Family Act II

Scene 2 – Eastlands Towers Boardroom. Gary “Basil” Crook, the chief Executive, gazes out on to the junction of Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way where an army of contractors are installing another giant piece of public art made … Continue reading

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