Monthly Archives: October 2011

Aahm waiting for the Naan…

Cheadle Hulme’s  night time economy has grown significantly since we left the area for Mellor some six years ago. There are now an increased number of restaurants including Gusto and another Indian, Silsila. A third pub, The Penny Black, has … Continue reading

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Brokenhearted in Seoul and Suffolk..

Is it safe to leave the house yet? I do live in Stockport you know, they are all Citeh here. Last Sunday was a very painful experience, not just the scoreline but also the manner of the defeat and the … Continue reading

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Half sunk, a shattered visage lies…

Gaddafi, good riddance. We witness the demise of another tyrant whose contribution to the overall good of the world was entirely negative. What will you be remembered for, Gaddafi? The hapless innocents in that plane over Lockerbie? The cowardly shooting … Continue reading

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We are all Welsh now…

…..or at least until lunchtime tomorrow. Because the Welsh are the United Kingdom’s last survivors in the Rugby World Cup and face an older enemy, The French, in the semi-final. To be honest I am as ambivalent about the principality … Continue reading

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Seeing shadows on a rainy day.

After six days of continuous rain, we are becoming, according to OH, like “caged tigers”. To dispel the gloom I suggest a couple of possible adventures. I am surprised when OH turns down a scenic tour of Hyde and Dukinfield … Continue reading

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Welcome to Sunny Salford

Lots of little snippets in the Meejah this week about the BBC move to Media City in Salford. BBC Northwest last night had a piece on Alan Beswick, radio’s answer to Fred Dibnah,  presenting his radio show from new offices, … Continue reading

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The Limelit Lounge in High Lane

High Lane is now becoming all a bit foodie! There is, of course, The Red Lion, which we visited here, the Robin Hood pub is now a restaurant, Thai Fusion, which is quite acceptable although a little bland inside and … Continue reading

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Fire meat from the Caldera

Manchester in the rain, by train from Marple. This is the first weekend of the Manchester Food and Drink festival but the incessant drizzle suppresses any enthusiasm for the stalls in St Ann’s Square and the Festival Hub with more … Continue reading

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I just looked around and they were gone..

October 5th 2011 will be remembered as a bad day. Three remarkable talents were all taken by cancer , all much too soon. All three were part of my life too in some ways. The first, at 56, was Steve … Continue reading

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The Vultures are still circling…

Two items in the weekend press caught my eye, both pieces relate to  my theme of vulture Britain (see this previous post). Reading them left me seething inside and almost turned me into a clone of forthright political blogger Obnoxio … Continue reading

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