Category Archives: Manchester

North Manchester Grammar School for boys

is the school I attended between 1964 and 1971. This week I received an email out of the blue from an old classmate, with a subject line “Doc Holliday” which initially confused me until I remembered that he was our … Continue reading

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The election gets personal

Yesterday, the Election 2015 contest continued to develop. The first of the two main news stories was the Labour pledge to abolish the Non-domicile tax status currently enjoyed by over 110,000 people in this country. We learned a lot about … Continue reading

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Margaret Kit Williams 1929-1982

My mother, Margaret,  was born on the 6th June, 1929. She would have been 84 today and as proud a great-grandmother as I am a grandfather to Florence. I always remember her birthday as it was the same day as … Continue reading

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March winds did blow in a late hibernation

In a month when I turned semi-pro in the online world, receiving a modest fee for a presentation to a local arts group about blogging, I then spent the following  month  writing nothing. Reasons and excuses are legion and although  … Continue reading

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Almost as Famous as the Posh Potato

I had read many things about Almost Famous online (where else? The web and social media is their only publicity) and I was Almost Prejudiced against it. Why? Because of  several enjoyable visits to the other, apparently rival,  burger restaurant … Continue reading

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Christmas Tradition #1 – The homemade Cracker

I despise shop bought Xmas crackers. Sad things in sixes, packed in glossy boxes full of promise and such a complete and utter let down. They really are symbolic of waste at Xmas. Just so much detritus around the table … Continue reading

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It’s a cold foggy November day, it’s time to choose my PCC

A website set up by the government’s Home Department ( I thought it was an Office?) asks me to Choose my PCC ? What does this mean? Press Complaints Commission? Parochial Church Council ? Portable C Compiler…why didn’t they spell … Continue reading

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