New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.

I recently attended an on-line Driving Instructor Show – something that is usually held at a conference centre. Although tentative at first, I followed the instructions on how to navigate my way round, and it subsequently proved to be a great morning out! You could login between 10am and 1pm and click on any exhibitorContinue reading “New Masks/Online Conference/Going Back to Work etc.”

When Music and Motoring met (14th Oct 2019)

This is where I spent a most pleasing and informative day as the two professions in which I am involved came together most unexpectedly. I planned the presentations/workshops beforehand due to the number of sessions I wished to attend. The first off was ‘Digital Upgrade’, not to be confused with upgrading of technology, but rather,Continue reading “When Music and Motoring met (14th Oct 2019)”

My contribution to Creative non Fiction (4th March 2019)

I’ve always felt that what I was writing didn’t fit into any particular genre. Until I went to the recent Northern Lights Writing Conference where I listened to a talk on Creative Non Fiction. It is ‘new’ in the sense that it hasn’t really been recognized ( or labelled ) before but it was aContinue reading “My contribution to Creative non Fiction (4th March 2019)”

In defence of Church at Christmas (11th Dec 2017)

I’m not exactly naïve as to the finances of the church, and having being a regular attender ( though by no means of a high position ) I often find myself wanting to criticise the way the system within the C of E functions. I must, on this occasion however, come to their defence. TheContinue reading “In defence of Church at Christmas (11th Dec 2017)”

Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)

This is a summary of some research I did for The Four Heatons Traders Association concerning the volume of traffic coming down Didsbury Road in Stockpot and the results may be of interest to those of you who live in the vicinity. We identified the following problems: The bus lane operating 12 hours a day,Continue reading “Traffic Reduction Report on Didsbury Rd. Stockport (23rd Oct 2017)”

Strange happenings at the wedding (11th April 2017)

One beautiful Saturday morning – the 8th of April in 2017 –  the occasion of my nephew’s wedding to Rachel in South Wales, I was conscious of a slight air of unexpected panic from the groom. The suit didn’t fit. I knew that he’d more than likely sort it out without too much ado and he was already on theContinue reading “Strange happenings at the wedding (11th April 2017)”

Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)

Having had a traumatic last couple of weeks, thereabouts, with a scare on my eyesight, I thought it might be helpful to relate it here, in case anyone suffers the same symptoms.   I woke up with flashing lights to my left eye along with a floater. Google correctly said this could be symptomatic ofContinue reading “Looking out for your own eyes (11th July 2016)”

Social this and that Course (9th Feb 2016)

I’m on yet another Business Course run by The Business Growth Hub in Manchester. We’ve studied various social platforms and I’m now committed to using what I feel has been the most useful part of the course.   That is the ‘Social Media plan’ whereby you choose your platforms, Answer questions to find your strategy,Continue reading “Social this and that Course (9th Feb 2016)”

A not too serious radio interview (24/10/15)

Ps. 12th May 2020: Working out how to shift this nterview from my old blog. I was summoned by Radio Manchester over to the Birch Service Station on the M62 yesterday morning first thing. So there we were to the roar of the passing traffic at the Radio Manchester’s travelling reporter’s van cracking through the interview.Continue reading “A not too serious radio interview (24/10/15)”

I was lost in Rome (24th Nov 2014)

I’ve just been lost in Rome. With The Vatican, bus tour and a short guide on foot (from my nephew) all done, I had to make my way over to where he was staying with Rachel. Only 1k, but having become  slightly worn by the wonderful food, wine and beers etc., my sense of directionContinue reading “I was lost in Rome (24th Nov 2014)”