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)”

The Hughes School of Motoring hits Rome 24th Nov 2014

Having got through the plane journey from The Hughes School of Motoring,  though not entirely without hitch as, when having seated myself, a tendency towards OCD made me check ( for about the 50th time ) that my passport was still in the new bumbag, specially bought for the trip to Rome. These genius inventions mightContinue reading “The Hughes School of Motoring hits Rome 24th Nov 2014”

BBC Radio Manchester give me more are time *amazed* 21st May 2014

Ps. 12th May 2020 Though  I still possess the recording, I am unable to upload the sound file just now due to size/other issues.  Problem is you can run out of time with so many suggestions and ideas, but think I got the basic message across. Had great fun doing this with Kevin, the reporter.Continue reading “BBC Radio Manchester give me more are time *amazed* 21st May 2014”

Fisticuffs on Facebook (20th March 2014)

My claim to fame this last month is to have been blocked/deleted whatever from 2 people’s FB sites. Hardly a big deal because, as we know, FB friends do not necessarily equate to real friends ( although they could well do ). On the first occasion, I was merely providing a few facts to someContinue reading “Fisticuffs on Facebook (20th March 2014)”

My Interview on Radio Manchester (13th Oct 2013)

Ps. The link’s gone now, but you never know, they might resurrect it one day! I was enjoying a lie in the other day when the phone rang and I was asked if I’d like to answer questions on the potential changes to driver training and testing. As somebody who always wanted to be aContinue reading “My Interview on Radio Manchester (13th Oct 2013)”

My wonderful job (9th August 2013)

What a wonderful job I have. Just had one of my pupils that has struggled with learning for various reasons and he’s passed third time. The family are absolutely over the moon. I was almost in tears…he’s booked Pass Plus as well . Having said that, I told him to text his mum on theContinue reading “My wonderful job (9th August 2013)”