In response to the prompt Amble My Home town has plenty of green space to go at... Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly "Manchester Docks", I walk that way when I... Continue Reading →



Sunday 6th August 2017 Salford Via Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester (a tale of a cricket match...by inky) A summers day a Pavilion tea watching the locals its 100 for 3 The bowler holds the ball of cork in his hand Field placement set - his tactics all planned And Batsman on Green waits for... Continue Reading →

Well worn Blanket

Salford 16th May 2017 Blanket Back in Nineteen eighty two - i started taking this long woolly blanket to camp Like many other scouts i stuck it at the end of my tents sleeping bag, and As it got cold, i wrapped it round me to keep warm Now, each camp i went to -... Continue Reading →


There were lots of acrobats, and juggling and trapeze acts at this show, and plenty of clowning around...and lots of laughter.  

A Cat-astrophe

Plop 6th September 2016 The scene Blackpool promenade - a local fish and chip emporium family of four - Mum,Dad and two boys eating , outside in the summer sun - what else but fish? - haddock and chips the two lads are asked would they like an ice cream they say yes - meanwhile in... Continue Reading →

Puddings from my backyard

In response to the prompt Local Flavor Salford, 26th June 2016 You mention the word pudding to me and i'll ask you a basic question Sweet or Savoury ? You see, regular readers of this blog know I hail from that part of North West England known as Greater Manchester - or if you're post... Continue Reading →

A busman’s holiday

#blogging101 #Napowrimo #travel #photography #pennine #Oldham #Rochdale Rochdale, 9th April 2016   I've been busy today. My little sister called on Mum and Dad to look after my nephews this weekend, which meant I've been home alone ... I filled my time this Saturday by taking a little trip on one of the new lines... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Old Boots

These Boots Were Made for Walking March 2011 In a part of the corridor, just by the stairs by the front door, lies a pair of Old Black Boots. It’s been quite a while since they have been walking. And if their owner were truthful - they could do with a bit of a clean.  The... Continue Reading →

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