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Breezy Isles, Shetland

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Quays Theatre, The Lowrey, Manchester. To watch 'Hit Me' The life and Rhymes of Ian Dury.

After a dodgy jouney down the M61 with accidents, commuters and sat nav problems we got to Salford quays.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Day Off

It is sad nowadays that folk have to work every day. The stress it must cause must become unmeasurable. Then folk will not spend good time with folk, exploring human kind and how a little down time, stock taking can be quite hypnotic and leads to a better understanding. Had a meal with family yesterday, it was very nice. A little banter. We seem to surround all facettes of our lives with the tensions of expectations. Book yourself some thinking time, eat well and smile at folk, they will generally smile back, and so you have started something :-)}
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Rainy Days

I remember this sorta view from when I was small. The summer holidays had just started, just in time for the rain. Our Mam had got us books, crayons, drinks and snacks for the train journey a head o us. We would get to the station in London, everything was shiney, crystal like in the wet, looking at the gutter, noticing the patterns of wee oil slicks and the black whisps of diesel exhaust particals. Waitin in the station, always finding the spot where the roof leaked. Then onto the train. We had to befriend the train for it was to be our conveyor to Aberdeen and a short visit to Balmedie. The train, 13 hours of it was ok till it got dark and nothing could be seen except the small galaxies called towns, and the swirling traffic, lights reflected even more so because of the crystal. If you opened the window on the door and put your hand out you would cringe at the coldness the rain peppering your skin at many miles an hour. Dawn would break to the right and folk would get up to wet the tracks. Soon we would be travelling along the east coast of Scotland, over the bridge to Dundee I remember me Dad pointing out the foundations of the 1st bridge that collapsed killing quite a few folk. It was the time of the rig building frenzy and you could not look towards Europe without seeing one being dragged to the spot of future wealth. Aberdeen always felt cold. And wet too. On the bus to visit folk. Arriving in Balmedie, all of us knackered. Getting scalded by Mam for my dirty neck then finding out it was the dye from the new shirt she had got me to travel in. Then to the Clair, down to the depths of this hulk, next door would be the sheep. We would say hello to Kenny, have a snack and hit the bunks. Through the night, the constant penetrating drone of the engine and bearings, sheep worried, bags and clatters and the water wooshing past the door under the false decking and crashing upon the bulkhead. 6Am and we would be up, the holidays close, my best friend James Bulter, granparents and kin,long days and rain, holiday rain.

An Eye Boggler

I do like these sorta things. Nature has many optical goings ons. I have been on roads that look like they are going downhill. The Northern Lights are another. Another one is my pay packet, it never seems to equate to the numbers in my bank account.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Funky Fridays on PrestonFM: Your top 3 Funky Tunes

Funky Fridays on PrestonFM: Your top 3 Funky Tunes: "Your 3 Funky Tunes Want a chance to have your top 3 Funky tunes played? If you are in the area a chance to be interviewed about them and be..."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Test Mobile Post

An interesting sign in Lancashire.
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Saturday, October 09, 2010

zetlandpeat items - Get great deals on Books, Comics Magazines, Stamps items on eBay UK!

zetlandpeat items - Get great deals on Books, Comics Magazines, Stamps items on eBay UK!

A range of books for those studying Race, Gender and other social issues, some Lancashire books, Shetland items and some other bits.

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