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Breezy Isles, Shetland

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

400 litres of Ice

Well, the last evening of sub zero temperature killed off my water butts. I came home to find them both split along the bottom and up the sides. I now think that I should have emptied them. Good new though, now it is thawing I can see my carp survived in the pond. I left the pump and filter going and he seemed to have survived by staying in the movement of water between them. I do hope you all had a great time over the last few days. Here here to a great New Year.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Property Damage, the Comrades Club, A59, Ormskirk

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The Comrades Club of WW1. Where have all the young men gone?

Gone but never forgotton. This club in Ormskirk on the A59 is slowly tumbling into the ground. The memorial at the front is adorned with poppies, the building with the sprayed scrawl of the youth that benefited. I am sure many pounds were raised, many a comforting arm and some sad memories have been within these walls.

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TeeVee Rubbish

With the coming holiday I wonder how many folk will spend a couple of weeks watching this. It is the only time I think that many families will sit around the table for a meal. The seasons greatings will not be enjoyed by all. As with the world cup, this time brings the increase in violence against women and children. This sorta stuff needs to stop. There are many reasons for it and there is no simple answer. If, at this time, or any, you see these actions or the result of, could you sit back and not do anything. The sad thing is about it is if it were a cat or a dog being kicked to death we would report it.
Think of the kids and their mams. There are occasions that the male of the relationship is the one being abused. As I said, no simple answer.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The top of Parbold Hill, near Wigan

The view from here can be outstanding. Many a time I have sat up here, scanning the view and getting ready for what you can see comming. A good place to be perhaps. The other side of the road you cannot see so well due to a few houses and a pub, I have been caught out from that side, behind things that appear so familiar, they hid the pending bad weather. I sorta think that being at the top requires allround vision, perhaps looking behind some stuff to find out more. From there you can help other folk see, who, for whatever reason are unable. An advantage should be shared a little, someone could have given you that helping hand to get you to the top.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Preston Docks, Preston.

It has gone 9 am and the sun has just clawed its way over the rooftops, for a short time it will melt the ice and sink again. And its efforts will be forgotten the next day. Folk are already complaining, making their excuses. For however long, take a little time to paint your face with sunlight and warm the you inside. It will lift the corners of your mouth and you will feel it is all worth it. It is great to be a human bean.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Taking stock in Bickerstaffe

There will be allot of taking stock in 2011.

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Traffic Management in NW

First job of the day. Outside Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire. A bright crispy day. Installing CCTV. They have a cashpoint machine that still gives five pound notes, the last time I saw that was in 1988. Poor students. The university overlooks Ormskirk ans Aughton, you can see the steeple of Christ Church, Long Lane/A59. All the treetops are coated with frozen dew, the crystals trying their upmost to get away from the twigs and bud but rely totally on them for support. Tha sun is slowly withering them, but they will be back again.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Another call out in Hoghton, Lancs

Here we go again, got a call to say the door was off this lamp post and they were not wrong.

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Making safe the electriciy supply after accident wit lamp post

We had to dig out the concrete lamp post stump, reconnect the remaining lights and encapsulate joint in resin.

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Sunday, December 05, 2010

On a call out in Tarleton, Lancashre.

Well it is 22:43 on Sunday. This our 4th call out today. Folk driving too fast on ice demolishing lamposts, other folks properties and doing a runner. 2 grand costs to tax payer and several hundred to repair fence and driveway.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Gritting the M6, Lancashire

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This one has seen a few winter holidays.

On a piece of unused land just outside of Blackburn on Preston New Road. Wonder how old it is? Many years to come I hope.

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