At one time, churches and pubs where at the heart of the community. They provided the venue for civil society to grow as small groups, independent of government, did things to bring the community together and make it better. Everything from boys scouts to the pub dart team provided community cohesion. (more…)
I’ve been using pictures of daffodils lately, to signify spring in my recent articles. I’m not sure where the quote ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ comes from. Some say it comes from a Chinese proverb. It does sound Chinese… (more…)
Today, as my title suggests, I’m going to use some of the photos I’ve taken this year of narrowboats and canals. I have a lot of readers who are bloggers, so I’m going to include some information and advice on blogging too.
24, December 2014 | Categories: Blogging, Christmas, Christmas, local, photography, Ramblings, social media, social networking, The Black Country | Tags: blogging, Canals, Google, narrow-boats, narrowboats, narrowboats and canals, Wednesbury | 1 Comment
I usually write a blog post every day, but I missed Monday this week and yesterday published a photography post on a Zillion Ideas. Last week’s photography post was published on my local newspaper’s website. (more…)
26, November 2014 | Categories: Blogging, culture, education, Internet, local, photography, social media, social networking | Tags: Christmas, Christmas lights, engaging with readers, photographing events, Wednesbury | 2 Comments
Here in the Black Country we have traditions and one of those traditions is to take no notice of strange behaviour. We’re all a bit weird. There are many races and many cultures and the politically correct people call it a multi-cultural community. There has always been a diversity. (more…)
6, April 2014 | Categories: culture, Humour, life, photography, Ramblings, social media, social networking | Tags: Bhopal disaster, Facebook friends, Humour, Lib dems, Norman Invasion, Prince William, Princess Royal | Leave a comment