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The Sunday Ramble: expressions

Noddy Holder at the Manor (100)

I went to the Manor Hospital in Walsall on Friday to photograph the switch-on of the Christmas lights. The switch-on was performed by Noddy Holder of Slade fame and 5 year old Jayden Webster a young patient with a broken leg. (more…)

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Grandiose schemes

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I photographed the Midland Metro yesterday, that was a grandiose scheme meant to bring wealth to Birmingham and the Black Country. They want to extend it to Merry Hill, another grandiose scheme that started with a tax free enterprise zone. They always want grandiose and iconic schemes. (more…)


OMG! The Bullingdon Boys are in Beijing!

Chinese boat

Bullingdon

Yes, the Bullingdon Club boys, George Osborne and his mate Boris Johnson have been dispatched to Beijing to get investment for Britain.  My apologies for linking the Bullingdon word to the Daily Mail, but like George and Boris I was desperate.  The picture is good isn’t it? Notice the big gun on the top of that boat!

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Inspiration and motivation

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You might remember my Christmas story that I wrote at the end of last year. I was talking to my friend in California using Skype this morning and she suggested that I write a summer sequel. It’s not a bad idea. I’m inspired! We all need inspiration and motivation to do anything. Money seems to be the only motivation that many people seem to need and a lot of it!

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The farce is strong

THE MILKY POOL

George Osborne is claiming that it was his influence that is bringing Lucasfilm to the UK to make another episode of Star Wars. The Downing Street farce is strong and they’re bringing the film over to the dark side. (more…)


A Englishmans home is his castle

Today’s picture is of the Manor House, West Bromwich, which has a St George’s Day Family Fun Day on today. There will also be a big St George’s Day parade in Stone Cross tomorrow.

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Spring in the heart of England

River Tame

Today’s photo is of Spring. No, not this Spring! This was last Spring, the sun was shining and the River Tame was lined with millions of flowers! There were bluebells in the woods, blossom on the trees and it was Spring. What do we have this year?

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Bullingdon Britain

Woden Road South, Wednesbury

It’s the Spring equinox on Wednesday and so there is something to look forward to. A lot of people are dreading the future though with new Housing Benefit rules about to make life very difficult for many of the poorest members of society. These are people whose children have perhaps left home or who have a child away from home at university.

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The mid-week Moan

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What can I write about today? I can always moan about something…. I was reminded of buying my first computer in the 1980’s this morning. I learned how to use a word processor and I learnt some B.A.S.I.C programming. Remember B.A.S.I.C? Then Windows came out and it all got complicated… (more…)


Sunday thoughts of sunshine

A factory sunset

This week George Osborne told the world that the government wants to sell it’s shares in Royal Bank of Scotland, signalling intent to dump billion of pounds worth on the stock market. This was done to coincide with the bank announcing huge ‘paper’ losses. Not surprisingly the banks share price tanked on the stock market and so did Lloyd’s Banking Group. Well done George…

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