Just 6 weeks into Olly’s first term at pre-school and we were invited into school to meet his Teacher for parents evening to find out how our little man has settled in.
This coming Saturday, 29th October, is the closest to Hallowe’en and therefore a ton of stuff is happening.
It’s not every day you get an invite to have a nosey around one of the UK’s leading chocolatiers and when I received the email in my inbox, I couldn’t type ‘Yes please!‘ quick enough.
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Michael GAYLE 17:44 Tracey KING 32:50 Adam LONGBOTTOM 19:38 Ka CHUI 33:09 Mark SHELDON 21:14 Chloe EVERTON 34:20 Sara BLADEN 23:32 Claire BRAND 34:51 Jamie WHITEHOUSE 24:18 Chris...
The Walsall Arboretum parkrun event team are pleased to confirm that in line with previous years, we will be putting on an extra parkrun on Christmas Day at 9:00am.
Typical! After doing everything humanely possible to avoid injuring my hip (which happened the last time we traded in Bath) so I was fit for Liverpool, both of us go and catch the lurgy.
*A collaborative post The imagination of a three year old is an amazing thing.
Half term begins at the end of today (Friday 21st October).
A slight change in times when swimming starts back on the 31st October 2016Filed under: Uncategorized...
As a family we love to stay in hotels for weekends away.
I HAVE been helping the Reverend Arthur Davies, now a resident of Canada, formerly of Walsall, trace his Davies ancestors and I was hoping some local readers of the Bugle might be able to assist.
Last week there were 325 runners, of whom 20 were running their first parkrun and 7 were first time tourists.
In another new article at Mysterious Universe , I take a look at the issue of Bigfoot and infrasound.
Over at Mysterious Universe I take a look at a highly controversial UFO event (or non -event) from 1963...
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A bunch of photos from this past weekend's annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, organized by Craig Woolheater, and which had an audience of around 400.
That's definitely you said the lady behind the counter of the charity shop as she relieved me of my two £1 coins.
The weather has turned decidedly Autumnal here in the UK and I know I’m not the only one who is hankering after warm, filling comfort food.
ONE morning in late 1955 a letter arrived at my house in Fraser Street, Bilston.
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Remember my mate Ben from Brewood Ringers who put out the Owl Baskets we made last year ? He asked me the other day if I knew anyone with recording equipment as he wanted to record a pied wagtail roost to use as an audio lure when bird ringing.
Even his daughters are all in their ninth decade of life.
Art’s Award certificates are now available from the school office.
Activity Week R esidentials 2017 As part of Activities Week 2017 we are delighted to offer a choice of 4 residential activities.
These are the two works I have in the RBSA Print Prize.
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Peter HEWINS 19:39 Adrian BRAZIER 30:29 Henry HEWINS 22:14 Tina DAY 31:16 Scott SOUTHALL 23:17 Karen FELLOWS 32:14 Mason HOLMES 23:44 Emily FORD 32:45 John TIMMINS 24:18 Louise ...
Owning a pet is a huge responsibility.
Today see’s the launch of the final volume in Season One of the children’s favourite Cbeebies show, Bing.
*This is a collaborative post with Poundworld Halloween is just around the corner and this year, our three year old Olly has taken a keen interest in it.
David Evans' painstaking recording and sharing of the Ruddock family archive continues today with a look at the Great War history of Walsall Wood man, Charles Henry Ruddock.
Yesterday afternoon (22nd October 2016), Walsall Wood F.
Alex Turner from Walsall Wood (formerly Shire Oak) Saints Football Club - who are now partnered with Walsall Wood Football FC at Oak Park - has been in touch to ask readers if they'd take a little time out to register and cast votes for their bid for...
In the early morning today (Saturday, 22nd October 2016) residents in Kingfisher Close, on the Watermead Estate, Brownhills were awoken by a car leaving the road and smashing through the wall of their garage.
Your chance to catch Walsall Wood away at Hereford's Westfields this afternoon! Continue reading...
At first glance, the story of an obscure Tory councillor creating an online petition demanding that anyone who still supports membership of the European Union be charged with treason smacks of a crude attempt at humour and is obviously a very weak ...
A two bedroom terraced house in the Bloxwich area of Walsall, WS3.
Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they're making in opening up the former canal towpath as a walking route between Barracks Lane and Summerhill, aided by corporate ...
Last Wednesday (19th October 2016) Walsall Wood travelled to Heanor Town and sadly, came away soundly beaten following yet another injury.
Friend of the blog Jamie Bailey has been in touch to ask if I'd give the Catshill Community Association Halloween children's party event a plug - it takes place on Saturday 29th October 2016, at the Catshill Community Centre, Catshill Road, ...
The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music too - and tonight, Thursday 20th October 2016, the pub has it's regular Acoustic Night.
In those far-off heady days during the European referendum campaign, some of us hoped that the deranged musings of idiots, borderline fascists, actual racists, scaremongers and various prophets of doom would end once the British people had made their...
Area Manager Laura Terry has asked me if I'd give a plug her 'Cuppa with a Copper' event taking place on turday, 22nd October at the Pelsall Village Centre from 11am to 1pm - at which you can informally meet members of the local policing and ...
The question of Prisoner of War camps periodically arises here, and the subject, hugely illuminated by Peter 'Pedro' Cutler, still seems shrouded in mystery and folklore.
Apologies in advance… another article that refers to the EU vote… but this time, its better news for Walsall property owners! Let’s face it; even the sanest person in Britain has to admit that the Brexit vote will, in one shape or another, ...
Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company last to ask if I'd plug their latest show - The Addams Family - which looks to be a real gem.
Don't miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating local history talk at Walsall Wood Library this Wednesday, 19th October 2016, when local historian Ethel Lote will be discussing the subject of war weddings.
As the sublimely wonderful Stevie Wonder so eloquently pointed out, if you believe in things that you don`t understand; you suffer – superstition ain`t the way...
A reminder for people concerned with the issues surrounding Clayhanger Park that there's a meeting of the Friends Of Clayhanger Park group at the Clean and Green Depot, Pelsall Road, Brownhills tonight, Monday 17th October 2016 from 7:00pm Continue ...
The 1st October 2016 was the 86th anniversary of the worst modern-day pit disaster in our area, the Grove Pit Disaster, in which fourteen miners perished following an explosion a mile and a half below Brownhills Common, beneath the Ring Sun Inn.
Reader Martin Dingle has been in touch with a real curiosity that's made me wonder - and with autumn now well upon our shoulders, I think this is an interesting prompt for childhood and other memories of the season - of fruit picking, gathering and ...
Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry Sphinx yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 15th October 2016), and suffered somewhat of a drubbing at the hands of the Coventry visitors.
A 3 bedroom semi detached house in the Delves area of Walsall, currently marketed by Bairstoweves (01922 312 791).
Samuel Johnson`s assertion that patriotism is this last refuge of a scoundrel only works if the scoundrel is clever enough to manipulate prejudice and ignorance to manufacture a state of false patriotism and, therefore, extreme international danger...
Last week there was an outpouring of justifiable shock and outrage when Holly Lane amputee Graham had his wheelchair stolen from outside of his bungalow, presumably by a group of local youths, only to be found later near the skate park at Oak Park, ...
The Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills goes from strength to strength - there's not only great ale and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, but great live music most weekends, too - and there's a great act on this weekend.
Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC in home action against Coventry Sphinx this afternoon! Continue reading...
Work on water and gas mains in Stroud Avenue, Short Heath, Willenhall means that temporary traffic lights will be in place near the junction with Oakridge Close until the 21 October 2016.
Don't miss your opportunity to attend another fascinating local history talk at Walsall Wood Library next Wednesday, 19th October 2016, when local historical Ethel Note will be discussing the subject of war weddings.
In an incredibly uncertain world populated by tyrants, dictators, ne`er do wells and various other foreigners, it took a mere 90 days for the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to present himself at the House of Commons in order ...
Yesterday, I placed an appeal for anyone who might have seen a black wheelchair, or those who stole it from a driveway in Holly Lane, Walsall Wood - sadly, it was later found on Oak Park near the skatepark, vandalised beyond repair.
On the Thursday 13 October 2016, as Shadow Leader of the House, I started Business questions by calling for the Government to announce the forthcoming business.
I've seen a few reports about people in the local area suffering from discoloured mains water - South Staffordshire Water say it's safe to drink and if it's bothering you, run the tap a while to clear it through.
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NINTENDO have today (October 20) revealed their new console launching in 2017 - the Nintendo Switch.
ROCKSTAR Games has injected some fresh Wild West hype into the world after their latest social media posts confirmed that a new Red Dead game is on its way.
When: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST) Where: The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus Magdalene Rd WS1 Walsall United Kingdom Hosted By: The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton Register for this ...
CHAINSAWS revving, bullets flying and savagely fierce monsters attacking you from all directions - Gears of War is back and oh boy have we missed it.
DARK Horse Comics may have accidentally revealed the release date for Bioware's Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Adventurer, writer and TV host Bear Grylls has announced his very first live arena spectacular.
THE Final Fantasy Trading Card Game is set to launch in Europe this month after six years of success in Japan.
BLOOD Brothers is a story of opposites.
There's a general belief that you haven't sampled a proper night out at the theatre until you've experienced The Rocky Horror Show.
When: Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 19:00 - Friday, 21 October 2016 at 21:00 (BST) Where: The Performance Hub, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus Magdalene Rd WS1 Walsall United Kingdom Hosted By: The Performance Hub, University of ...
IT WAS on a recent trip to Russia where I experienced a night out at the ballet and realised at that moment that they did not have anything on the Birmingham Royal Ballet which was right on my doorstep.
AS I sat there, controller in hand, playing Yooka-Laylee at the recent EGX event it was quite a surreal feeling to finally see the game that broke crowdfunding records and has picked up such a loyal group of fans.
Like everyone else, I started making my own C# Steamworks wrapper.
POP icon Elton John has announced a Birmingham show for 2017.
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I have had a day off from birding today ( come on guys, I have done the last three days )! and have not received any reports so far.
1000 - 1045 hazy sun, 8c : Green Sandpiper, Lapwing 55, Cormorant 13, Heron 3, M Swan 4, Pochard 2m, Wigeon 5, Shoveler 14, Teal 6, Tufted 24, Mallard 39, Goosander f, Moorhen 11, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail 3, Common Gull 2, LBb / Herring Gull 41, ...
October 20th - Heading home along the canal through Pleck, another of those rare treats: a rainbow.
I forsook my Friday swim today in order to get to the Mere for first light just in case yesterdays SIXTEEN Whooper Swans had broken with tradition and roosted.
1130 - 1230 : Little Grebe, Cormorant 14, Heron 4, M.
Yes, our first Cetti's Warbler has become ( if you will forgive the expression? ) Twitchable.
October 19th - Although I use the bike cam constantly, I stopped featuring video here because road cams are so common now I think they probably bore the pants off people.
October 19th - Ostensibly asleep, but wide awake and studiously ignoring me, this spendid striped character spotted in North Walsall presumably waiting for their owner to come home.
October 19th - Darlaston is at it’s best in autumn, and with the leaves turning, this is a great time to visit this humming little town and take in it’s unexpectedly great architecture and scenery.
The bird is still present at 16.30 and has been heard singing by Chris and Graham Weston and Tony Stackhouse .
Photograph Copyright:wildaboutbritainuk I intended to do a full circuit of the Marsh and mere today but hardly got past the Tin Bridge.
1030 - 1200 fairly sunny, brisk NW wind, 12c : Fieldfare & Redwing mixed flock of 45, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Dunnock, Wren 3, Starling 20, House Sparrow 2, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch 6, Pied Wagtail 6, Meadow Pipit 8, Skylark 4 over, Chiffchaff 3...
October 18th - Another lovely golden hour, this time as I came through Walsall Wood and the Black Cock Bridge.