Yesterday I was lucky enough to be selecting for Open All Media at RBSA, it was my fist time and I was on a panel with 4 very experienced artists.
I’m not a foodie but I do like cooking and of course eating the results.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of test driving the new Toyota C-HR, a beautiful beast of a hybrid car that simply wowed me.
Back in December 2004, Greg and I celebrated Hogmanay on Princes Street in Edinburgh.
Ten hours and some 411 kilometres later the Malabar Express pulled into Mangalore Central.
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Did you hear about the commotion caused by the dragon during the last holidays? Year 3 were able to capture this on camera and this is what they wrote...
Year 3 have become experts in embalming and creating clay canopic jars.
We had premium dining as part of our stay which allowed us to eat in The Deck restaurant for breakfast and dinner.
We recently stayed at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis for a weekend of birthday fun for Olly’s fourth birthday.
Last weekend we spent 3 nights at Butlin’s Bognor Regis on the south coast of England.
News: It looks like the weather's starting to get warmer so our first pacing parkrun of the year will be 25 February 2017 .
If you watched The Real Marigold Hotel last night you'll have heard our intrepid band of pensioners marvel at how cheap Cochin is.
Does your child love to draw? This year as part of The Royal Mail Design a ‘Christmas Stamp’ competition, children between the ages 4-11 years may create and design a flat drawing (no collages please) using the theme “What does the Christmas ...
Over at Mysterious Universe , I review the new Bigfoot-themed book from Lyle Blackburn, Beyond Boggy Creek .
*This is a collaborative post At the start of the year we decided to make plans to bring our home into 2017.
Happy Valentines Day Don’t spend tonight alone – join us and sing along to some uplifting songs OR why not bring your partner and start a new activity together! First session is completely FREE.
On Thursday 9th February, Saltmine Theatre Company were invited into school to work with Year 8 pupils to raise awareness of how to keep themselves online.
*Post in collaboration with Jessica Foreman The arrival of a new year always gives us a great excuse to make some changes.
Over at UFO Conjecture(s) , Rich Reynolds gives the thumbs-up to my new 365 Days of UFOs book...
As luck would have it - and it really was luck, we didn't even know we were going to Kerala until we'd secured rail tickets the morning before - our trip to Fort Cochin coincided with the Biennale, the city's two yearly festival of contemporary art.
I was pleased to attend Looking Back’s gig at the rugby club on Friday night although the John Smith’s gave me a dull headache on the Saturday but the band played really well – best gig to date! Despite the bad weather and the aforesaid ...
This weekend we have been away on a little mini break to the seaside.
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time David BIRKETT 24:55 Helen TOLLEY 31:22 Claire ROACH 29:13 Paul HENRIQUES 33:59 Stuart PEARSON 29:58 Sam RHODES 50:15 Joining us for the first time from other parkruns: Runner ...
On Thursday after what seems like such a battle to get there, we were finally seeing an infertility consultant at our local Women’s Hospital in our bid for our much wanted second pregnancy.
On Friday, Olly celebrated his fourth birthday.
The information in this article, has been taken from a Facebook page I set back up in 2009, but didn’t really update the page after that year.
We went to Tamworth shopping the other weeks, not normally a place we go, but thought it would be a change and we was on our way back from Coalville in Leicestershire.
I was just messing around with an photo editing app on my tablet called Photostudio Pro and just choose this photo I took of Godshill Methodist Church which I took while we on holiday...
On my main Windows PC, I used to use Microsoft Outlook as my main email client, but really have moved away from Microsoft Office to Libre office as my main office suite.
Yesterday my baby boy turned four years old.
Fourteen hours after boarding the sleeper train we pulled into Ernakulam Junction in Kerala.
Year Four have had a brilliant day creating our dream Eco home as part of our Grand Designs topic work.
An event I'll be speaking in a few months, June 30-July 2 (click on the image to enlarge).
Something great arrived in the mail - the new book from good mate, Lyle Blackburn, Beyond Boggy Creek .
It is not widely known but Historic England submitted a further response to Walsall Council on 29 November 2016, about the Great Barr Hall and parkland planning application.
In the third serialised article of what will turn out to be quite a few, here's the next three photos from Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s with accompanying notes, as introduced in this blog post here - This time, I am including the ...
Just a quick note to than friends of the blog Steve Hames from SJH Computing and Ray Johnson who helped Aldridge Shed project with donated computer hardware following their recent request for help, which I publicised here on the blog.
There's ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I'm indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who's kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what's going on.
Walsall Wood FC were at home to Coventry United yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 18th February 2017), and much to the relief of the hard-pressed faithful, they Woodmen pulled off a hard-fought draw.
Dateline: Saturday 18th August 2017 Newly elected British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has caused further controversy just two days into office by signing a series of executive orders distancing the United Kingdom from formal agreements made by his ...
The past few weeks has seen some in the United States openly wondering if the lunatics are running the asylum.
Just a quick note to point out that this weekend (18-19th February 2017) there's a rather unique vent at Fradley Junction between Lichfield and Alrewas, where you can tour lock 17 which is currently drained, undergoing maintenance.
The staff from the Chase Inn at Newtown, Brownhills have been in touch to let me know that there's live music on again this evening at the popular Brownhills pub.
your chance to catch Walsall Wood in home action at Oak Park this afternoon! Continue reading...
Yesterday, a terrific enquiry came in from the young David Evans who's be talking to community stalwart Doug Birch MBE about local history a fair bit lately.
Went on a walkabout pointing out some of the fly tipping grot spots around New Invention to Walsall Housing Group and Walsall Council’s Clean and Green Team.
This report from Rob Mayor the ES reporters sums up the whole farce that is the West Mids Mayor.
One enduring subject of very much debate here that continues to receive a lot of attention is the thorny subject of the Marklew family, Marklew's pond off Coppice Lane, William Roberts and the claim that the farm was one of the last Tommy Shops ...
Just a note to point out that tonight, Thursday 16th February 2017 it's Karaoke Night at the Chase Inn up on the A5 Newtown at Brownhills.
Great news today from Neil Elkjes at the Birmingham CC planning meeting.
As well as keeping in touch with residents through our Focus Newsletters and social media, Liberal Democrats across New Invention and Short Heath hold regular Advice Surgeries.
In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...
Here's an interesting thing for a Thursday - can anyone shed any light on the above certificate, or the person to whom it was awarded please? Continue reading...
Having campaigned for a ‘Remain’ vote, I was saddened and frustrated by the outcome.
In my previous buy to let deal of the day, I asked what could be more ready to go than a newbuild..
Hi folks, an unusual enquiry please but I hope it's one the readership might be able to help with.
My 14 year-old has started his GCSE’s this year.
This Saturday, 18th February 2017, there's a great, innovative event taking place at Aston Manor Road Transport Museum just off Northgate, Aldridge - Beer and Buses by Night, which is your chance to ride on some great old vehicles and share a beer or...
An ITV News investigation has revealed fly-tipping is on the rise in some parts of the UK.
You need to think about fake news.
How’s this for a ship shape and ready to go deal? You don’t get more ready to go than a newbuild, do you? This 2 bedroom semi detached house on Waters Keep in Walsall, WS3 is part of a newbuild development in the north Walsall area, which ...
Monday, 13th February 2016, 1:53pm - Traffic is currently backing up in the Brownhills area due to a collision between a lorry and a car at the junction by the former Warreners Arms pub, where Ogley Road meets the High Street.
There has been much shock and sadness in the local community following the fatal car crash that took place between Pelsall and Brownhills on the B4154 Pelsall Road last night (Saturday, 11th February 2017).
It's been a busy night in the area for the emergency services as Saturday evening (11th February 2017) saw a major accident on the Pelsall Road in the Highbridges area, an incident that closed the M6 Toll for a while and now a blaze in what West ...
I'm receiving bits of information about a couple of road accidents this evening (Saturday, 11th February 2017) - a clearly quite serious one on the Pelsall Road between Brownhills and the Fingerpost, and another either on, or on the approaches to the...
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A CULT classic will be brought to life on a Nuneaton stage by a company renowned for pushing the theatrical boundaries.
LOVE was well and truly in the air on Valentine's night as little Millie Dillmount, played by Strictly Come Dancing winner Joanne Clifton, eventually found her man, albeit not the one she first hoped for.
THIS year sees one of the UK's brightest comedic talents return to the stand-up stage as Jack Whitehall announced an extension to his biggest ever tour.
PREPARE to scream for The Dreamboys in what promises to be their sexiest show to date when it arrives at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry later this year.
FOLLOWING sold out international seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland comes to Birmingham next week, as part of its UK and European premire.
The post Visit My Mosque Sunday 5th February appeared first on Aisha Mosque Islamic Centre .
FRESH from a run of sold-out summer shows and a headline slot at this year's V Festival, Kaiser Chiefs have announced a brand new single Hole in my Soul and their first UK arena tour in two years in support of the forthcoming album Stay Together.
Learn to weave a bird sculpture for your house or garden with expert basket maker Sue Kirk.
A CLASSIC comedy drama will be the first major show produced in-house at a popular Wolverhampton theatre for more than 40 years.
EVITA is set to thrill audiences across Wolverhampton as the show is coming to the city later this year.
We do a thing in Rust’s subreddit where we get people to post their ideal changelog.
IT'S EVERYTHING you could expect from a pantomime and more! Dick Whittington has laughs, magic, innuendo, silliness, stunts and tricks and you'll be laughing out loud through the whole of the show.
OUTRAGEOUS costumes, some amazing special effects and lots of laughs that's what to expect from this year's pantomime at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
SLICK, sexy, sassy and enough see-through to cover the entirety of Birmingham's Bullring Chicago rolled into town on Monday and it was a theatre-lover's dream.
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1330 - 1400 cloudy, 13c : Oystercatcher 2, Lapwing 52, Wigeon 6, Pochard 4, Tufted 28, GC Grebe 2, Common Gull 3, Heron 2, Cormorant 8.
I was determined to get my hundredth species for 2017 before the end of February so today I did an unusual anti-clockwise circuit of the marsh, taking in the devastated surfaces at the north end in my pursuit of a 'Tick'.
After doing a full circuit yesterday I decided to turn my attention to one of our more elusive species and spent an hour up on Clayhanger Common and around O'Grady's Pool in the hope of finding one of our remaining Willow Tit .
February 17th - On the way home, just on the cusp of darkness and in the middle of bustling, humming Pleck, snatched in the traffic, a great sunset.
Yep - did the whole lot today and although Spring has not yet arrived there is every indication that from the birds point of view, winter is more or less over.
Just a quick update at 11.00 - there have been visits to the North Common this morning ( Per.
I received a text from Anita Scott today regarding an exceptional find on Pelsall North Common, I will allow the text to say it all: "TWO Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers ! Pelsall North Common, by the boardwalk at the side of the bridle path leading down ...
1045 - 1100 lightly overcast, 9c : Wigeon 2, Teal 8, Great Crested Grebe 3 (photo), Cormorant 8, Lapwing 200, Common Gull 3, Bh Gull 250+, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove, Song Thrush in song, Buzzard 4.
February 17th - I noticed something today I’ve passed many times but never stopped to look at - Wood Green Church.
Late morning, fairly sunny, 9c : Little Egret again at Swan Pool, Goosander, Wigeon 5, Cormorant 13, Lapwing c120.
February 15th - I see the completion of the conversion of the old church/chapel at Kings Hill, Darlaston is very nearly finished: this has taken years and the workmanship looks stunning.
Its funny how some birds always pique the interest of birders and it has been nice to get some responses to my posting yesterday.
February 14th - A few people have asked, so as I passed the canal towpath resurfacing works today I took a pic of the map and details.