Hi members, please arrive slightly later tonight at 7.15pm to allow sufficient time for the car park to be vacated prior to our arrival.
Two groups of students were invited to flex their journalistic muscles during two different West Bromwich Albion games.
*This is a collaborative post My nearly-four year old son is a quick learner.
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Hum GURUNG 18:33 Jessica FORKNALL 36:57 Ravi THAPA 19:39 Tim POWELL 37:54 Ryan MCCARTHY 23:36 Victoria CARTER 38:38 James REAMES 25:32 Jackie WILKINSON 39:17 Stuart RAWLINGS 25:...
Another Monday, another Meal Planning post.
Fridays are my absolute favourite day of the week.
This is a quick tip on how to make a website a web type app within Windows using Google Chrome Browser.
As regular reader will know my late father collected all sorts of items, one was belt buckles.
I took this photo of just a padlock on a gate while out on a walk, thought it would make a nice shot.
Walsall will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January with a special midday multi-faith and community event at St Paul’s, The Crossing in the town centre.
*A collaborative post In just a few short weeks, my three year old will be turning celebrating his fourth birthday and with so many of his pre-school friends being born around the same time, the birthday party invitations have been flying home.
Surprisingly, "Is this thing supposed to beep when you press the button" is more commonly said at parkrun than you'd think.
A new article from me at Mysterious Universe on a very weird affair that went down in France in the early 1950s...
Still trying to lose the January blues? Pop in for a FREE first session tonight at Streetly Community Centre from 7.30pm – good for your pocket and it is pretty good fun too...
*Post in collaboration with Tots To Travel As the dreary weather continues and families are now back into their normal routines with work and school, families just like mine are planning their escape to the sunshine for a well deserved holiday.
Beat the January blues and join your local community choir – singing is a great way to raise your spirits...
You’ve probably noticed my lack of updates here.
It’s Monday and time for my regular Meal Planning Monday post.
It’s absolutely no secret that I love to blog.
The week has been quite cold and with the parents (and a lot of others) falling victim to a nasty flu like bug, it’s been quite a depressing time.
Saturday saw the return of the Brother-in-Law return to the Bescot this year and prompted Walsall to play one of the best games and the most goals I’ve seen them score since the 2003-04 season! Right from the off, Walsall were at it and scored ...
When Olly was a baby he had the most beautiful head of hair.
A NEW BOOKLET by Walsall's Running Ambassador Mark Dabbs chronicles the stories of Midlands Victoria Cross heroes with all proceeds going to the Walsall Hospice Appeal.
After my first Slimming World weigh in of the year being not as successful as I had hoped (you can read about it here) I came away from group feeling really determined.
News *Reminder* The Grange car park is closed.
Weather forecasts have predicted snowfall in our area overnight and this may be disruptive to your journeys to school in the morning.
Join us for the new term tonight at Streetly Community Centre from 7.30pm – first session is FREE and no singing experience needed...
Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners Runner Time Runner Time Shaun DUDLEY 22:05 Tracey WHITE 35:51 Chris WHITEHOUSE 24:18 Craig HARRIS 35:53 Kurt PRITCHARD 25:51 Ade WHITE 35:57 Jon TURNER 25:56 Kerry ELLSMORE 36:35 Paresh PATEL 26:34 Gina...
Last year, artist Carol Ann Rodriguez generously let me use one of her paintings in my book, Women in Black .
Currently reading: Lonely Boy , the autobiography of Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones - which is an excellent book! Also, picked these 2 oldies up the other day at Half Price Books in Arlington, Texas - (1) a 1939 book, A Book of Fabulous Beasts ...
ON DECEMBER 16, 1944, the Germans suddenly began, in the Belgian Ardennes, a full scale armoured attack against the weakest part of the 1st US Army sector.
It’s inevitable that after every Christmas, our children are luckily inundated with toys, books and games.
Brand new term starts TONIGHT! Plus we have a fantastic up beat new song too.
DARLASTON students raised 720 for Birmingham Children's Hospital's Star Appeal at the end of last term, by wearing a range of Christmas woollies and festive outfits on Jolly Jumper Day.
On Sunday I went with our local Rugby Club to the Ricoh Arena to watch Wasps -v- Leicester Tigers.
January 2017 is almost over and finally I feel like the dust has settled allowing me the opportunity to catch my breath to reflect on the past year.
OK, I’ll admit to a little self interest here, but bear with me.
I make no apologies for running this again - please keep an eye out for the above chap, Andrew Cooper who's still missing from his home in Stourport as he has been since Wednesday 4th January 2017 - Andrew is a gentleman from Walsall originally and ...
Thank God for cheap Japanese electronics because I’m lousy at maths.
By 2020 Walsall Council will be getting virtually no support from the Government.
This is a taster of a truly remarkable piece of local history David Evans has been granted access to by it's owner, Tony Portman - we have a collection of photos of life at Walsall Wood Secondary School in the 1950s.
Diane Mansell, of Aldridge Village Partnership has asked that readers could please be on the lookout for this somewhat distinctive Subaru car (registration K23DHN) which was stolen from Aldridge last night (21st January 2017).
Interesting news just released from West Midlands Police via WMNow: Continue reading...
The faith of the faithful at Oak Park is being severely tested at the moment as the Woodmen seem to be enduring a losing streak, this time to long-term combatants The Mikes yesterday afternoon (Saturday 21st January 2017).
Originally posted on Dischord : Yesterday we had the great pleasure of playing a gig at Walsall’s New Art Gallery.
Here's one I've been sitting on for a couple of weeks now, but it's about time I shared this wonderful enquiry from the startlingly prolific Andy Dennis, who's running a great local/genealogy/history blog that's quite frankly, showing me a clean pair...
Interested to note that yesterday, local police finally issued an alert about the man with the clipboard panhandling for money in the Brownhills and Walsall Wood area, claiming his vehicle has been towed and he needs to get somewhere else - usually ...
Simon Reeves, friend of sadly departed son of Brownhills Adrian Wigley has been in touch to ask if I'd share with readers the details of Adrian's funeral, which takes place on Friday 3rd February 2017.
Your chance to catch Walsall Wood FC in action against The Mikes this afternoon! Continue reading...
I see from the excellent Madwblog that there's a New Year litter pick event going on in Clayhanger this Saturday morning (Saturday 21st January 2017) from 8:30 to 10:30am and all are welcome - kit and gloves provided! Continue reading...
Willenhall Liberal Democrats have called for the demolition of the former Brown Jug pub in Short Heath following fears about the safety of the building.
When I first read Harry Potter, Hermione was white.
I was sad to note at the weekend that Ted Gray, of Black Country confectionary maker and seller Teddy Gray's had passed away in his sleep at the age of 81.
In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...
At Business Questions I raised various issues with the Leader of the House, Rt Hon David Liddington MP.
This morning (Thursday, January 19th 2017) at 7:10am a Trek 7300 bike like the one above but in white was taken from outside the Co-op at the former Spring Cottage in Shelfield.
Tuesday last (17th January 2016), the Woodmen faced AFC Wulfrunians at Oak Park, and sadly, were met with another resounding defeat.
Imagine a world where technology is very different to ours.
A 3 bedroom semi detached house in the Alumwell area of Walsall, currently marketed by Bairstoweves (01922 312 791).
Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...
There has been a huge and touching outpouring of sadness and warm-hearted memory since the sad passing of local musician and entertainer Adrian Wigley last weekend.
I'd just like to make a quick observation if I might, as I had very positive feedback from yesterday's meeting of Brownhills Neighbourhood Watch at the Activity Centre, but just one thing seems to have cast a shadow on the evening.
During a site visit last week I was approached by a mature, friendly gentleman who lives next door to one of the properties I manage in Pelsall.
You may recall the unfortunate house fire in Wyre Close, Walsall Wood last December, and the subsequent appeal to folks who could maybe donate unwanted household items when the couple found a house again.
Yet again the Great Barr Observer is reporting more crashes not he Queslett Road – LINK This time on the same day and within metres of each other on the Old Horns island.
In light of recent events, there's a very interesting meeting taking place at 7pm this evening Monday, 16th January 2017 - that of Brownhills Neighbourhood Watch.
I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment on 16 January 2017 to pledge my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust ...
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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.
Musical master of ceremonies, Jools Holland, and his much loved Rhythm Blues Orchestra are set to return to Birmingham with some very special guests as part of their 2016 Autumn/Winter UK tour.
THEY'VE rocked all over the world, but not for the first time Status Quo decided this would be the last of their 'electric' tours.
Having seen the performance many many years ago as a young girl, I was giddy with excitement to see it again - even more so to be taking my own daughter to see it this time.
SEQUINS, glitter, amazing choreography, dazzling costumes...
A fascinating illustrated talk about the Hodson Shop Collection currently on display at the Leather Museum.
Learn to make a traditional leather covered stud box (suitable for storing earrings and cufflinks) with Keith Parker.
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A little bit of summer on the Marsh today, Ray Fellows managed to find an overwintering Chiffchaff along the mineral line this afternoon.
Big thank you to Steve Hill for a morning out.
1000 - 1130 weak sun, misty, 4c : Goldcrest, Goldfinch 6, Chaffinch m, Redwing 4, Goosander 11, Teal 14, Wigeon 6, Tufted 28, Cormorant 4, M.
January 21st - An experiment with long-exposure photography was fun with these thirty second exposures.
1200 - 1230 overcast after frost, 2c : Common Gull 5, Lapwing 61, Wigeon 9, Teal 2, Heron 2, Cormorant 2, Bullfinch f, Goldfinch 6, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard.
Do you know what the most common interpretation of the word stupid is? - " Someone who doesn't learn from his/her mistakes ".
1015 - 1100 fog & frost, 2c : Goosander 9, Wigeon 9, Teal 16, Tufted 14, Cormorant 11, Heron, M.
January 20th - Then, as if by magic, the light appeared to save my soul.
January 19th - Another late return, another dearth of decent photographic inspiration.
1015 - 1200 sunny (at last) 2 - 4c : Heron, Cormorant 2, M.
An empty bird table - redolent eh! I am not a big fan of revelling in other peoples misfortune ( I have spent too much time being the other Person ) but I will share an e-mail with you that I received tonight from one of my blog regulars.
1115 - 1330 overcast, dull & damp 7c : Golden Plover, Lapwing 200+, GC Grebe, Cormorant 8, Mute Swan 5, Goosander 8, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal 10, Tufted 24, Common Gull 6, large gulls 80+, Pied Wagtail 2, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove, GS Woodpecker, ...