I am in an “extended” family. That is, Michael and I have both been married before, so our children have stepmothers and stepfathers and our grandchildren all have at least three sets of grandparents sometimes four. Christmas is the worst time for divorced families because everybody wants a piece of the action, everybody wants to see their children or parents on Christmas day. This often causes such conflict … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2012
MORE GLASGOW…and a post that took off on it’s own.
I try to avoid political comment here on my blog. Mainly because in public service jobs, people have lost their jobs by expressing political views. They have been accused of “bringing the profession or the organisation into disrepute” so it is safer not to comment. Personally I believe that this breaches their right to free speech. Even though I do not … Continue reading
SCOTLAND IS ANOTHER COUNTRY.
Ok, so I had better stop playing about with the tools of this website and actually try a blogpost. The other thing is I have tried to upload my favourite blogs, but they are not appearing on the sidebar yet. Please be patient with me as I am just learning all over again. This is … Continue reading
Hello everybody. Thanks for reading my blog. I realise that people have difficulty commenting here so I have set up a new wordpress blog. I need to know that people can comment before I continue, so would be grateful if you could leave comments on the new blog before I proceed. https://denisefrombolton.com/ Lots of love … Continue reading
WELCOME TO MY NEW LOOK BLOG
Hello, I finally got fed up of people being unable to leave comments so I have created a wordpress blog, bear with me while I set it up. Here is a link to my old blog http://denisefrombolton.blogspot.co.uk/ TRANSPORTED BACK TO 1968! In 1968 I used to go to a club called the Twisted Wheel in … Continue reading
Having got fed up of people telling me thay cannot leave comments I have created a new word press blog. Here is a link to my old blog http://denisefrombolton.blogspot.co.uk/ Love Denise Happy blogging! Continue reading
TRANSPORTED BACK TO 1968!
In 1968 I used to go to a club called the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. They played American music from the Tamla Motown genre. This music scene eventually became known as “Northern Soul”. Peculiar to Northern England. Twisted Wheel, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca, Bolton Va VA club,. were all venues where enthusiast of this music would gather and … Continue reading
GREAT ESCAPE…..not quite Paris.
Understandably I have been very busy with union meetings this week and not had much time to look on the internet, let alone post, so I am trying to catch up. Last weekend I escaped my worries for a while on a solo trip to Glasgow, somewhere I had never visited before. Usually it is … Continue reading
A RAINY DAY?
I know I am restricted by all sorts of gagging clauses and confidentiality clauses regarding my job, but this is SO important in my life that I just have to blog how I feel about about it. On Tuesday, we were given notice of a 90 day consultation period for 500 redundancy’s, 500 whole time equivalent jobs ( … Continue reading
IS THIS THE END OF MY OLD FRIEND?
I have an awful feeling my bike is terminally ill.! It has developed an embarrassing intermittent squeak and despite having it serviced three times, new brake pads, new gear cassette, degreased, re-oiled and generally tightened up,( bit like an old movie star having several facelifts, ) I am afraid that my total neglect and daily use, over … Continue reading