CHRISTMAS 2012

WHAT SHALL WE DO AT CHRISTMAS?

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

Glasgow

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

Glasgow / motown. solo trips.Royal concert hall / music / Northern Soul

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