Read all about it!

Acrostic, internet, News, TV

In response to the prompt
Newspaper

Now, here’s something

Everyone’s taken aback by the news today

When you go to the shop to pick up your paper – it might not be there

Some bright spark in Fleet Street would rather you use your

Personal device via “The web”.

All in a vain attempt to be one step ahead of the TV,

Press hacks aren’t happy as their work is consigned to history (and the fish shop)..

Expect a few rumbles from this idea

Reactions from those on the front page – definitely mixed

Value

Family, Life, Technology, TV

In response to the Daily post Prompt

Value

Funny thing is that word

VALUE

its quite easy to equate it in the mecca of shopping I know as ASDA but my American / Canadian Cousins call – WALMART

I walked round the American Giant that’s landed on its cousins shores

We were looking for a new TV – I’m No good with Measurements so i’ll put it this way

80 DVD Cases long, 5 DVD Cases High

Digital (of Course) , Sky Sockets, USB and High Def Sockets

Funny thing – they were all for a particular three figure model – the Kate Moss / Naomi Campbell / Kate Upton of Televisions…with all the mod cons – Blue-ray, HD, Hi-DEF and all internet connected by the wi-fi – and bigger size than the humble Digital Flatscreen that sat in the corner of the room.

My dad was completely convinced… until I posed a little question

My little sisters brood came into the equation….

“Is it Grandson Proof ?”

The search for a replacement continues…..

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UPDATE – Dad has his Telly!!!!

Its got all the mod cons he wanted – internet…On demand TV….Universal Remote…

After seeing his decision-making in the store, I’m glad he’s happy with it….

Mediacity

Photography, Places, Poetry, TV
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A Glass palace has been built

on the banks of the canal

it’s not for the royals –

but its not common or banal

It’s a place where programmes will

be written and played

and where young northerners

will learn out a trade

Where Drama – of Th’ Lowry

will be played out on screen

whilst players eat at restaurants

in buildings between.

And major networks set up in old port

broadcasting most of the national sport

from old Trafford’s cricket and football in day

to far off events in places away

These building is local – built up by the skilled

trained up by academy – in City and Guild

Taken over by companies of National Aplomb

plenty more lights, camera, action to come

Out with the Samsung

Photography, Places, Travel, TV

Taking another look at my Panoramic shots of Salford Quays #Panoramic #Salford

The Inkwell

Shots of the Mediacity & Quayside taken on a Walkabout of the Quays in Salford.  Camera used was my Samsung WB-250…the one I use as a backup for Panoramic Shots.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES IWM North

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Media City – BBC Salford

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES IWM North

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES The Lowry

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES IWM North from Bridge House and Pier 6

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Bridge House, BBC Salford Mediacity UK

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Mediacity UK Studios, Salford

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Dock House, Media City UK

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES The Lowry

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Panoramic from Mediacity

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Panoramic of Mediacity

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Second Panoramic of Mediacity

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Lowry & IWM North

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Mediacity & IWM North

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Digital World Centre & Lowry

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Erie Basin View

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Detroit Bridge

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Anchorage

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Roaring with Laughter

Film, Humour, TV

In response to the prompt

Roaring Laughter

When was the last time something had me Rolling in the Aisles?

Cooper

Friday Afternoon half past One – I’m sat watching a pair of Old Comic Masters at their Utmost best – Eric Sykes and Tommy Cooper (without his trademark Fez) in “The Plank”

The two comedians play two bungling workmen assigned to finish off a house build – and go looking for a plank of wood to finish the job after one of them uses their last piece for firewood.

Seems straightforward doesn’t it? But from the arrival at the timber yard to scrapes with other workmen, The plank seems to evade them…all until the end of the film

Of all the fine comic actors in the show…and the plank…who steals the show?  The cat that appears throughout the film – the last scene is chaotic – pure Sykes – and you’ll see why if you watch it – I wont give away the punchline!

Trials of a blogging writer

Fiction, Health, Science, Time, Travel, TV

There are days when I wish the TARDIS was real….

For those not familiar with the vessel…the t.a.r.d.i.s. is the time traveling vessel of doctor who…who travels through time and space on adventures, with his companions.

I wrote a piece where I kind of borrowed the tardis from one of its homes at mediacity uk, just across the way and picked up some eminent scientists for a cure for my ailments…and a baby mammoth to keep them safe

After I’d written it though…I came to the conclusion there was no cure and the little niggles my conditions give me are the ones that make me me….

Having a woolly mammoth for a pet would be pretty cool though…