Salford, January 24th 2020
#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester
Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,
Royal dragons parade past the town hall
A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter
Going round the gates of China town
Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums
Now and again broken through by fire crackers
They celebrated a new decade with a bit of a bang
in the air rose the golden streamers
new year arriving as they lit up the midnight sky
sensational colours illuminating the city
everyone watching as the clock sounded and they
lit up the sky as colourful as a Christmas tree
As far as I know it, the countdown to Christmas day has begun
December starts tomorrow morning, when
Vergers and other officers of the church will be
Engaging with the parishioners about the upcoming
Taking place in the cathedral on Christmas Eve
16th June 2019
A piece for fathers day by inky
For years he’s been there
as someone to look up to
there’s plenty he’s taught you and
he’s there for you every time you need him
every time he sees you – it makes you smile
reality is – he’s the tops!
Another piece from Inky, in response to richa’s Freedom of Expression Challenge
Crack open the party poppers, for its an
Extra special day today
Lots of people are coming to share in
Excitement, in honour of somebody who’s having a really significant
raise the roof
and dance till you drop….
tell the celebrant how loved they are
on their very special day – and
never forget to enjoy yourselves too!
Salford, 31st December 2018
The final night of 2018
Draws in a brand new year
Called out from the east
And working it’s way round the globe
The fireworks and chimes
Bring in a new dawn
Fresh thinking , fresh plans
Across the lands, grow as the sun says hi
As the new wind blows, to the new year say hello
As we wave the old one goodbye
Salford 25th September 2018
Good news has arrived, so celebrations can begin
Out to the favourite eating establishment
On a weekday evening jaunt
Does it matter work starts again tomorrow ? No!
There’s happiness ahead
In the news that’s been delivered, so we’re
Meeting up with our friends in shared
Smiles in abundance
Monday 5th June 2017
Venue : Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge
An early morning start at IWM North on Monday, as we met up with fellow volunteers and staff from the other branches at IWM Duxford for Volunteers week.
We travelled south through the Midlands on our journey, stopping off on some familiar services on the M6 and M1… the route usually adopted when I visit my relatives there. It was a bit rainy on the way there, but I was looking forward to visiting Duxford. Due to that branch holding most of the museums Aircraft Collection
We arrived at Duxford’s Entrance around about noon, and then after a short repast, we all entered the main hall, where the chairman of the imperial war museum welcomed us all and the ceremonies for the volunteer awards commenced.
I received my award for “Developing in a Role” from the chairman – and heard my Vollie Manager deliver a wonderful (more than a ) few words on why i’d won it!
How I started as a guide, then doing object handling and family history….
I did whisper at one point….”Ta boss! you can stop now….!!!” (sic)
After the awards ceremony, we took a look around the hangar and the various activities on display, this included seeing how concorde dipped its nose, to sending messages by morse code – to walking on board a Lancaster bomber. I enjoyed walking round the RAF Fleet, and got a really good view of the planes from the top deck of the gallery.
its the Chinese New Year today (uk) so in celebration 🎉 I’ve been busy with a spot of art.
Celebrated by enjoying a meal 🥘 of noodles and beef and sweet and sour chicken 🍗
Happy Year of the rooster everybody!