First in the water

#nature #winter #swimming While the rest were going about their morning routine this brave soul decided to take the plunge into the northern waters fed by the Mersey and Medlock Water, skiddy in places, where jack frost had turned it to ice but with all those feathers, he was well waterproofed and ready for hisContinue reading “First in the water”

Refueling Point

Salford Museum and Art Gallery 30/1/22 You’ve been on your weekly pilgrimage and are on your way home when your tum reminds you of chocolate, steam and foam So off you depart from your regular road and sit down in comfort in a local abode enjoying a drink warm and so sweet with a sliceContinue reading “Refueling Point”

Looking at a line full of laundry

Salford 1st November Response to a Writeclub Prompt by Inky #Larkhillplace #writeclub #street #Salford There’s a breeze tonight a perfect westerly don’t need to check the weather forecast and i’ll tell you why tween lark hill place and ackers st the mangles have been working overtime and Mrs Protheroe’s washing is hanging on the lineContinue reading “Looking at a line full of laundry”

Sunday Lunch

Call it cultured if you will A meal time of summat tasty served up at The local museum and art gallery Head and mind kept occupied by Exhibits shown and Displayed around the workspace Roast or Corned beef, Maybe Ham And a drop of Tea or coffee to wash it down Likelyhood is, you mightContinue reading “Sunday Lunch”

Discovering Energy

There’s a little place down my street where two scientists liked to meet Discussing science and things that moved sharing ideas in and industrial groove They were honored by peers of the grand society and recognised by titles and confered degree

Adventures of an inner city moggy

Salford , 12th August 2021 He’s back home again, heading through the gap in the gate – like nothing’s happened Having spent many hours of yesterday evening and this morning Hotfooting around his old haunts and Helping himself to the finer things His city can offer him – you know the stuff Hotel and guesthouseContinue reading “Adventures of an inner city moggy”


Salford, 17th March 2021 They said a leprechaun was seen on St.Patrick’s day He’d crossed the Irish sea by boat and travelled the East lancashire Way he spent his gold coins generously in all the pubs and bars and took in all the scenic spots travelling by taxi car the wide eyed among you wouldContinue reading “Lucky”


#fowc #retreat Salford, 24th February 2021 Another Lakeland Reminiscence Retreat – Normally a call for escaping an attack from an enemy….. (but not in this case) for me, it was a week away from the City in the picturesque settings of the Lake District, up by Derwentwater in a place called Keswick. Arranged by theContinue reading “Retreat”

Oh my word!

#photography Salford, 21st January Regular readers know i set up this website to share my scribbles and the photos and events that go with them well, whilst i’ve been setting up Son of Hex….i received an e-mail for my photography from those wonderful chaps at Viewbug. you can take a look at my profile onContinue reading “Oh my word!”

Getting Out

#Travel #Worship #Places Salford 6th December 2020 Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning, to do something i do nearly every Sunday Go to Mass It’s the start of the church year – Advent, but nobody thought about worship when the restrictions (about Covid-19) kicked in I’m now part of the Cathedral ParishContinue reading “Getting Out”