Dragons Nest

#WDYS Image credit; Sean Thomas @ Unsplash The learned academic’s at the local seat of learning were slightly bemused to have spotted this beast it was stopping the students learning at the very least You see this mystical beast had found a home somewhere she could rest her legs atop the library marble dome a place …

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 Parish …

Amplify

#Fowc #Amplify Sat in your student halls Engrossed in your books Needing something to distract from the doubt in your head Sensational tunes as you scribble away Amplified by some serious sub-woofers To your housemates, you’re working along to your course notes In fact, they’re half right Only while you scribble away at your latest …

Shutdown

#FFFC Salford/Manchester, 26th may 2020 Shopfront – Image by  Joshua Koblin at Unsplash.comI remember this placea little place in the hustle and bustleof Manchester’s metropolisdropping in, and picking up luncha pastie or a turnoverthat i saved for after morning seminarsin a quiet place of greenerythey survived the goings on,the marches, the protests, the vandalismeven the …

Degree

Degree As the honour was laid on him the ennobled made a request could the hall staff keep the dining room warm ? he thought that it was best see he’d climbed up great Mount Everest without even catching a chill but drafty University corridors were enough to make him hold still turn up  the …

Memories of London 2012 – Paralympics

Salford August 2012 There have been a number of camps throughout the city, hosting athletes from many nations and in many sports in relation to the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Brazil were no different, and used venues up and down the city from the Regional Athletic Arena at Sportcity  to the Manchester Aquatics centre on Oxford Road. Athletes …

Paralympians in Brazil

Salford, 7th September 2016 Right about now, Rio-de-Janeiro is beginning the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil, the premiere event for Elite Athletes with a Disability. Recent readers of my blog will know I helped the Brazilian Paralympic Squad prepare in their Training Camp for the London Games in 2012 in the City of Manchester. Wheelchair …