Wednesday, May 09, 2018

"when I speak to kids I tell them the best kung fu move is to run ,dont fight"~ Benjamin Zephaniah.  Apologies.i need to catch up with my comments soon......
Lovely sunny weekend in England.
 see slideshow below for my photos. Me &
Cathy go to Manchester on Thursday to The Deaf Institute to see Simone Felice.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Shall be the maws of kites.........

This week's  sepia saturday ,; seems to be around the themes of people;bathing:seaside; sand; etc
Today I visited (for the first time) Hebden Bridge Antiques Centre well worth a general look around.But what especially pleased me was a big buckety -thing selling old/random sepia photography! Hundreds...!
 Its very unusual to see this nowadays.50p each .Which I thought "not bad".
 it would take me hours to look at them all (must go back next week) but I did find several concerning this week's theme.
 Here are two.(no notes on the back)
the maws of kites (at the seaside!)

On the subject of seachanges , Me & Cathy voted this morning in the UK Local elections. We voted again for Jeremy Corbyn's socialist Labour Party. In addition, I went out canvassing for the party this evening.Here is Cathy pictured with fellow Party member Rodger.
You, my American visitors,remember the name Jeremy Corbyn . 
Think of him as a scruffy, slightly more radical   Bernie Sanders, who rides a bike & grows his own veg...!
He could well be Britain's new Prime Minister within the next 12 months. 
Cathy with Roger O'Doherty.

Friday, April 27, 2018


(l/r) Brother Zyg:Me:Sister-in-Law Jean:Jean's sister Mary:Cathy.

A lovely day in Manchester today with my brother Zyg: sister-in-Law Jean: & her sister Mary.
A grand Spanish meal at Evuna on Deansgate.
We also attended a Lunchtime Concert at Chetham's School of Music 
Zyg;Mary;Jean & Cathy Zimnoch.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

hall of mirrors

One figure jumped straight out at me from this week's sepia saturday prompt photo. the elderly lady above (in black )looks very much like my great-grandmother from Perth in Scotland
 I never knew what she looked like until I found an old 4 inch X 4 inch negative among my Mum's effects after she died in September 4 th 2008. I developed that negative. It was rather disturbed by it at the time.

Now I know that genetics pass on similar physical features. But this was more , this lady looks identical to my Mum (albeit , a rather austere version).
The woman in black in the prompt-photo isn't identical in the same way...but certainly near enough to comment on ..................
My Mum, the year before she died.
San Francisco; November 16, 1980

Saturday, April 21, 2018

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” [Rumi]

The 2nd bloke on the left, in the photo-prompt on this week's sepia saturday , has a jacket similar to mine !
 A totally pathetic attempt to link, but the best i can come up with, as I haven't contributed for a few weeks.......forgive me!
Me at Leith Docks;aged 10 & fake plastic Marlon Brando jacket!
The post title is given by the beautiful Muslim Poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī  جلال‌الدین محمد رومی(30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273) Me & Cathy walked along the canal path between Mytholmroyd & Hebden Bridge yesterday.See the full gallery here
Also. We have arranged to go around Manchester next Friday with my Brother Zyg &My  Sister-in-Law Jean.
We introduce  them to Chetham Library
 & attend a music recital at the Stoller Hall
So.We go see/look/touch/ Karl Marx's desk
And the burn mark of the devil's hoof!
 "......Dee lived in Chetham's School - then Christ's College, home to the priests of the Church - and a table from Dee's time there still exists in the Audit Room. 
 It bears evidence of a story which blew up around Dee and eventually put paid to his term as warden. Upon it is a circular burn mark - a mark which, it is said, was made by the hoof of Satan, after Dee summoned him to seek advice and wisdom....." [read more]
the burn mark of the 'devil's hoof'! another link to the photo prompt!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

the projector

Mytholmroyd at 1pm today.Watching Mr Corbyn.I'm actually there (behind the big bearded bloke taking a photo....stood next to my mate Nigel) It's just that you cant see me for Corbynmamia!.......

*Just a couple of days ago peoples momentum
launched their new website*
Friday the 13th ;Simone Felice released his new album.
Saturday Me & Cathy booked tickets to see him play at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on May 10th.It's the 3rd time we will have seen him play..... Today I went canvassing for the Labour Party in Mytholmroyd.
Its the first time I have knocked on doors since 1983.
I had got an extra email yesterday saying a "special guest" might appear at Mytholmroyd Community Centre during our Saturday's lunch break .
I wondered if it might be Jeremy Corbyn?
.It turned out I was right (throughout the morning we wondered if he would actually turn up,given the overnight bombing of Syria)
But he did(via Huddersfield) Even though it was short notice & secret 'word of mouth'
The hall was packed. A fine man who will be the next British Prime Minister. He had a few choice words for Mr Trump.
A Video of Jeremy Corbyn entering the building just 200 yards from where we live .
 Jeremy Corbyn told us today in Mytholmroyd that Theresa May had rung him late last night to say she was bombing Syria immediately........
"What do think?"She asked him
 "What do you think I think?" he replied...........
Ancoats 2015 
Hebden Bridge 2014