Saturday, October 02, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Hebden Bridge Today
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Monday, September 06, 2021
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
What time does the last tube train leave Todmorden?
From Brixton , South London. Good working class music ( so rare) Think "Ian Dury meets The Clash with Trumpets!"
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
The audio here is Gram & Emmylou:Live at the Bijou Café, Philadelphia, PA; March 16, 1973. https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/August-14th-2021-onwards/
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Saturday, August 07, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Chris 's Card
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Ventolin & Fostair Inhalers hang from the head of the mule........♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Blue Orchids at The Hebden Bridge Trades Club.
All photos and (8) Videos here --> https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/G-i-g-s/Blue-Orchids-Hebden-Bridge-Trades-Club-/A photo of them backing Nico in the Olden Daze.
Blue Orchids & Bingo Harry
Friday night I went to my first gig since March 2020 ( that was at Bury Met with Don & Margaret) https://everton.blogspot.com/2020/03/just-before-boris-closes-all-our.html
Tonight I went to see Manchester band Blue Orchids at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge.. They have been going since 1979 . They started life supporting Nico during her "Manchester Period" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Orchids
Great Music !
Ken is mates with 2 of the support band Bingo Harry ( pictured)
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
"The Blind Pig" in Sowerby Bridge
A Photo I took of Julie . Plus , here is the pub's website The BLIND PIG
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Hemmingway in Halifax
This is Phil the Ex-Fireman in front of an advertising hoarding in Halifax town centre.
He looks a bit like Ernest Hemmingway.Non?
Phil is my oldest friend. We first met at secondary school in 1963. We went to stay with his family on the Shankhill Road in East Belfast in 1968 and, later, hitched around Ireland ,the same year, meeting Beach Boy Mike Love and spending a morning with him ! True! not bull shitting!
Plus a million other things later (n.b. I am a Grand Parent to his children)
A Sound Gezzer! I Love the bloke.We are Solid.
Anyway.We went in Halifax for our first evening drink in 18 months tonight . Ken & Phil wanted to go in the afternoon , but I'd booked a Sauna/Gym & swim today so it had to be late.
Very dead in Town .Lots of tumbleweed !. Ken bumped into a friend called Julie .... she's the landlady of "The Blind Pig" in Sowerby Bridge . It was her birthday on Thursday ... .[Pictured below on the right.....]
The audio is Eric Clapton .
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Sunday, July 04, 2021
The dog's called Lulu
On Thursday I meet Martin & Ken for a look around Manchester,
3 Saunas: extra Swims & Gyms this past week. So pretty chilled!
Audio is Live at the Calavaras County Fairgrounds, Angel’s Camp, CA; August 23, 1987. Grateful Dead (of course!)
Saturday, June 26, 2021
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐧
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
waiting for news of my prescription........
We went in the Antique Place near Hebden Bridge Surgery
It's the first time I've been in there since the start of Covid.
Lots of new 'Old Stuff'. For example this 18th century Ball & Chain . A snip at £350 .Although why ,& who for , you would buy one..I'm not sure.......
After my "Thyroid" & "Cancer" Adventures at the hospital last week..... ( turned out I'm just fat ! ) today I went to see my Blood Pressure Nurse .
Previously she had thought I *might* need 'to go on tablets' for it. Thankfully my readings today are much better, so I have been spared that. I asked her to translate all my Blood Results, which mostly are very good . No problems regarding diabetis , liver , etc The only dodgy scores were for vitamin deficiencies ( B & D )
.Someone is ringing me tommorrow to sort out a prescription for meds for this. Probably tablets..although she did warn I might need injections ( 6 over two weeks!) But hopefully not that........
Anyway , all in all, good news on the health front . My nurse was especially impressed by my kidneys . She said I had "the kidneys of a 12 year old". Which is good news for me, although maybe not so good for that 12 year old...........?
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Sweating Near The Ghost Hotel
This Friday night was almost like the olden days!
I went swimming in Todmorden and, because the sauna there is still closed, I then drove an extra 7 miles to Burnley Baths for a sweat ( that's the 3rd sauna/Turkish bath in as many weeks)
. Good to see they still have that ' Ghost Hotel' opposite it ...
Manchester UK Free Trade Hall; May 7,1965
I am Still Missing Out On Those Live Gigs
( Cath at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club watching British Sea Power)
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
I am a fat bastard
Just a quick update on my health .
Yesterday morning I went to see the consultant at The Ear Nose & Throat Clinic at Calderdale Royal Hospital , Halifax.
( He was a really nice bloke)
I was half expecting to hear him mutter words like "Thyroid" & "Cancer" .But instead he gave me a clean bill of health, other than saying if I lost a couple of stone , my wobbly -neck should vanish .
Which is a great relief, obviously . 'Seems I am still immortal , for another few days at least....!
Although it might beg a few questions as to why I was there in the first place?
At the end of the examination with the consultant , for want of something else to say , I asked him to translate the blood tests the GP had taken over two weeks ago.
It turns out they showed my thyroids were ok . Had I known this ,I would not have spent all this time worrying and 'imagining the worst' . .
I should really have been having having these conversations with my GP ( who I have neither seen or spoken to, throughout this whole process........)
Saturday, June 05, 2021
My Cancer /Thyroid appointment is now on Monday 14th June at 11 am
I had my blood pressure checked again today (possibility of me going on tablets for this !) Another check in a couple of weeks..hey-hoy!)
Here are some photos from the week...
Phil's Birthday Drinks In Halifax
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