Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Friday 11 March 2022

Friday = Isabella Day (5)

   "The wheels on the bus go round and round. Round and round, round and round. All day long."

Running up and down a hill, in Walton Park

Freedom at last! Where's Wally Isabella?

Full of beans today, and fresh bread, fish fingers, melon, banana and yogurt

'Walking in Lancashire' - Mark Sutcliffe

I noticed the publication of this book last year, and was reminded of it through a couple of BC's recent postings - here and here. (And probably more by the time this posting is published.)

Anyway, BC's efforts triggered the purchase of the book. It's in the same format as the 'Snowdonia' books that we've so much enjoyed using during our recent visits to Porthmadog. And .gpx files for all the routes were downloaded to my Anquet mapping software in about five minutes, so they are now all on my phone.

This coincides with my demands from Jen regarding her Cheshire walks books having been met, and me visiting Lancashire a lot at present as I am part of my daughter's extensive support team whilst she spends a few months getting rid of a nasty lump on a tonsil by way of chemoradiotherapy. She lives in Bacup and needs 30 visits to Preston hospital over a six week period - we are currently in week 2. This means I've abandoned my regular walks programme for the first time since 1972, but I'm looking forward to doing some of these Lancashire walks at short notice when I get a chance, and Kate may even be fit enough to join me at some point during her recuperation, before she returns to work. For the moment, journeys to Preston, cooking, housework, dog walking and childcare, jobs shared with a number of others - Kate has lots of good friends and neighbours, take priority, but we are able to continue to enjoy the pleasure of looking after granddaughter Isabella on Fridays.

Meanwhile, I've been busy digitising a diary from 2004 that will soon be published here....

Wednesday 9 March 2022

A Postcard

                              5 March 2022 - Wythenshawe parkrun number 463

6 March 2022 - De Quincey park, always a pleasure

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Monday 7 March 2022 - The Dixie Beats at Eagley Jazz Club

Sue insisted that I report on last night's gig, despite my taking no photos. The picture above was taken on 2 March 2020, shortly before Covid struck, on which gig I reported here.

Anyway, the same line up continues to perform, and judging by last night's effort they are loving it.

This really was an excellent night out with some talented musicians - a bargain at £8 a head for members, and cheap beer to boot.

Efforts are being made to better publicise Jazz in the North West. There's an extensive website here - that contains masses of information - over 700 pages of it! Whilst for historical reasons we go to Eagley, in Bolton, Didsbury Jazz Club is closer. We should go to some of their Thursday evening offerings. We could do worse than follow the Dixie Beats in that direction on 24 March...

Monday 7 March 2022

Sunday 6 March 2022 - Burnley Junior parkrun

Here's one for Dot - Jacob and Seb leading the way in their 2km Sunday morning dash, with Jessica not far behind. Results are here.