Saturday, 5 July 2014

June 2014

Summer Solstice comes to Balderton

The scene is set - the table laid with a full variety of food, the BBQ is fired up and the simulated bonfire ready to be lit – weather is ideal and the sun is on high – so on goes the sea food and the spit goes all porky (crackling away) – and the background music goes virtual – wonderful family get together

June 2014

The Eagles have landed

Stardate 180614 – Eagles 2nd night – what expectations

But first a trip around Covent garden – so much to see – so much to do - be inspired – steak pie and string quartet (first class set) followed by some classical singing – very restful – watch the people go by – walk around the theatre area, national portrait gallery - couldn’t resist it – underground from Leicester Square to London bridge and then onto the jubilee line to the O2 – cable cars, boats and planes – no wonder this is the premier venue in the world – and so to the main event – 42 years - the history of the Eagles in 3hrs – but don’t dowt the breath and quality of the evening – harmonies superb – if you get the chance definitely go to see them – the audience as expected were right behind them from the start – it was a fabulous evening – only disappointment was that we were not allowed to use cameras, videos or audio equipment – and then I remembered my roots (another story line) – and so back home.


June 2014

June –Travel
So (well actually I now understand your not supposed to start with so - but hey) so what do you do when you've had a really hard couple of months followed by a BBQ for the 303 - beer, movie or club med - you guessed it - so here I am in Cyprus chilling out - few photos for you to linger over(larnaca and ayia napa and the ancient ruins of Kourion) and the obligutary selfie ( excuse the facial hair, facial expression etc - just look at what is at the back of me - back sometime

May 2014

Host for the 49th anniversary of my apprentice entry


Once an apprentice always an apprentice as friends from the 303 craft apprentice entry of 1965 gather for an informal get together in Historic Newark – on – Trent to celebrate and plan the 50th anniversary next year – THE MOVIE NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION – the music says it all


Intrepid photographers visit Newark Air Museum as final day of 49th Anniversary

Gerry and John remember days at Gutersloh with the Hunters and Archie settles for a retro departure aboard his own personal means of transport, relives that Steve McQueen moment and Teresa supervises the morning tea break - and so we all depart to the four corners of the UK - plans are in place for the 50th after a positive meeting at Zizzis followed by lunch - watch many media outlets as your committee prepare for next year - cheers for now