Suppose you’ve been with your partner for a long time. Your relationship is stable and your overall well being is good. Suddenly, you’re told to sit down “we need to talk”. By the way, whenever a conversation is started like this, prepare yourself as its not going to be a nice one. So you sit … More A View of Perspective
For months we have observed the refurbishment of the shop on High Street, Bollington. We learned through Facebook that it would be a cafe, something I think is a fantastic idea. Since the shop is located in my ward as a town councillor, I, along with Councillor Andrew Langdon, Mayor’s Youth Consort Holly Brockbank and Mayor’s … More The Green, Bollington: Opening Day
I have a long to-do list, so much so I have a “still to-do list”. On that list read “watch Gravity”. I didn’t watch Gravity. It was when I watched the BAFTA’s and witnessed Gravity obtain many awards throughout the night as well as 12 Years a Slave. The number of awards this film won, … More Is Scientific Accuracy Crucial In Cinema?
Last night I helped out at the Town Mayor of Bollington’s Senior Citizens’ Welfare Committee’s Annual Party at the Civic Hall in Bollington and I must say it was one of the best nights I have had. This was the first time I have been involved in something like this and I was blown away by … More Senior Citizens’ Annual Party 2016: A Brief Reflection
It’s been an interesting and busy week on Social Media for the people of Bollington. The Saga of the BayLeaf Development reached a dramatic climax when the application was refused on Tuesday. The people of Bollington demonstrated to Cheshire East Council that they will fight tooth and claw to be heard and will fight with … More What does it mean to be Bollywog and a Bollingtonian and is there a difference?
The debate on whether or not to approve airstrikes over Syria is on my mind. Like many of you, I have read and watched the news, listened to the opinions of our politicians and discussed this issue with friends, family and colleagues. The solutions to the issue appears to be binary with the debate simply falling … More #Don’tBombSyria
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. It’s likely that parent’s receiving their child’s Christmas list will notice that there is no doubt a request for a video game. It’s also likely that it won’t be age appropriate. With stories in the media of children being violent and the age old debate … More Video Games: What Parents Need To Know
My Granddad, I would say is a fairly youthful chap at heart. He’s 70, enjoys his horse racing, taking the dog for a walk, plays for his local crown green bowling team, and generally just enjoying well deserved retirement. Oh, I almost forgot, he also loves to play the Xbox! Despite this unusual hobby for … More Texting is Killing Language: The Evolution of Language
Today in the UK, marks the day of remembrance for all those men and women in our Armed Forces who perished in the line of duty and those lucky enough to survive through their duties. We celebrate their brave efforts and sacrifices on this day to recall the end of hostilities of World War 1 (WW1) on that date … More Freedom and the Importance of Remembrance