Reflections: Hibernating, Twittering and Art

I’ve usually wrote and scheduled my blog by this time.  Where has the day gone?  Trying to do too many things at once makes the day short.  The days are short enough with these long nights.  I wonder what our ancestors made of it?  I just want to hibernate when it gets dark and cold, squirrelsContinue reading “Reflections: Hibernating, Twittering and Art”

The Star Inn: We got Friends, We had Ale, But we need a Toilet Quickly!

What a great meeting it was last night at the Star Inn, Back Hope Street, Salford.  A very good turn out indeed: wall to wall people!  There have been many developments since the locals bought the pub.  As you can see from the picture, the black gloss mock Tudor beams have gone.  There are aContinue reading “The Star Inn: We got Friends, We had Ale, But we need a Toilet Quickly!”

Weird and Wacky Design: Letting the Cat out of the Bag…

Yet more very odd handbags.  This one  reminds me of a book I read once called   ‘101 uses of a dead cat’.  Aw and I love cats too.  You can see why the book sprang to mind though can’t you?  I guess the zip or opening is in the stomach…. oh deary me! Another strangeContinue reading “Weird and Wacky Design: Letting the Cat out of the Bag…”

Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!

  It’s one of my favorite artist’s birthday today.  Artist, printmaker, satirist and Social commentator William Hogarth (b.1697 –  1764 London) was a very prolific artist and highly fashionable in his time.  His series of paintings (also made into prints) called ‘Marriage A La Mode’ read like one of our modern-day soap opera’s and are amongst my favorite paintings.  TheyContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!”

Dream Buildings that are just that – Dreams!

There’s some strange buildings in this world.  Buildings made of salvage, buildings encrusted with shells, buildings that just cheer you up and make you think what great fun it would be to live in. I have always thought that it would be fantastic to live in an Oast House; these are the houses  usuallyseen in Kent andContinue reading “Dream Buildings that are just that – Dreams!”

A sense of Recently

Just a quick one tonight as I’m working: more of a kind of summing up really.  The Star inn project has started, we will need more help, but I think there’s a lot of goodwill around and although it’s only the first day, they have accomplished quite a bit. I’m a Twitterer now!  Again, it’s earlyContinue reading “A sense of Recently”

The Star Inn: Resurgence!

The weather may have been windy, wild and blustering: the rain pelting down, but what an exciting day it was for The Star Inn!  Today another door opened on a new  exciting chapter in the pubs history!  They thought it was all over – but it wasn’t!  In truth, it’s only just starting!   The people enteredContinue reading “The Star Inn: Resurgence!”