Archive | 2010

Indecision Causes Indigestion

Our last Lions’ social was a visit to Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market. It’s been some years since Eric and I last visited it and I was surprised at how much it had expanded. The most appealing part to Eric was the masses and masses of food stalls, but what a dilemma, he wanted to try […]

Continue Reading

Remembrance Sunday

My earliest memories of Remembrance Sunday in Castle Bromwich are of standing at the window with Ashleigh as a baby watching the march past our house and listening to the marching band. These days, the march to the church no longer takes place and I wander down to the Green to listen and watch. For […]

Continue Reading

Least We Forget – Photos from a Lions Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

Lions at National Memorial Arboretum, posted with vodpod

Continue Reading

Splat the Rat

There are certain fete ideas that have become so much part of the culture associated with English country fairs and fundraising activities that we take them for granted, but I have to wonder who thought up the idea of splatting a rat as it emerges from a plastic tube and what made them think it […]

Continue Reading

Cricket – “It’s So Very English”

“Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don’t understand it. My friends from the Lions tried to explain it, but I didn’t understand what they were talking about” – Misquote of Jim Jarmusch OK I hold […]

Continue Reading

Pork Scratchings – The New Super Food

I’ve never really fathomed the attraction of Pork Scratchings, but I’m probably alone in that as most Lions at the Sheldon Country Park Fayre seemed very keen to have their share, whilst at the same time bemoaning how bad they were for their health. Perhaps I have some good news for them, pork scratchings have […]

Continue Reading

Fradley Junction

Our social this month was a Sunday morning walk along the canal at Alrewas to Fradley Junction and back. I have to confess to be a solitary walker, so it was somewhat unusal for me to join with a group of people to walk along the canal at Fradley Junction. It was my first visit […]

Continue Reading