Category Archives: Modern Life

It Is Not The Bishop’s Feet I Can Smell Here, But He Does Have Bad Breath

I would like to drag the reader back to a posting I put on the system on 5th October 2015 entitled “St Bede’s College in Manchester And All That”, where in the second half of that article I complained about Slater and Gordon’s handling of a case involving two old boys of St Bede’s and the way they had been… (more…)

Critical Claptrap

I am all for criticism, keeps one on one’s toes you know but some stuff that gets sent to me is pure balderdash but looks good because the writer seems educated and erudite.  Here for your very eyes are four pages of neatly typed A4 but lacking a signature, which upsets me somewhat as you like to know who you… (more…)

Gallipoli Galloped

Last week I had the doubtful pleasure of taking 20 people to Gallipoli for an eight day tour of the battlefields and a chance to follow in the footsteps of the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers.  I say doubtful because of the awful behaviour of three members of the party which spoiled the pleasure I would have gotten from the trip.… (more…)

Anthony William Martin “Spike” RIP

Well I was here back in Manchester for the second time in a month, the last time was full of joy for my new grandchild but this time was a sad mission.  I was here to attend the Requiem Mass of a truly great and good man.  I had been ferried over from the West of Ireland in a make… (more…)