Monthly Archives: June 2006

The green green grass of Holmes

We have a lawn again – woohoo!   The turf arrived from Southport at lunchtime today.  Catriona cancelled an evening out at the pub with the girls to help lay it out in a steady drizzle because she wanted to share in the … Continue reading

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National Bike Week – Irk & Medlock Valleys

I forgot to mention that 17 – 25th of June is National Bike Week so all blogs this week will be bike related:   After yesterday’s discussions with Mark Stevenson of Manchester City Council I rode out to the Medlock … Continue reading

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National Bke Week – Manchester Bike Fair

On Saturday we popped into Manchester to a bike fair in St. Anns Square where there were a good number of 2 wheeled attractions.  We marvelled at the skill of the stunt bike riders who climbed up impossibly high structures … Continue reading

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More progress in the back garden

Phase 2a and 2b now completed, see pictures and the end is in sight to the lawn laying.  Since the hot weather has passed and the soil has had a bit of rain fall on it we now just need … Continue reading

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Rochdale Canal

A few months ago I tried to cycle the towpath along the Rochdale Canal from Great Ancoats Street to a stretch I had already explored around Hopwood.  However, I was diverted off the towpath due to repair work to a breached … Continue reading

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Progress in the garden

Phase 2a of our garden reconstruction is now complete.  It’s amazing how many half bricks you can find lurking a few inches below ground level.  The weekend looks to be a scorcher so the turf will not be going down … Continue reading

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Busy weekend

Maria stayed with her Grandma & Grandpa in Hornby whilst we enjoyed our 3rd night out in just over a week.  This time we were celebrating Clare & Steve wedding over at Accrington.  On Sunday morning Maria had an invite of … Continue reading

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