Manchester Pride 2015

I took a lot of photos of the parade yesterday. I’ve tried to narrow the selection in the gallery down to just a few. After the parade, I headed up to the Northern Quarter again, did some writing and found yet more graffiti. Then I went to see Jeremy Corbyn give a speech. I hid […]

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 7:55 am

The Polish ‘Nazi gold train’ has been found

Officials believe they have found the train said to carry gems and other valuables and urge enthusiasts to let them secure site Source: ‘Nazi gold train’: Poland asks treasure hunters to stop search | World news | The Guardian Elsewhere in Poland, a drought means that previously lost artefacts of the Second World War- including […]

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 10:01 am

Upsetting Puppies for fun and profit

Part 4 of Pickers is published on Saturday, finishing the serial. It’s the crazy action, big fight, obviously inspired by Mad Max 2 and Fury Road finale, and it was rather fun to write. If you’ve been putting off reading it until all four parts were released, then today’s a good day to get started […]

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 5:19 pm

Just your average Saturday in the city

The National Front were in town on Saturday, all ten of them. I went along to get some pictures. Mostly, I needed shots of Police doing crowd control, as reference for a planned book cover, but getting some images of the white shame parade was also a plan. I ended up wandering around for a […]

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 12:32 pm

Got The Horns!

I do like this pub sign I found on a bike ride last week. Can’t remember exactly where it was, though.

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 10:57 am

Clem Attlee

Clem Attlee, by Francis Beckett As the Labour Party is trying to tear itself apart rather than pick a new leader, it seemed like a good time to read up on their greatest Prime Minister*. At times, this book felt like it was a satire on the current state of British politics, dressed up as […]

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 6:24 am

July was the warmest month on record

Next time someone tells you there’s been no ‘global warming’ for some arbitrary number of years, just point them at this. Most of them are too depply buried in their superstitious need to deny to comprehend, but it might get through to one or two. The July average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces […]

Posted by on 21 August 2015 | 4:17 am

Nazi gold!

One of my guilty pleasures is the works of Clive Cussler, full of lost treasures and astounding discoveries. This story could be part of one of his Dirk Pitt novels. Two people in Poland say they may have found a Nazi train rumoured to be full of gold, gems and guns that disappeared at the […]

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 9:36 am

Wandering around the Northern Quarter

A few photos taken on my phone whilst wandering around the Northern Quarter on two different Saturdays.

Posted by on 14 August 2015 | 2:59 pm

If global warming really did pause, the planet just pressed ‘play’ again – The Washington Post

A new study counters recent work and reasserts that there really was a global warming slowdown or “pause.” Source: If global warming really did pause, the planet just pressed ‘play’ again – The Washington Post

Posted by on 14 August 2015 | 12:32 pm