Archive for Britain

Manchester, United we stand!

Posted in Books, Kids with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2017 by xi'an

This is the place
In the north-west of England. It’s ace, it’s the best
And the songs that we sing from the stands, from our bands
Set the whole planet shaking.
Our inventions are legends. There’s nowt we can’t make, and so we make brilliant music
We make brilliant bands

We make goals that make souls leap from seats in the stands
And we make things from steel
And we make things from cotton
And we make people laugh, take the mick summat rotten
And we make you at home
And we make you feel welcome and we make summat happen
And we can’t seem to help it
And if you’re looking from history, then yeah we’ve a wealth

But the Manchester way is to make it yourself.
And make us a record, a new number one
And make us a brew while you’re up, love, go on
And make us feel proud that you’re winning the league
And make us sing louder and make us believe that this is the place that has helped shape the world

And so this is the place now with kids of our own. Some are born here, some drawn here, but they all call it home.
And they’ve covered the cobbles, but they’ll never defeat, all the dreamers and schemers who still teem through these streets.
Because this is a place that has been through some hard times: oppressions, recessions, depressions, and dark times.
But we keep fighting back with Greater Manchester spirit. Northern grit, Northern wit, and Greater Manchester’s lyrics.

Tony Walsh

Gregynog #2 [jatp]

Posted in Kids, pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2017 by xi'an

Gregynog [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2017 by xi'an

Powys [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2017 by xi'an

London snapshot [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2017 by xi'an

Britain re-labeled

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures with tags , , on November 20, 2016 by xi'an

snapshot from Warwick [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2016 by xi'an