15th Nov 2019
Friday 15th November 2019
A lovely dry morning but getting colder! Brr!
Off to yet another funeral this afternoon. This time to my old friend Jim Dixon. It is at Field Broughton, near Cartmel, a lovely part of the world.
The Farmer's Quiz last night was good fun. Some great Team Names. Some weeks they are rather mediocre and then at other times they are inspired! The Rollover ( £162.50 ) was WON by Bill Little. Again! He was a bit hessitent and his brow was furrowed but he finally gave me an answer, and it proved correct.
I am becoming a bit more fed up with the mud slinging in the run-up to the Election. Some is really angry, quite vicious, and most unbecoming from people who we should be able to regard with respect. What do you think? Send me a response!
14th Nov 2019
THURSDAY 14th November
Very chilly this morning but nice and dry. My heart goes out to those poor folk in Derbyshire which has been devastated by floods. People in Cumbria and indeed, here in Ulverston , have experience of such a dreadful event.
I was out last evening with Derek at the Avanti Capitola where the fantastic Julie Rogerson was playing. She is a magician on that Sax. Loved the music.
Jennifer Snell has delivered a beautiful dress for display in the window ready for Dickensian. And that momentous event is just 9 days away. Fingers crossed for dry weather. Don't mind at all if it is freezing cold, but I do hope it stays dry. An enormous amount of planning goes into the Dickensian from a very enthusiastic team of volunteers and it certinly "puts Ulverston on the map".
13th Nov 2019
TUESDAY 12th November
A gloriously sunny autumn day after the torrential rain last night! I was out at the Newby Bridge Hotel to attend a ceremony and later I enjoyed a truly lovely splendid Dinner with Tony Taylor and about 80 others!. That hotel has improved and improved over the years so many congratulations must go to Jonathan, Margaret and their enthusiastic staff.
On Monday morning a short ceremony was performed in the Market Place by the Royal British Legion and at precisely 11 o'clock the bugler sounded the Last Post and 2 minutes silence was observed. A good crowd assembled and the traffic stopped. A very humbling ceremony.
Ulverston Christmas Tree has arrived and takes pride of place in the Market Square. The Tree is always a gift to the Town from the Ulverston Traders' Association and it will soon be festooned with fabulous lights. The lights will "Switched On" at 4 pm on Saturday 23rd as part of the wonderful two-day Ulverston Christmas Dickensian Festival. Have you got your outfit? Are you coming? Will I see you there?