Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 26th February, 2022)
Photo: Edna Halliday (HUAWEI)
It brightens the car park up a bit I suppose, but wouldn't it have been better if they had strung the lights from the top of the tree.
They would have done if it was in London.
A great shot Edna..thank you.
Lovely colourful shot Edna,well done.These sentiments so relevant with all that's going on in Ukraine.
Nice one, Edna.
Nice photo, what is the Christopher Home used for these days ? I did a stint there back in ‘76 as a cadet nurse when it was a mix of eye patients and PPs. Good days
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Ha ha, nice one Mick, Shangri - La London now is it ? Where in London are you going to ?
Nice one Edna. I suppose some folk would think they had forgotten to take the Christmas lights down.
ROY I was waiting for the first London is 'better' comment!
I get it now! The best place in the world is where Mick is! I should have known.
Veronica,,it didn't take long did it. lol.
Roy you have it in one.
Lovely photo of the tree,. As far as our friend Mick is concerned, as the French would say, "plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose"....".the more things change, the more they stay the same", and London will be the next Shangri-La, I'm sure! But I hope he will be as happy in London as my London-born daughter-in-law and my London-born friend are in Wigan! More to the point, what will those unsuspecting Londoners make of Mick?!
Irene, Mick only said the lights could have been strung up better, and I must say I agree with him.
Ooooh La La London! - me I'd prefer the Costalotwolds
I suppose if Mick ever feels homesick for Shevy he could always go and sit by the M25 .
I know that Syd, and I can see his point of view, and yours. It's the "They would have done if it was in London" that I was referring to. He used to say the same things about Shevy. I realise Mick has said it tongue-in-cheek and on purpose, and it made me laugh, to be honest. He knew full well what our reaction would be! We will probably get a lot of "they wouldn't do this in London" comments from him now! I think it's just his humour. And when I said I hope he will be happy I meant it.
Nice picture Edna, Mick, give a rest, will you.
Hey up we will have to rename Mick, two ton Ted from Eddington.
Didn’t Ernie the fastest milk cart in the west come from there.
All them females scantily clad will be running after you Mick.
Nice photo, Edna.
To answer you question Sue. Part of the Christopher is now used as a G. P.
service for people who have less serious illnesses and accidents than those needing A&E attention. I think it's been bred out of the pandemic when people couldn't access their own G. P.
I think Mick may well be leading people down a blind alley with his reference to London. He's not the kind to give too much info out on the net.
On the other hand........
Another P.A.D spoiled with his name plastered everywhere.
I had my tonsils out there in the late fifties.
London is a place I wouldn't like to live in. But, northerners, especially Wiganers, refer to anywhere as being 'in London' if it's within a 40 mile radius of the place. Mick is welcome to it.
Maureen: I’ve not got em.
Alan you are correct in stating, Another P.A.D spoiled with his name plastered everywhere.
When will they ever stop
We live and learn Alan - it's time we stopped falling for it.
John G..well I had them one minute then when I woke up they'd gone.
So Mick has chosen to move away from the Wigan area has he?.....Well fair play to the bloke I say.
I'm informed that he's set to relocate somewhere within the metropolis....allegedly.Well that wouldn't have been my first choice if I'm being honest.....I reckon if you're planning on going south, then do it proper.
Narbonne for instance may well have been a far better option in my view,....or Beziers even.
Still, with regard to leaving Wigan, who can blame the chap.
Let's face facts eh?, this place is an absolute dump. I've heard it said so many times on this site that I've stopped counting, although the majority of people tend not to use the same words to describe the place that I do.
So.....there we have it,....Wigan may well have been a decent place to live in the 50s and 60s, but we've moved on a bit since then, and many people's opinions of Wigan appear to be based on memories of playing in the streets, not locking their front doors, going to Silcock's fair on the market square, and getting Donkey brands off the rag and bone man.
But things have moved on a tad since those days.
O.k., Wigan may still have the edge over Toxteth or Collyhurst,....but then,...so does Beirut.
I do believe that the time to remove the blindfold is long overdue folks. Wigan has been mis-managed and buggered up over many years now, and there doesn't appear to be any let-up on the horizon in my view, sad to relate.
So, many thanks for persevering with this heartfelt diatribe.......
......And all the best Mick..., and good luck down in the smoke mate.
Oh!...and before anyone suggests that I should bugger off and live next to Mick, I'd just like to say that given the wherewithal, I'd be off like the proverbial rat up the proverbial drainpipe.
Only just seen all the comments, been busy today..I was at Wigan Infirmary for a scan, and I walked to the Christopher Home exit,as I was waiting for a lift, I was stood facing the tree, and thought of pad.
PS..Just got an update Elizabeth, on the news in Ukraine.Its heartbreaking to watch.We should be counting our blessings.xx
"When will they stop". When the bragging, boasting and insulting Council house residents stops! Obviously..
The rot set in when the wimmin stopped donkey stonin’ their flags Ozy.
I reckon they loved it moor than ironing t’ weshin’.
Weshin’, ironing’ un donkey stonin’ their doorstep, I wouldn’t like ter guess which they liked best!
Both of you have hit the proverbial nail on the head... I love "weshing" but hate ironing...
Nice picture Edna, Mick, give a rest, will you.
I gave up with ironing years ago Veebs, when it became evident that there were more creases in my clobber after I'd ironed them than there were before I'd started.
I've pretty much given up on " weshin " 'em an all.
My modus operandi these days being to wear my gear until it begins to disintegrate, then chuck it into the AGA..., .....saves a fortune in leccy.
Errr!........Have I mentioned my AGA previously ?.....
Ozy, will there not be some sort of law against burning your decrepit, unwashed undercrackers in the Aga?
The effect on the ozone layer doesn’t bare thinking about, not to mention the effect on your Army Stew bubbling away atop the said Aga!
Would it not be more humane all round to just put them outside the Anderson Shelter and let them crawl away of their own volition to some lonely spot where they could meet a fitting end? After all, that’s what the Indians do in them John Wayne films.
Answered your comment on the Bet Lynch duck Ozy. Drat !
Or he could just go commando Dtease and wear a kilt.. that would save some 'weshing' ... mind you there's the pleats to press....
hanks Edna, you are so right, we have so much to be thankful for. Good luck for your scan., x
Thank you Elizabeth, It's just one of three, I'm falling to bits.