Friday, May 29, 2009

Day off

I handed in my last assignment for my teaching qualification yesterday and today Matthew and I had a day out. We first went out to Ormskirk to get his hair cut. Here are some pictures from my new phone.

Matthew playing in the park

This is the view to Orsmkirk church which has a spire and a tower (weird)

It's the cup final tomorrow, but I saw Joe Royle go into a local craft shop. (He is now the manager at Oldham FC) Sadly no picture.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I think its really cool that pensioners are embracing the age of technology. Heather reviews articles that her dad writes for the church news letter. And so:

He wrote the original article in Microsoft Word on his PC at home.
He printed it out
He was unable to save the document on his PC
So he scanned the document back into the computer and saved it onto his USB drive
He gave the USB drive to Heather
Heather copied the file onto her USB drive and took it home
When Heather got the file home it was saved as a Jpeg picture
And drove to Southport to retype the document out from the picture supplied

Can anyone do better?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dullest blog

Heather found this blog. Well worth a read.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


It seems that Heather and I have a new pass time. We trawl the charity shops in Ormskirk for bargains. We have many charity shops to go to, at least 10. I look at the books whilst Heather does coats and dresses, I bought enough books to replenish their stocks. Heather has saved a fortune on nearly new clothes.

Of course Matthew follows us round complaining all the way.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I dont often watch CSI, but I am watching CSI New York (the one with Gary Sinise). I have noticed how everyone dies in a weird and interesting way always leaving cryptic clues. This show has Blow fish and a DJ related murder. But I suppose it would be a boring show if everyone that week died from not waking up or some sort of heart complaint.

Monday, February 23, 2009


We have been in a friends cottage in the Lake District for the weekend. We had a very lovely time. And its only 90 minutes away.

This is Holker Hall, Matt and I went into a Motor Museum there.
Not sure what animal this is (or what it's doing)

Lake Windermere

Matt and Heather outside the cottage. (Thanks L&M)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Family Elliott at leisure

This is what happens in our house when we are all tired and need to relax. Al is on ebay (aspirational, although he now has a job), Heath is doing facebook (selling out/sorting her dad out), Kev is doing proper blogging.

It took a few goes to get the picture right.Sorry about the picture Heath.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sally Army Post

At the end of last year I "stepped down" (???) as bandmaster after ten years (I think). So I have got my old cornet out and started to practice a bit (So I don't embarrass myself too much). As soon as I have started playing it has started to fall apart and so has gone for repair.

Hope it comes back OK. And less bent

Lessons in the obvious

Today Al (my son) has discovered all sorts of new things:

Knifes are sharp (he has cut himself twice today at work in a kitchen)

Ovens are hot (he has burnt himself in aforementioned kitchen)

To add to this, on the news today, kebabs are fattening. He wanted to stop on they way home and buy one, but we didn't.