Lord Mayor to RBL Lunch

imageThe Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Underwood came to talk to us at our Annual Luncheon held at the Edgbaston Golf Club – an island of peace in the busy city! She gave a grand tour of her responsibilities, and the visits and visitors she had received. Most notable was the visit of the Laotian delegation, and how we have immense opportunities to be involved in that country now. The Khmer Rouge have left Laos, but there are ominous signs brewing that they, and their politics, are not unwelcome everywhere!

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Walk about at Victoria College

imageWalk about is the local expression for going round the college looking at potential hazards  Рboth electrical, mechanical, and physical. This risk analysis takes in the staff, union, and safety officer. The principal was there too. Interestingly the principal of the Federation is actually an Aussie, and this title has some redolence!

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Piano needed at Woodcock Street.

ZxzzLoaded up the piano to take from the Council House to Woodcock Street. Tuesday evening, and the journey took over 49 minutes – could probably have walked it quicker, but it is very heavy. However was asked why had parked outside the Council House so had to explain the last sentence slowly….

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Diwali

imageHere we have two gentlemen from the crowd to join in the celebrations at Victoria Square. Mayor Andy Street thanked me for attending, but I was invited by these Gentlemen and was happy to appear at the first event of its kind, although there are plenty of areas that already have started the fun. I managed to light and show my Miner’s ¬†Lamp – a relic from my days working underground, expecting that there would be many people bringing their lights to the festival. However I met some of my television friends who insisted on my attempting HIndi. “Mera Diwa He!” And asked for more I made it multi cultural – “Diwali Mubarak!”

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The Cock – Up in Flames!

imageOur brave firemen and women beating the fire at the Cock Inn. A derelict building waiting for development, but why is this the latest to be targeted? We have had the Cadbury Manor House destroyed, and a couple of weeks ago we had the Cadbury Barn fired to destruction. Is there an Arsonist about looking for victims in our Area?We have problems with gangs, but these people are lunatics. They should be caught and given an Indeterminate Sentence as soon as possible.

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Fed Up

imageI was so fed up of apologising to people coming to Birmingham by this misleading sign that I decided to put two pieces of masking tape over the directions. That is because this route will only take people to the Museum and Art Gallery -‘not these places! Sue me if you wish!

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Longbridge Extra Care Village

imageLast week we were at the official opening of the Longbridge Extra Care Village. Mayor Andy Street officiated, and one of the residents, Louise, decided to cut the tape! I was impressed by the facilities, and especially the hobby room. I am taking some of our wooden off-cuts (part of the manufacturing process) to them at the end of the week in case they are of any use in modelling. Should be good for tunnels etc.

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