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Judith Tyley & William (Bill) McBain on New Year's Eve 2012

New Year's Eve - party, party, party - celebrating with friends the Eve of 2013 and indeed into 2013!!! At my sister Belinda's, More photos here

Archie James Bevan on his 3rd birthday 31/12/12

Helping my great-nephew Archie James Bevan celebrate his 3rd birthday. It's my annual eating of ice-cream & jelly .. I forget what a lovely taste it is!!! More photos here

William McBain @ Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest - walking off the Christmas pudding on 28th December 2012! More photos here

William / Bill McBain @ Boxing Day 2012

Boxing Day - mum, Belinda & me at my sister Bev's for lunch, tea, games and watching Archie in full flow! More photos here

William / Bill McBain, belinda McBain & Nicki Bainbridge watching the Queen's Speech in 3D @ Christmas Day 2012

Christmas Day - first at my brother's to see his family and my mum .. and then to Belinda's for lunch yum! And watching the Queen's Speech broadcast for the first time in 3D. More photos here

Bill McBain and the McBain and Bevan families on Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve - carol singing at Barnett Hill Garden Centre in the morning & then the Family gathered at Belinda's for the exchange of presents. More photos here

Popping in to see Cal' second art exhibition on Saturday 22nd December - this one in Dudley. We were treated to live music too. More photos here

On Friday 21st December I went to a superb concert of 'Christmas Music by Candlelight' given by the renowned Ex Cathedra choir @ St Paul’s Church, Birmingham city centre - yet another springboard into the Christmas festivities ..


Walking over Kinver on Thursday 20th December and I bumped in to Santa and his crowd. A Nice festive walk it turnout to be!!


St Thomas's Church in StourbridgeFestival of Nine Lessons & Carols at St Thomas's in Stourbridge on Sunday evening 16th December - I took this YouTube video .. sadly the Choir's singing is somewhat diluted by the congregation in this 58 second clip but we were invited to join in!! The church was totally candle-lit which played havoc with my camera's light settings as you'll see ... view it here


walking the woodland over Kinver Edge - thinking it would protect us from the heavy rain .. it didn't!! More photos here


Bill McBainMeeting up for a pre-Christmas lunch at Joys & Lynton's on Monday 10th December. Yum .. !!


At church on the evening of Sunday 9th December some of the members of Halesowen Choral Society came to sing festive music during our Advent service. And good they were too ..


Our last event of the year on Saturday 8th December with our Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity, a super night of carols & festive music and where our great young people's choir 'Pure Harmony' added to the evening with their own unique style ..


Swans and a dredger on Netherton canal .. !! Seen here Thursday 6th December. More photos here


From the football this afternoon, 1st December, I left, seamlessly, within 50 minutes of getting home to go hear the local choir ‘Colla Voce’ sing Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church. It was a superb performance – how eclectic am I? - and a good (traditional) start to Christmas! Advent starts tomorrow.


At the Hawthorns Saturday 1st December for the WBA v Stoke City game. Not the result I wanted!!


Walking from Droitwich towards Worcester @ 8.73 miles (I have an iPhone app for that!!) but on the flat. A cold but sunny autumnal day ... 29th November 2012. ore photos here


Yes, I KNOW I’m living in la-la-land if I think we can keep this going but for now I’ll settle for the fact Albion is 3rd in the table .. my cup runneth over .. best position for this time of the season for 59 years (Saturday 24th November 12)


walking through  very wet Wyre Forest and the mud-churned Dowles Brook there - 22nd November. More photos here


A rather poor copy of an item taken of the Mayor of Sandwell's blog about his coming to VIH's Festival of Remembrance on 10th November.


popping in to see my niece Amie on her 22nd birthday - Sunday 18th November. More photos here


William / Bill McBain at West Bromwich Albion 17th November 2012beating the European Champions Chelsea by 2 goals to 1 @ the Hawthorns today 17th November was no mean feat!!. So tense were the last 10 minutes that even I burst into song - and considering I went with Stephen, my Choir's MD, that was one brave move. More photos here


A pair of cormorants at Sandwell Valley Park - 16th November 2012.


at the annual Festival of Remembrance with our Choir and the Salvation Army band held on Saturday 10th November where - the RBL, local youth groups, the Mayor, local civic dignitaries and local Member of Parliament attended. See more photos here


A lovely Autumnal day, Thursday 8th November, where we walked over Kinver Edge before making our way to Kinver for a well deserved cup of tea and a sausage sandwich!! See more photos here


On Friday 2nd November I went to the wedding of my Godson Adam Weston to Jen Connor, followed by their reception at the Four Stones @ Clent. See more photos here


I've been QR'd ... !!


I was a talk Thursday 25th October on ‘Cradley before Anglo-Saxon Times’ that featured small finds that have been made in Cradley from the Stone Age to Romano-British times. Interesting to think that circa 8000 bc nomadic Mesolithic communities camped on our hills (oh how intelligent that last sentence makes me sound!!).. More photos here


As if we needed proof that autumn is definitely here .. photos taken while walking through Haden Hill Park today, 25th October, on a carpet of leaves. More photos here


William / Bill McBainNow, that's what I call fish & chips!! Lunch Wednesday 24th October 2012 at the Station Inn @ Hagley with Joy & Lynton Weston.


portrait of Paul Bond @ HalesowenI went to meet up for a coffee with Paul Bond, my former boss & now friend, and his wife Margaret at their home on Friday 19th October. A good chat come gossip was had. He showed me this painting which a friend of his had done of him.


Taken off BBC Midlands 8th October, the photo shows the Baggies had 11 different nationalities in our Team’s line-up for Saturday’s game v QPR .. and the win means it’s been our best start since 1919 .. we’re rockin’ & rollin’ ..


At the Hawthorns today for a game v QPR. A good 3 points but my life we made hard work of it. My heart seems stronger, though, thanks to its workout!!



Almost famous! While finishing off our Birmingham-Worcester canal walk 4th October (walking the last segment from Droitwich to Worcester) in the middle of nowhere we stumbled across news teams from the BBC & ITV interviewing on the tow-path members of the Environment Agency about the recently discovered shrimps from Eastern Europe which are destroying the indigenous ecology of the rivers!! You may have seen the reports that did appear on TV. Oh, and we walked a total of 12.06 miles [accuracy courtesy of my iPhone walking app!!!] way more than our norm. Exhausted is an understatement!. See more photos taken here



Cal (the boyfriend of a daughter of friends of mine - oh do keep up!!) held his first paintings' exhibition in Dudley on Friday evening, 28/09/12. It was good to go & support the event. The food (courtesy of Judith & George) was good too. See the photos taken here



walking with my neighbour Terry through Nimmins Wood on Thursday 27th September .. ending up at its cafe, one of our favourite places for a door-stop style sausage sandwich!! Calories galore. See the photos taken here



A 5-day break in Amsterdam with Joy & Lynton and Lynne & Ian, staying in an apartment @ Keizersgracht within the city's Canal Ring. Like most of the old buildings alongside the canals it was quite narrow - my bedroom was on the top .. 88 steps up!! The bonus for me was the roof terrace at the rear was outside my bedroom, affording superb views of the city. See the photos taken here



Bill / William McBain over Walton Hill 6 Sept 2012Walking over the Clent & Walton Hills on Thursday 6th September to maximize this lovely sunny & warm weather we're currently having. More please!!


my mother's 90th birthday - celebrating first at her church, Short Cross Methodist, and then on to a family & friends party held at Barrie & Jane's. Sunday 26th August 2012. More photos here


a day out with Judith & George, first to the lovely town of Marlow, on the Thames, and then on to the Odney Club @ Maidenhed for the bulk of the day where in glorious warm sunshine we drank Pimms, slept, walked and explored. A good day out. More photos here


William / Bill McBain at the Millennium Stadium 4th August 2012I went with Belinda, Shirley & Paul to watch Team GB play South Korea in the men's Olympic football at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. My first time at that stadium and it being an Olympic was quite unlike any 'normal' football game. We lost on penalties, but hey we always seem to!! A late night back @ 2,30am but a good time out!! My third and final Olympics event. More photos here


Bill / William tromans McBain at the Olympics Park 2nd August 2012My second time out this week to go to an Olympic event, this time going to the Olympics Park with my sisters Bev & Belinda and meeting my nephew Ali when we got to London. It was a great day out and luckily the sun shone most of the day enabling us to sit out with hundreds more watching live action on the big screens! We saw  two Team GB gain two gold medals - the crowd made it a really exciting day. More photos here


to Stratford upon Avon canal walk  then . More photos here


to Olympic Rowing . More photos here


in Torquay . More photos here


Wooton Wawen churchTaking the train to Lapworth then walking following the Birmingham/Stratford canal to Wootton Wawen (a superb little village which has the dual honour of being mentioned both in the Doomsday Book and Yes Minister!!) where we caught the train home .. Thursday 19th July. More photos here


I went with friends to see the musical Footloose Tuesday 17th July @ Halesowen College. Excellent production .. good local talent in our midst


rev paul & mary donnisonphoto of Rev Paul & Mary Donnison @ Short Cross Methodist on Sunday morning 15th July - it was Paul's last service there before he moves away to take up his new appointment in Wales. They'll both be missed ..


Dead chuffed tonight, 12th July 2012, to be given this Boys’ Brigade badge [issued nationally to all members] to recognise the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, while at 1st Lye Company’s annual Awards Night


I took these during the Queen’s visit to Birmingham as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK - Thursday 12th July 2012. See photos here If only Snow Hill station was always that clean!!


Abigail Sian Bevan with William / Bill McBain 5th July 12My niece Abigail Sian Bevan got married on Thursday 5th July at Windsor Methodist Church. It was my privilege to escort her down the aisle. See photos here


It was my auntie May’s funeral today, 2nd June, and she may have been 102 years old but it was nonetheless a sad occasion and upsetting for my mum as she watched the last of her 4 sisters buried. The photo shows mum with her 4 sisters though not sure about the date of it.


Nicki BainbridgeSo after the Olympics relay, it was time to celebrate my sister Belinda's birthday!! So we gathered at hers on the night .. se a few more photos here


The Olympic torch relay run came to Dudley on Saturday 30th June 2012 - a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to see it. A great atmosphere ..
 more photos here


william / bill mcbain @ Llandanwg beachThe staying with friends at Llandanwg, North Wales from 26th - 29th June 2012. I went by train which a most scenic coastal run as you approached Barmouth. The weather was wet but we did see the sun - a bit!! You can see more photos here


Belinda & William / Bill McBain prepare for the Euro 2012 gameSo near .. yet so far!! Watching the England v Italy Euro 2012 quarter final - 24th June 12. See other photos here


Gladys May Walker on her 102nd birthday 19th february 2012the sad news today that my auntie May died this afternoon 21st June at the grand old age age of 102. It was good that her remaining family, Stevie her granddaughter and Tarra her great granddaughter, we with her. She was a lovely lady - this leave my mother as the matriarch of the family.


Walking over Kingsford Forest Park & Kinver Edge 21st June taking these rather poor images taken on my mobile .. but when is summer coming!! - other photos here


William / Bill McBain at an England football party 19th June 2012Watching England play Ukraine on Sunday 17th June at Belinda's .. thankfully we were celebrating with one another not commiserating!!


Singing with Voices in Harmony choir today as part of Dudley’s ‘Songs of Praise’ @ Baggeridge Country Park. It was wet, cold & miserable but a good noise was made to the brave folk who ventured out 17th June 2012 - other photos here


a gentle stroll for a couple of hours through the 'countryside' of Netherton [it is actually quite surprising the amount of greenery and fields alongside much of the canal] on Thursday 14th June 2012. Just one more photo here


I came of age today in the twitter world .. I had my first 're-tweet' which considering the nonsense & gibberish i generate is, for me, quite an achievement!!


Getting soaked through to the skin during a 2 hour walk over Kinver Edge today, 7th June, thanks to relentless heavy rain .. the trees offered no protection!! More photos here


Overend Methodist Mission's Jubilee 'Big Tea Party' was held on Tuesday 5th June - sensibly held indoors in view of the poor weather!! Games, quizzes, food and a sing-a-long ensued!! 'twas good. More photos here


A good day yesterday in London for the Jubilee river pageant – pity the weather didn’t behave as well as the crowd who were amazing (not quite sure why I was surprised at the spread of ages & ethnicities of everyone near me who were enthusiastically joining in, but I was) and we had a group of people who belonged to a choir near us who kept us entertained throughout. A lovely [but damp!!] atmosphere. I was near Vauxhall Bridge just down from the MI6 building – shhh I didn’t tell you that! More photos here


At a Jubilee event today where Pure Harmony, the Juniors’ choir that I sing in, were performing a couple of times. An excellent start to the long Jubilee weekend! To see a YouTube video of PH singing the Jubilee Song click here See more photos here


Short Cross methodist church prepares for the Diamond JubileePicking up my mum this afternoon [30/05/12] from Short Cross Methodist church, the folk there were starting to decorate the church for their Jubilee service this coming Sunday


Over Clent Hills on Sunday 27th May with mum, Bev & Archie to remember my sister Barbara at the start of the week that sees the anniversary of her untimely death and what would have been her birthday – it is on these hills her ashes were scattered. More photos here


In all this heat, it was good to be able to sit outside for a meal - on Saturday 26th May I met my former boss Paul together with Ian & Nando for a meal. We meet up every six months or so. Good to catch up on the gossip with a laugh in-between!!  More photos here


Even Birmingham City centre looks good when the sun shines and the temperatures rise! Seen here on Friday 25th May. The new library, still under construction, is looking good. And how good 'for the working folk' to be sitting out in the sun at lunchtime! More photos here


A swelteringly hot day, so how typical it was the day we had planned to do an 11 mile walk in the depths of Warwickshire [my GPS app clocked it at 10.82 miles but who's counting!!] but when the heat is coupled with the wrong boots and the consequent blisters it was a long, long walk indeed. Not helped by the fact that when we finally staggered to the rail station [in the middle of nowhere!!] to come home the trains were only every hour - a 40 minute wait ensured!! Was I glad to step into a cool shower when I got home!! More photos here


An excellent evening of music @ the Lena Wood Memorial Concert held at St Thomas  church in Stourbridge on Saturday 19th May. Home-grown talent indeed .. this YouTube video [click here]  is just a few snippets of the Fest we had but hopefully a good reminder of the evening - with apologies to the soloist whose head I’ve hidden with my finger!!


Walking over a Clent & Walton Hills on Thursday 17th May. More photos here


People who had previously failed in their bid to secure Olympics tickets had from 1100 Thursday 17th May to try again in a first come first served online sale, before the remaining tickets go on general release on 23/5. I have, at last, Olympics tickets .. or perhaps that should be Olympics-Lite!! Having seen the ‘available’ list of tickets included the closing ceremony I thought I’d give it a go .. sa...dly the only ones left were £2.5k each!! So next choice was basketball – my one and only ever basketball game was when I took my nephew to the NEC some 13+ years ago – which were available at a more reasonable £45. Having pressed the ‘buy’ button I was then put in a queue for 15 minutes after which the screen told me “no longer available.” After 2 more similarly abortive attempts for diving and volleyball I managed to get tickets for entrance to the Olympic Park which allow spectators to wonder around the grounds, soak up the atmosphere & watch the action on big screens but sadly not to enter venues. Better than nothing I suppose .. and on the plus side they’re only £10 .. !!


Elsie Harvey  (McBain)No, my mum hasn't taken up a new job as a DJ, but rather having her hearing test @ Brierley Hill's Audiology Department this afternoon .. 15th May 2012 !!


Walking over a wind-swept Kinver Edge on Thursday 10th May, with my neighbour Terry. More photos here


In London for the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday 9th May - thanks to a £8.60 return rail journey!! More photos here


Walking part of the National Cycle Route 45, the Mercian Way, in the Wyre Forest on Thursday 3rd May 2012. The path is so named because it passes through what was once the ancient Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia. To reflect its name a number of waymarkers depicting Saxon warriors were commissioned and have been placed along the route. More photos here


A few days away staying with friends, and which included my birthday on 24th. A meal at my house on Sunday 22nd; a day out at Stratford upon Avon & tour round the newly rebuilt Shakespeare Theatre on 23rd (his birthday!!} witnessing a rather horrific road accident where a car crashed into a coffee house. A walk & a meal out on my birthday 24th climaxing with a superb performance of Mrs Brown's Boys at Wolverhampton Civic Centre.  More photos here


My weekly walk on Thursday 19th April - by train to the Edgbaston reservoir and then walking along the [long abandoned] single rail track from there to Harborne. The railway was originally opened in 1874 and closed to passenger traffic in 1934.  More photos here


A bitter-sweet and fleeting visit to Scotland 13th & 14th April for the funeral of this family’s adopted auntie, Margaret McMillan. The service was a lovely & fitting tribute to her. A big thank you to cousins Morag & Bruce for their kind hospitality in putting me, Bev & Belinda up at such short notice.  More photos here


For Easter Sunday I went to Short Cross Methodist church for their morning service followed by a fleeting visit to my brother Barrie's to pick up Katie who joining me, mum & Belinda - we were off to lunch at Bev's . She had staying with her my nephew Ali and his girlfriend Tig, Abigail and Amie and her boyfriend Tom; not forgetting my great-nephew Archie, of course. We were also joined for lunch by my niece Jodie who was introducing to the family her fiancé Simon [he recently proposed to her while on holiday in St Lucia - as you do!!!]. More photos here


I went to the Hawthorns on 7th April for the home game against Blackburn Rovers - we beat them 3-0. A good day indeed .. perhaps a day to buy a lottery ticket!!  :)


This time last week I was having to put suntan lotion on while out walking for a few hours! What a difference a week makes. Today [5th April] is so cold, wet & windy. i preferred last week!!


On Wednesday evening 4th April I went to hear a local choir Colla Voce sing Stainer's Crucifixion at Christ Church - it was good to sit and listen to it this time and not help sing it.


Daphne Darlington & William / Bill McBain @ St Thomas's in Stourbridge I went with Judith & Peter to form part of a Choir singing Steiner's Crucifixion at St Thomas's church in Stourbridge - Sunday 1st April 2012. While there I bumped into Daphne with whom I used to work.


William / Bill McBain 29th March 2012Walking from the Waterfront at Merryhill towards the Stewpony on a gloriously sunny & warm Thursday, 29th March. I had to put suntan lotion on for the first time this year. let's hope it's the harbinger of a great summer!! More photos here


I went to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 23rd March because as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 10 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection are being exhibited in five galleries across the UK. The Birmingham exhibition ends this Sunday 25/3 so it was my last gasp chance to see them. I'm not an artist but even by my amateur eye they were superb! More photos can be seen here


This photo was taken today, 23rd March, by friends Judith & George while travelling to London and emailed to me .. the Scottish saltire .. long to remain part of the UK!!!


William McBain & Terry Curzon over Walton HillWith my walking partner, Terry Curzon, we walked over both the Clent & Walton Hills on a glorious morning - Thursday 22nd March. Seen here at the trig point on Walton


Archie James Bevan in his WBA stripOh bless him, my great-nephew Archie in the colours of the true faith .. a Baggies fan in the making!! Birthday & Christmas presents assured .. !!


Bill McBain, Beverly Bevan, Barrie & Jane McBain, Beth McBain, Katie McBain, Belinda McBain, Amie Bevan on Mothering Sunday 18 March 2012With mum and the family on Mothering Sunday 18th March. First at church, then all out for a meal and then back to mum's. See more photographs here


I took this video clip off my TV .. what a fab rendition of the Welsh anthem Land of My Fathers / Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ... and beating the French is just a bonus!! Well done Wales on your 2012 Grand Slam. To see my YouTube clip see here


I had an excellent four days break with Joy & Lynton and Lynne & Ian. We stayed at the Guyers House Hotel in Wiltshire and where we visited many local Nation Trust properties, including Lacock Abbey [where the latest Harry Potter film was made], the village of Avechurch [where the opening sequences of War Horse was filmed] and also Castle Combe [where the BBC's To the Manor Reborn was filmed]. See my photographs here


I am a very happy guy today, Saturday 3rd March 2012 - the Baggies beat Chelsea by 1 goal to nil - that's three wins on the trot; 9 points and a + 9 goals difference achieved. Happy, happy indeed!!


I saw this wonderful sunset, not on a sun-kissed Caribbean beach but on Tesco Extra's car park at Cradley Heath on Friday 2nd March. Nonetheless a lovely sunset.


This was parked near my house this afternoon 2nd March .. I remembered Genesis and how ‘God saw the wickedness of man and was grieved by his creation, resolving to send a great flood to cleanse the Earth’ .. I do hope the cleansing isn’t anytime soon; and the fact it had parked near me wasn’t indicative of any particular wickedness!!


William (Bill) McBainWalking over Wazeley Park Friday 2nd March, in glorious sunshine. Why the brolly? Well, do you believe the weather forecast??


I met up in Birmingham with Graham Handley and Paul Bond on Monday 27th February - the photo shows the logo from Graham's MBE tie. An anachronistic comment of course, but it still sounds good to me .. More photos here


Adrian SangerWe helped Adrian Sanger celebrate his 55th birthday on Saturday 25th February. A good evening of good food, wine & friends! More photos here


Bethany McBain on her 17th birthdayIt was Bethany's 17th birthday on the afternoon of Saturday 25th February and as usual Barrie & Jane put on put on a good spread and a good family time was had. See more photos here


I had an email offering me this number plate at a cost of £7250 - I like the thought of having 'wi11yum' on my car, so if anyone wants to buy it for me I'd be eternally thankful .. !!


Gladys May Walker on her 102nd birthday 19th february 2012My auntie, Gladys May Walker, celebrated her 102nd birthday on 19th February 2012 at the home where she now lives. The family turned up - and hopefully we helped her celebrate in style! More photos here


Oh how my cup runneth over - the Baggies beat the Wolves by 5 goals to 1 today, Sunday 12h February, Any addition comment would be superfluous.


William / Bill McBain & Terry Curzon 9th February 2012Walking in the Wyre Forest on Thursday 9th February, an ice-ridden & snow placed area!! It was cold. More photos here


"the King is dead; long live the Queen" - 6th February 1952. Celebrating the Queen's 60 years on the throne.


A bitterly cold last few days, me thinks (oh how I miss the sun & heat!!). This photo shows the scene from my front door on Saturday 4th February after our first day of snow.


Out walking on Thursday 2nd February, walking from the Galton Bridge along the canal towards Wolverhampton. My newly purchased app for my iPhone (Outdoors GB) showed we walked in total 11.63 miles at an average speed of 3.1 mph .. on a bitterly cold day. More photos here


A good, long day out in London on Thursday 26th January, primarily to visit the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition at the National Gallery (its websites says "the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held. This unprecedented exhibition – the first of its kind anywhere in the world – brings together sensational international loans never before seen in the UK."  I also did the usual 'touristy' bits and ended up for over an hour in the Commons, listening to a debate of the Strategic Defence Review [my sort of topic!!] but had to leave early evening to catch my train. More photos here


For members of the SNP intent on breaking up the UK I would, on Burns Night today [25th January] repeat here his poem 'The Dumfries Volunteers':

"O let us not, like snarling curs,
In wrangling be divided,
Till, slap! come in an unco loun,
And wi’ a rung decide it!
Be Britain still to Britain true,
Amang ourselves united;
For never but by British hands
Shall British wrangs be righted



A lucky escape for my niece Amie, her boyfriend Tom & my great-nephew Archie [aged 2] last Saturday, 21st January, when, at no fault of Tom as driver, his car was involved in a bad accident causing it to roll over 4 times, ending up on its roof. Luckily all were properly strapped in and escaped serious injury – though Tom did break his wrist!! The only window not shattered was that next to Archie’s seat so he was protected from flying glass. As you can see, the roof did cave in over the driver’s seat but luckily Tom had been thrown sideways … other photos here

In this YouTube video, I'm singing with Voices in Harmony choir @ a Festival of Remembrance last November - and just perchance you don't recognise me when 'scrubbed up' I'm 5th from the left :)  See the video clip here 

  We started our walk in sunshine and 30 minutes later we were sheltering from this blistering rain .. at least it did eventually stop so we could continue walking around Kinver - Thursday 19th January 2012. More photos here
  WBA v Norwich @ Hawthorns on 14th January 2012 - William (Bill) McBain & Stephen BradleyI went with Stephen Bradley to watch the 3pm kick off of my beloved WBA v Norwich at the Hawthorns on Saturday 14th January 2012. A good game with the baggies having the vast majority of play - sadly Norwich beat us 1-2 .. they seemed to have only three attempts at goal and scored on two of them!! Our goal came from a penalty which I took on my mobile and it can be seen on YouTube here
  It was ‘sore feet day’ for me today, 12th January, walking for just over 4 hours, which is a bit longer than the norm!! We walked from home to Saltwells Park, Netherton canal, merry Hill's Waterfront and back home via Lye & Windmill Hill. More photos here
  Katie McBain on her 24th birthday at my niece Katie's - to celebrate her 24th birthday .. 5th January. More photos here
  How windy has the last few days been? Walking over Kinver Edge Thursday 5th January 2012. More photos here



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