Saturday, February 20, 2016

It Is What It Is And It Ain’t Nothing Else

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I wake up in the sanctury of the back bedroom. No one is up just me awake.

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I read a book on gardening and get out of bed.


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It is cool outside.

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I sit in the front room and await the fact that Alan has announced breakfast will be served soon.

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And when it comes it is like being in a hotel. Wow.

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So very very nice.

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I say I nned my harcut and go for a walk.


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All the flowers are up early this year and they look so good.

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So pretty. They are lucky to live opposite such a nice little area.

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A bit further up the road and I’m here.

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A visit to the barbers shop. We have a right natter, which on this occassion is nice.

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And when I come back out I’m looking oh so sexy.


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I walk past the green area once more and


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take the view in from the opposite direction.


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Once inside I put the new game disc in thatr Zoe has got, Elder Scrolls online. And it wants an update.

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A big update. And at that size back home it would have taken a week to have done. Here though just a few hours.


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I settle with a cup of tea

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and watch George playing Fallout 4

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The day couldn’t be any more relaxing.


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That is until Alan says if we don’t shift it we will miss the train. So we shift it and get the train. and yes this is the train, not some Black Seven film set.


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The great thing about going out with Alan and Zoe is, I never eally know where we are going or going to end up.


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A magnifcant view of the station.


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And a view I recongnise anywhere.

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From there they make me walk miles. They love making walk miles and luckily having walked miles we have a rest break. Here Alan sits with his large portion.


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It is very large and he doesn’t seem to realise it. Now when we ordered it should be noted that on this occassion that they ordered cake and I took the waitress by surprise and


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Ordered soup. And very nice it was too. At this point I wish I could remember what soup it was, as it was an odd flavour, but very nice.


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We were actually in the cafe of the City of Manchester Musseum.


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Where I picked up another leaflet of something I’d liek to see in Birmingham. Not that I know where the Ikon Gallery is, so I looked it up. So here we go, I can’t wait to see Dav Flavin’s “It is What It  Is and it Ain’t Nothing Else”.


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What we saw here was egyptain cats.


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Aparently they loved them. They loved them not as pets, but as offerings to the gods.


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so that proably wasn’t such a good thing for them.


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This guy needed to go to the cafe, I guess though the queue was too long.


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Yeah Peace man and off we went upstairs.

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Where we meet an elephant. I’m pondering if it was an egyptian elephant?


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We get to see more egpyt stuff.


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Its most likely a cat , although to me it looks more like a K9.


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Some nick nacks


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A bed for some long term rest

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and some eygptian comics.

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If I’m honest i was looking for something more. Something i hadn’t already absorbed. And off I dissapeared.


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I headed off to the top quarters.


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more bones, a big fish I think.


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Up stairs we have some varied items. Here we have a stuffed bird and butterfiles.


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And here we have stuffed bird and butterflies.

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And amgonst all this wonderful stuff, I come across the one thing. The one thingI will always remember this visit for. A sunflower. And yes it is an ordinary sunflower!


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But the fact of what sunflowers can do. So for those of you that are expecting aragedion anytime some you had better stock up. I know I have!


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So what is all this about then?

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Go on give me a clue?

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I’m getting the hint, and just oredered more sunflowers online!

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Along with these people.

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I get to see the big fish bones from a different angel.

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Then go for a wee whilst looking out of the window, its wet  out there.

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Which takes me to see the fish. The live ones, not the boney ones.

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and on the next level down I learn why a man mentioned on the top floor cut outr 1000 cranes.

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How beautiful, wonderfully beautiful.

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Cranes and sunflowers. My brain mattering is tingling inside liek never before.


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It has got to be said though, this fish is big.

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Alan calls me, he instantly knows I’m around from the ringtone!

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The spine is an amzing thing.

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All kinds of shapes

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all kinds of thicknesses.

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Pretty dam amazing but why, how and can it be….


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something completly different.

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Eventually we are chucked out. Well I was asked to leave twice, hence the second time they got snooty!


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And it has to be said, we left. Which meant another long long long long walk.


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to here.
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One of Alan and Zoes favourites.


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I choose wisely

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So does Alan.


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and so does Zoe.


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Now that is an interesting fact.


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And that is an intresting idea!


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Having eaten, only means one thing. A walk, a long walk, along walk to The City Of Salford. When we get there, there is a pub.


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A proper pub.


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We talk about sunflowers.


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Of which Zoe did not see in there. She missed out!


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Alan made is walk further after his 10% beer. He didn’t wobble but did take us to an old mill.


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Where we watched a band.


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They were there somewhere.


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And to be honest, the venue helped with the ambience of the music.


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It was awsome, it was totlay KLF.


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In fact they were Schoolhouse.


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Next we get to see a band Alan want to come and see. A guitar band where non of the memeber could actually play guitar as we know it.


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He seemed to be loving it. Internally I think.


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It wa simpressive to watch and the full on music filled the room to dramtic effect.

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the concentration.


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the attention to detail

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the plucking of the strings.

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it was all there.

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You just had to listen to it. Close your eyes.


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not letting the vision, distort what you heard.


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For they were standing right in front of us


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and not on the moon.


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When it ended I opened my eyes and looked up.


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battery wise it wasn’t looking good.


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It was time to leave.

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it was time to take a very long walk in the darkness.


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and at the station Alan and Zoe went off to get some food. I stood still, looked around, listened to the sounds, watched people walk by, but I did not see them waving at me, not at first, but there they were, food in hands and smileing. Then I heard Come on Nack the trians here, without there lips moving in synch. Was Alan right after all?


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And with that all I can say is that something changed, was it the train, was it the number of chill cheese bits in the bag? Was it I was still happy? Was it we would go to the Blossoms before going home? What ever it was I heard it before I saw it.





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