Churches Closing! Who’s Really to Blame?

XII Apostles, LeighSt Thomas’s, LeighOur Lady, Leigh Regardless of who you are or what your religious persuasion is? Whenever we see a church closing down, or see one all boarded up, there is a tinge of sadness, and we all begin to wonder, how could it of closed? Churches have lots of money? Shouldn’t be…… Continue reading Churches Closing! Who’s Really to Blame?

#bekind

You came naked,You will go naked.You arrived weakYou will leave weak.You came without money and things,You will leave without money and things.Your first bath? Someone washed youYour last bath? Someone will wash you. This is life! So why so much envy, so much malice, so much hate, so much resentment, and so much selfishness? BE…… Continue reading #bekind

Working At New York JFK 2000-2004 (Part 2: Day 1)

My very first experience of JFK was day 1 when I reported to building#69! This is where Hudson General/GlobeGround North America’s main office was at the airport, there HQ was at that time over in Great Neck NY, I arrived prompt and early as I was required to sort out mu airside permits and my…… Continue reading Working At New York JFK 2000-2004 (Part 2: Day 1)

The Faceless Man A Story By James Sargent (Aged 11yrs)

My son James is 11 years old, during lockdown he started writing short stories, creating characters and scenarios in his head. He has had no help from any of us or his teachers, just simply sits down with his laptop and drifts off writing. He really wanted me to share a this teaser from one…… Continue reading The Faceless Man A Story By James Sargent (Aged 11yrs)

The Boy In The Branches A Story By James Sargent (Aged 11 years old)

My 11 year old son James during lockdown, started writing short stories all from his imagination. He received no help with his short pieces just sat quietly and put them together, he wanted me to share a couple of teasers from his stories this one is called “The Boy In The Branches” all in his…… Continue reading The Boy In The Branches A Story By James Sargent (Aged 11 years old)

Has The Pandemic Unwittingly Made Funerals More Personal?

As a Funeral Director working from an extremely busy location, this last 12 months have been incredibly hard, as I can imagine it has for the majority of my colleagues the length and breadth of the country or in fact the globe. We have been largely unrecognized throughout the pandemic, and have seen so many…… Continue reading Has The Pandemic Unwittingly Made Funerals More Personal?

A Stroll Through The Streets Of Manhattan (2001 Spring)

Empire State Building from 5th AvenueW 59th Street from Central ParkPark Avenue looking towards MET life Bldg Who doesn’t want to visit New York City? After all its the city that “never sleeps” immortalized in so many songs and movies, countless books and publications, the line in the Frank Sinatra hit New York New York…… Continue reading A Stroll Through The Streets Of Manhattan (2001 Spring)

When The Bully Wins With Tragic Results.

Bully Verb: bullying (present participle)seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable).”her 11- year-old son has been constantly bullied at school” · “a local man was bullied into helping them”synonyms:persecute · oppress · tyrannize · torment · browbeat · intimidate · cow · coerce · strong-arm · subjugate · domineer · push about…… Continue reading When The Bully Wins With Tragic Results.

Working at New York JFK 2000-2004 (Part 1: Arrival)

My career in aviation has taken many twists and turns as it ran its course, none as exciting and daunting, as my time in New York working at JFK International Airport, between October 2000 and March 2004, now on paper the thought of living and working in New York, would seem like a lottery win,…… Continue reading Working at New York JFK 2000-2004 (Part 1: Arrival)

My Lockdown By James Sargent (11yrs Old)

I am a 11-year-old from Leigh in England, my name is James I want to talk about my feelings, so this is my lockdown in my own words. I have missed out on some things that have been to do with my health. Like, I cannot go to dentist appointments, normally I would go there…… Continue reading My Lockdown By James Sargent (11yrs Old)

The Beast Within Written by Steven Williams (My Uncle) Living With Cancer In His Words!

Steve Williams my uncle born 02nd June 1953, and sadly left us on 14th October 2015, Steve lived his life in Australia after emigrating when he was just a teenager, where he and Lucy lived a very happy life and enjoyed everything life gave them, he sadly left behind his wife Lucy and his two…… Continue reading The Beast Within Written by Steven Williams (My Uncle) Living With Cancer In His Words!