Archive for the ‘giving’ Category

Having the gift of the gab is rarer than you might suppose:

lifes journey, sometimes refered to as the bumpy road, can be made a lot easier and smoothed-out if you have it and a lot rougher if you don’t!

Although Sir Terry was much liked, the Editor struggled at first to find common ground here: the Eurovision Song Contest and its organizers as headquartered in Vienna which he visited briefly last year – and bumped into on the central station there, managing to crack a joke with the Station Master about golf whilst not personally considering retirement just yet. He thought it was more funny than the Editor did at the time – but we do share a slight sense of dark humour with our Saxon friends, also having a bit more of the Blarney in common. Terry didn’t take things (work, retirement or life) at all too seriously it appeared, including humour itself that is, unlike our foreign German-speaking friends 🙂

The Editor thinks both Terry Wogan and David Bowie read and listened to music and the arts widely (as enthusiastic autodidactic learners rather than structured academically-trained thinkers) and that therefore they were able to experiment more freely with ideas.

Bawler or Boomer?

Terry was certainly a boomer, never a bawler!

Life compared to a Waltz rather than a bumpy road

As he might have said: And now for some some steam music? Why for steam radio of course – to be enjoyed by older boilers like me – and you, and you!

To be followed hastily by; and of course younger boilers like your dear self, Madam!

(In typically self-deprocating manner)

And something for Radio 2 Listeners?

This one’s definitely more for Radio 3 listeners however: –

In some ways, life for Terry could be regarded as a waltz rather than a bumpy road, rather like Johann Strauss’ steam engine where dancers glide and reciprocate in gentle circular motion with each other – rather than clash up against immovable obstacles! Perhaps this is why people liked the elegance of steam engines compared with the rough argy-bargy of engine and carriage-shunting, Diesels, buffers and all the ‘stop-go’ motion involved in marshalling yards!

Round House Turntable – seeing things in the round – good things like music come in round packages

And for a Radio 4 type discussion perhaps..

Waltz piano sheet (and pianola) music from Vienna: the popular music of the time

The Editor claims also to be 1/16th. Irish though, from those Kellys from Cork rather than neighbouring Limerick.

Let us know of your encounters – witticisms, be they informal, remote or otherwise, with Sir Terry!

Terry shared with the Editor a common reluctance for having scripts for what he said live and online, and much of what Terry said was indeed straight from the heart and un-rehearsed, which gave it a spontaneity – and also made him inadvertently a master of understatement.

read on ..

Nick

(contact: nick4182@hotmail.com)

Cottingham Rangers AFC  – spanning the generations

Cottingham Rangers Football Club

Cottingham Day: active younger and older members join forces in the Civic Hall to promote Cottingham Rangers AFC in the Civic Hall on the 4th. July

The club is an FA Charter Standard Community Club supporting 28 teams with ages from 8 through 18

Founded in 1972 following a conversation by two dads Ron Brown and Brian Metcalf discovering their sons schools didn’t have a football team!

Aims to cater for boys from the Cottingham and Skidby areas attending Cottingham High School.

Coaches are trained to FA Level 1

Age and fitness are not a barrier! Walking football is also practiced by older members.

Veterans also play walking football and many are still active since becoming founding members in the ’70s

 

Friends of Cottingham Rangers

How you can help or become involved

Geoff 849538

Dean 840924

Mention Cottingham.tv

 

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Nick

Supply and demand: donating and receiving food

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30 AM

One of the lesser-known and promoted services Cottingham residents provide

It is not easy or straightforward to locate and target help to growing numbers of people in need locally who would really benefit from from these services ..

just being available on a walk-in basis and promoting this vital service anonymously here you may be able to help .. and all are welcome!

We waste much of our food – it can be recycled!

The Zion United Reform Church in Hallgate is very grateful for any donations of the following items:

Milk (UHT or powdered)

Fruit Juice (carton)

Soup

Pasta Sauces

Sponge Puddings (tinned)

Cereals

Rice Pudding (tinned)

Tea bags / Instant coffee

Instant Mashed Potato

Rice/Pasta

Tinned Meat/Fish

Tinned Fruit

Jam

Biscuits or Snack Bars

 

Pass it on – Thank You

 

Promoting Cottingham Food Bank, Cottingham Civic Hall, July 4th

A well-known local artist James Deighton has added his works including land and seascapes for sale to help with running the Cottingham Food Bank. Contact the organizers for further details.

 

Nick

PS Editor’s note: a perishable fresh and or cold food table would not go amiss, but then someone would have to be responsible for disposing of or safely storing of any left-over food at the end of the day ..  your thoughts as comments please to cottingham.tv comments