Come and join us at Rhyme Time. Every Monday morning 10am onwards. Rhymes, songs, fruit snacks and fun!
Having had a wonderful December at St Agnes, how better to round it off with a fine performance from the youngest members of the school. Here are the photos.
It’s what’s on the inside of a person that counts, not what you see on the outside. This was the theme of the Key Stage 1 nativity play at St Agnes this afternoon. Thank you […]
Having had extensive building work carried over the last seven months, we have, for a large part of the time, been without a television. On acquiring a very nice one about a month ago we […]
Heather is very disillusioned with Newcastle United at the moment, so we have transferred our affections to Newcastle Thunder, the rugby league outfit who share their home at Kingston Park with Newcastle Falcons. I say […]
I had a smashing time this morning. I was back again at St Agnes School in Crawcrook where I was kindly invited to take photographs at their sports day. I very much enjoy my visits, […]
Everyone is welcome to the Hatha Yoga Class run by Carol. You can find her here: Stargate Community Hall Stargate lane Ryton NE40 3DX Thursdays 2pm to 3pm
Santander rang me a couple of days ago. Did I want to go and work in their call centre in Sunderland? No, not really. I’m assuming a certain amount of mathematical acumen is required and […]
We’ve discovered the benefits of buying a railcard, in our case “Two Together”. The only disadvantage with this, is that I have to travel with Heather, and vice versa. We bought it prior to a […]
I’ve been on the committee of Ryton Festival for a couple of years now, and I’ve heard my friends Liz and Trevor Peart mention being committed elsewhere for the first week of the Festivals, namely, […]
I retired from Northumbria Police three years ago and entered into a state of happy lethargy. I was roused from it temporarily when I went to work on a holiday scheme run by Gateshead MBC […]
The Ye Olde Cross committee report as follows: “We are thrilled to be able to announce that our community has raised enough money to be able to purchase our local pub, Ye Olde Cross. Our […]
The best until last? No not really. Every performance I’ve had the privilege to attend at St. Agnes RC Primary School has been superb. There really isn’t anything to choose between them. Today it has […]
I had the pleasure of returning to St. Agnes this morning to see the nativity story performed by Key Stage 1 and years 1 & 2. The youngsters were excellent (as always) and as well […]
St. Agnes has had a change of leadership since I was last there. The previous head, Mr. Geoff Laidler, has moved on and has been succeeded by Ms Joanne Woods. One thing that hasn’t changed […]
Picture above courtesy of Ye Olde Cross committee team Liz Smith has been in touch with to tell me why she is keen to be part of getting Ye Olde Cross open again. Liz writes; […]
My Mum used to bemoan the fact that she didn’t ask enough questions of elderly relations. Suddenly they aren’t here anymore and it’s too late…….. I wish I’d asked Mum more about Ye Olde […]
A couple of years ago I was privileged to be present when Estelle Morris, the Baroness of Yardley, opened the STEM block at Thorp Academy. This was shortly before the old school buildings (where I […]
Thank you to the organisers and the many people taking part in the Cricket Club Fair. A great afternoon out, and a chance to bump into friends.
The 2018 A-level results at Thorp Academy demonstrate another year of positive results, which were once again above national average. Thorp Academy is one of ten secondary academies operated by Northern Education Trust (NET), a […]
Lovely afternoon yesterday down at Crawcrook Fair. It’s the first time I’ve been to the event and it was smashing. The sun shone, and the music (particularly from Doug Musgrove and another band called The […]
“Don’t hover the apostrophe. If you don’t know whether it is mens’ or men’s or children’s or childrens’ look it up. Don’t hover it somewhere up there and think I won’t notice that you haven’t got a clue […]
The Greatest Showman is not my favourite film, in fact I thought it was dreadful – but where Hugh Jackman failed St. Agnes have won me over. Their traditional July concert this afternoon featured several […]