Thursday, 25 January 2018

Rock 'n Roll

Rush hour Wrexham

In February I've been asked to take part in a weekend course for Samaritans
It means a multiple workshops and an overnight hotel stay,
One of these events took part in the picturesque city of Bath so I got quite excited at the prospect of a pub trip, a brief bit of local colour and maybe a nice meal out!
Suffice to say my weekend is in Wrexham ( Google Wrexham and you may get a feel for my disappointment )
I also had a message from a fellow Sam called Graham ( not his real name) who is a retired pensioner ...who is going on the same course and who wanted a lift
Hes a lovely person who added as a postscript " I'll bring my ukulele " 
Rock n fucking Roll! 


45 comments:

  1. seems like that town is about 1 hour south of your location. pity. but there WILL be music in the car!

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  3. Oh My Goodness !

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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    1. From the photos, Wrexham looks nice. But what do I know.

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  4. My town has been extolled for the virtue of a ten minute rush hour. This looks like two.

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    1. And you wondered why I am pissed

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  5. Wow, you really DO live life in the Fast Lane!

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  6. Wrexham does have The Golden Lion: "Pub-restaurant, allegedly haunted by a ploughman, offering beer garden, eclectic cuisine and fires."

    Hmmmm, fires. Wonder what that means.

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  7. Sounds rather tame for you, John! But keep an open mind. It may turn out better than you expect. And actually the ukelele can sound very, very good if the artist knows what he or she is doing. Our son in law plays, and it is amazing. Let's hope Graham is in fact a virtuoso!

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  8. I don't remember the pedestrian area in your photo. I suppose it has only gone in since I was last there 30 years ago !!! I have have family there. It is in a nice part of the country though.

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  9. St. Giles looks worth a visit. Watch what you say about ukulele players. Some of my best friends, etc.

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  10. Oh, come on John...New York it isn't but you might just enjoy it if you put your mind to it.

    EH

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  11. Don't let Weaver hear you say that!!

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  12. I have family who live in Wrexham; I've never understood why!

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  13. I hope Ryan Giggs doesn't read your blog. Now there's a true Welshman and proud of it.

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    1. Wear your dragon with pride!

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  14. Ukulele? Does Sam Graham think he's going to Formby, Lancs? (Ho ho! Oh, please yourself!)

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  15. Wrexham and a Ukulele, what more could you want?

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  16. What are you whining about, don't you live next to a cemetery? Not a lot of partying there either I would guess.

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  17. I find the most fascinating thing about the ukulele is the word itself. A construction of letters so not English in origin and so not natural to type or write for me. It means flying flea from Hawaiian because of the way the fingers just fly when the instrument is played and where the instrument was popular, I think.

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  18. Anonymous8:31 am

    I live in the rural outskirts of Wrexham and absolutely refuse to go into the town now. St Giles IS beautiful but too many empty shops and filthy streets. I'd recommend going out of town on Sat night unless you want to experience the Spice zombies and the drunk tank (sorry , welfare unit) in action. Wrexham does get lively but not in a good way.
    Be interested to hear what you make of it, good or bad. Lorraine

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    1. Anonymous8:43 am

      PS the derby between Wrexham and Tranmere Rovers is on at the Racecourse on Saturday
      Lorraine

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    2. That's telling him. He should get himself down there. Shout for Wrexham. Treat himself to a meat pie and a Bovril at half time.

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  19. Perhaps this is all a test for your patience !

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  20. Yay ... it's a rock 'n roll road trip. You get to go to all the best places. 😉

    You do know Weaver is going to beat you senseless with her ukulele case ... you have been warned!!

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  21. Look on the bright side - it could have been Newport!

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  22. I've heard that "if you like ukulele lady, ukulele lady like a'you." I don't know if the same holds true for ukulele man. Wrexham looks like the perfect place for a ukulele.

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  23. Wow! You're just a social butterfly. "You should see what I can see, when I'm cleaning windows". Hehe x

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  24. I shan't google Wrexham but there must something good about the town.

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  25. You could end up ringing the Sams yourself if it's that bad.

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  26. There is always a bloody mobile phone shop in the middle of beautiful old towns.

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  27. Sometimes it is the message, sometimes it is the venue, on rare occasion both make the adventure worthwhile. Enjoy the LIVE music for the trip.

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  28. Who needs Davos when you have Wrexham. Are you leading some of the workshops? I think you would be very good at it.

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  29. Dear God in Heaven.

    Perhaps they chose Wrexham thinking it helpful for Sams to experience what despair tastes like.

    Weave better not catch you rolling your eyes at Tiny Tim Graham.

    -invisigal

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  30. I work in Wrexham so feel your pain ......... It's quite a sad place to walk around x

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  31. Both of my sisters play the uke. They go to their club weekly and have really great times there with a great bunch of folks. My sisters are very rock and roll.

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  32. Just don’t stand by any lampposts!

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  33. Perhaps this is all a test for your patience !

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  34. Can't you just say no that you have plans and ask them to contact you for their next time.

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