Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sunday afternoon at the Crescent

For over 20 years Derick Bingham taught a Bible Class in Belfast - Tuesday Night at the Crescent.

Today the church was full again, this time for a wonderful service of thanksgiving for his life & work. A fitting tribute indeed to a wonderful man who died on 6th March (my post of 7th March refers).

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Monday, 22 March 2010

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

St Patrick's Day

...celebrated with Chinese food & French wine. At least the tablecloth's green :-)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


It's Vancouver, but it's not skiercross. It's the paralympics & this is the slalom for visually handicapped. The skier in front is the guide, telling the competitor when to turn.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Nightly routine

Quality time with my son & heir.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

I'm glad I'm down here with my big big bottle.

The caption refers to the punchline of a local 1970s TV ad for C&C brown lemonade (for those of you who are too far away, or too young to remember).

The sculpture is an old fashioned bottle stopper, commemorating the glass & bottling businesses that used to be in the area.

Oh yes, brown lemonade... a peculiarly Northern Irish brew. It's exactly like ordinary "white" lemonade (or Sprite/7Up), but coloured brown.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Derick Bingham

Bible teacher, pastor, writer & friend.
Died yesterday after a year long illness.

Read more about his life & influence here:

Friday, 5 March 2010

Cheap advertising

I came across this chalk message in the centre of Belfast advertising a surprise screening in a local cinema.
I've worked it out, can you?

Thursday, 4 March 2010

"Quite unremarkable", yet priceless.

This table & chairs were commissioned in 1912 for the private quarters of Captain Smith aboard his new charge. Unfortunately they were a couple of days late & missed the voyage.
They were taken to the tv programme "Antiques Roadshow" in 2009 where the expert valuer found the workmanship to be "quite unremarkable". However, due to its amazing history, a value couldn't be placed on the furniture.
Captain Smith's new charge was the RMS Titanic.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Black Mountain / White Mountain

Black Mountain is one of the hills overlooking Belfast, only today it's covered in snow.