Firs Close Barbeque


Avoiding the rain and queuing for a couple of burgers swilled down with a nice cup of tea, we did not the weather spoil our fun. The catering was fantastic and everyone had a great time.

Well done.


Harbourne Cottages Barbeque


It was a pleasure to be invited to the barbeque at Harborne Cottages, but a shame the weather was pretty awful.Everyone agreed it had been a very succesful occasion and our thanks to everyone for all the hard work involved.

Balaji Temple Jubilee Celebrations


It was an honour to be part of the first Hindu Temple to take part in Diamond Jubilee Event.

The Temple is one of the 4,000 approved Beacon Bonfire Sites and the only Hindu Temple in the UK to have this Status.

It was a good chance to have a good look around the site and to see the various forms of worship and the diverse range of multi Faith activities and it is a growing centre of excellence and devotion to the Hindu faith within Sandwell.

Holy Trinity Church Smethwick


Holy Trinity Church Smethwick, a set on Flickr.

I rushed to get to the church on time. There was a song about that!

As the service had already begun, we sneaked in at the back so we didn’t disrupt anything.

It was a joyous occasion and we were in time to see the Jubilee bibles distributed to the congregation. Being as it was special occasion, we toasted the Queen with champagne (I don’t think this was a regular occurrence!)

It was a fantastic morning. The Reverend David Gould, who is now my Chaplain for the Mayoral Year, gave a service which we would have not have missed.