Welcome to Bennett's World: a collection of articles and references covering a wide variety of topics in which I am involved. I am a very political person but I have no allegiance to any political party. Follow me on twitter @colinhove

Monday, March 30, 2009

RNIB Campaigns weekend at Aston Convention Centre, Birmingham

I attended this fruitful weekend at Aston University, Birmingham during the weekend 28-29 March 2009. The purpose was to encourage campaigning especially by VIPs themselves. England (and Wales?) has been divided into 6 areas and each area is headed by an RNIB staff member who will seek to keep his/her volunteers in line! There is nothing much to say about the weekend except that I enjoyed the wine at dinner very much. It was red, strong and plentiful-all adjectives I appreciate when it comes to wine. Attached are 4 representative photos. There are about another 18 on my Flickr web site which you can access by clicking here:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring trip to Falmer by City Synergy

The Ides of March, 15 March 2009, saw a break in the drap, chilly weather that we have experienced for what seems ages. That day was sunny and warm and that was very good because this was the day that City Synergy took a trip to the Swan at Falmer, near the University of Sussex north-east of Brighton. City Synergy is a social group based in Brighton and Hove of visually-impaired people their friends and helpers. There were about twenty of us yesterday and we had a very successful day. we started with lunch at the Swan and after nearly two hours (!) we staggered out to walk over the busy main road via a foot bridge to Falmer Village. WE wondered aimlessly around the green and pond for an hour or so doing nothing in particular except somewhat optimistically using a fishing met in the pond. I did catch a salmon although to be fair it was in a tin. You can see many photos of the day on my Flickr Photo Gallery by clicking the link here. In the meantime you can see 4 photos attached to this posting as an appetiser. Bon Appetit! http://www.flickr.com/photos/hova

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Music week at Lauriston Hotel, weston-super-Mare

I spent a pleasant week concerning classical music at the Lauriston Hotel, Weston-super-Mare on 28 February to 7 March 2009. I will write more about this later. The purpose of this posting is just to let people to whom I gave my business card know how to access the many photos I took that week. They are on my Flickr Photo Gallery and you can reach it by clicking here: www.flickr.com/photos/hova/ Today is 3 July 2009 and I am editing this posting. I am not going to write more about that week as it is so long ago now. However, I do now add 4 representative photos and remind you that you can see all my other photos on my Flickr Photo Gallery.