Three Bats!

For all those who like Meatloaf – the concert was great if you get a chance to see the Three Bats Tour it is a brilliant show. For all those who don’t like Meatloaf I had a couple of meetings earlier in the day.

Bank Holiday

After a lie in this morning Sue and I went to the gym and then I have caught up on a few jobs I had that had stacked up waiting for attention. I enjoyed the Elton John concert on Thursday he is a world class performer and I although I guess I would never have attended one of his concerts were it not for the fact that he is Susan’s favourite artist I have to admit that his concert performances are excellent.
The cricket went as well as any England fan could have dreamed of. We were fortunate with the weather in that our two days were interruption free and were packed full of English runs followed by West Indies wickets. We witnessed a great innings by Kevin Pietersen the first double hundred in Tests at Headingly since one Geoffrey Boycott in 1967. Today, I listened to Test Match Special as England wrapped up a victory inflicting defeat on the West Indies by the biggest margin in their history.

Concerts and Cricket weekend

Hi readers,
So far this week after working on various campaigning matters Monday and Tuesday I have been at work yesterday and today. By a strange coincidence of engagements this Bank Holiday weekend I am having a Cricket and Concert weekend. Tonight I am attending an Elton John Concert Friday and Saturday I am attending the first two days of the England v West Indies Test and then on Tuesday evening I am attending a Meatloaf concert. Hopefully in between times I will have some time to do some campaigning work and update you on my blog.

Campaign team meeting

No sooner has this years campaign finished than we start to look forward to the next campaign. Yesterday, after a gym and swim session in the morning followed by some shopping with my wife Susan I worked on some campaign papers in the afternoon and attended a meeting to discuss the next campaign in the evening. It clashed with the Social Committee meeting at St.Anne’s Church so as soon as it had finished I headed off to attend the last part of that meeting. I was disappointed it rained at Lords as I hoped England might have bowled out the W. Indies to win the first test but it was not to be. I am off to watch the first two days of the next Test at Leeds next Friday and Saturday so I hope we have better weather then.

Thank you Party

Yesterday, I attended a get together of local Conservative activists at a Thank you Party we had organised after the local election campaign. It was a good opportunity for helpers from different Wards to swap campaign stories and exchange best practice. I was particularly delighted as my third team Morecambe won the Conference play off to secure a place in the Football League for he first time in their history. This means that next season all the three teams I follow Rotherham, Bury and Morecambe will all be in the same division. I won’t have a Conference team to look out for next year which will seem strange I will have to have a think about adopting another Conference team to follow, I will most likely choose Northwich Victoria if for no other reason that for the last few seasons I frequently receive emails meant for their Secretary another D Nuttall!


Had a busy day yesterday. Went to a meeting in the morning to discuss a fundraising dinner later in the year.
After a quick lunch I spent a few hours with Susan going to the gym for a workout and swim. I managed to catch some of the Cup Final which I have to say wasn’t one of the most memorable games I have ever seen.
In the evening I went down to the Drill Hall in Bury for a Concert by the Fusiliers Band to raise funds for the new Museum. During the interval I had an opportunity to catch up with Bury’s new Council Leader on his first couple of days in charge. It was a brilliant performance and I am pleased to say the very large Hall was almost full so hopefully they will have raised a good amount towards the appeal.

Bow Group Dinner

I attended a dinner in Manchester last night organised by the North West Region of the Bow Group. The Speaker was from the Campaign Against Political Correctness which is a cause dear to my heart. The speaker gave several humourous examples of political correctness. If readers would like to support the campaign they can visit the website at