Eid Milad-un-Nabi

This evening I have attended Radcliffe Civic Hall for the celebration of Eid Milad-un-Nabi the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad which is one of the main religious festivals in the year for Muslims. The evening was organised by ADAB who do an excellent job in helping the Asian Community in Bury.
On Wednesday I attended a meeting of Bury Council when it was announced that Councillor Wayne Campbell who is presently Leader of the Opposition is to resign his seat after 25 years service because he has taken up a new job with Six Town Housing (this is the organsiation that manages and maintains local authority housing in Bury). To serve the Community for a quarter of a century is a great achievement ~regardless of Party~ and I am sure he will miss the cut and thrust of the Council Chamber.
On Thursday evening I was over in Bolton at the Last Drop Hotel where I attended a fund raising dinner in aid of Bolton Conservatives where the guest speaker was William Hague M.P.
I even won a prize in their raffle a box of House of Commons mint chocolates and a bottle of Cava!

Eid and Epiphany

On Friday evening I attended and addressed the Eid celebration organised by the Asian Development Association of Bury (ADAB) at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury. After some great food there were several speakers including the present MP’s for both Bury North and Bury South. Then we heard an excellent singing performance from one of Bury’s great young talents Charmaine Foster and I sincerely hope her career continues to progress.

Yesterday, in common no doubt millions of families across Britain Sue and I spent a few hours packing away all the Christmas decorations. Then it was time to follow the progress of the third round of the FA Cup and Bury Football Club again did the town proud with a draw at Chamionship side Norwich City. Unfortunately I have a meeting scheduled for the evening of the replay so I doubt I will be able to attend but I will certainly try and get along even if I can’t make the whole game.

Today is, of course, Epiphany, the twelfth day after Christmas. As this year it actually falls on a Sunday the service at St Anne’s Sue and I attended focused on the Epiphany.This afternoon we have been down to the gym for a swim and I am going to spend the rest of the day continuing with the preparations for completing our tax returns which need to be in by the end of the month!