Friday, December 31, 2010


I just could not resist putting this gorgeous photo on as it is of very special people, who I love dearly, my dear niece, hubby and baby..and want to wish them a very Happy New Year and a very healthy one.

I took the photo from the grandparents Christmas present..hope you agree it is a lovely family photo.

Jazz Flixton Buck

Yet another great night of jazz, several of the band were suffering with colds, but managed to make wonderful music well done to them all and you were appreciated. .great singing and harmonies from Simon and Tony.

Happy New Year to you all ..a special thank you June once again for taking us.

Looking forward to next Thursday I will put the line up on when Alan gets it together.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

30th December jazz

Just heard from Alan that the line up at the Flixton Buck on the 30th will be:-

Alan Cugnoni..(guitar and banjo)..Neil Kane..(drums)..
Tony Jullings..(double bass)..

Front line ..Tim Densham..(reeds)..Simon Nelson..(brass and singing I hope)..
Tony Parsons..(trombone)..

And maybe Ray Simmons..(piano)...

So looking like yet another great line up,well done Alan you managed it once again.. do hope to see a nice lot of music lovers there, to see the old year out, as it will be 2011 the jazz after this one...

Thank you guys for another wonderful year of live music and for all the friends who turn up to listen.

I do hope all the folk who have been unwell will soon recover, and that you are not suffering too much from over indulging on Christmas Day!

Friday, December 24, 2010


I did not take photos last night at the Buck but..Wow what a great night of music from the Sole Bay Jazz.. It was Derek's birthday and he played like a young un!! Thank you so much it was a pleasure as always to listen to you all..nothing like live music to make you feel alive.

Well done to you all what a lovely way to start the Christmas feeling..

I need to firstly say thank you June for driving last night and your lovely company I was so tired and did not think I could go, you are a star...

Also for the other good friends there..Heather you looked so nice in your santa outfit. pity Colin and Duncan were unable to see that, I should have taken a photo! (get well soon Dunc)

Thanks Keith and Sheila for you know what! I hope you feel a lot better today..

I know a few of you look in on my blog and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year and thank you one and all again for making Thursday nights such good fun..

Alan no doubt will be managing to get a line up for next Thursday, and I will put it on here, hope that the weather is better then.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jazz Flixton Buck 23rd December

Just heard from Alan that the line up for Thursday night will be:-

Alan Cugnoni..(banjo and guitar) Tony Jullings..(double bass)

Neil Kane..(drums)

Front line:- Tim Densham..(reeds) Derek Cubitt..(reeds)
Ray Simmons..(trumpet or keyboard!)

And of course one never knows who may turn up and give a tune or a song.

Hope the weather holds so we can all get to the Buck and back to enjoy the great sounds that the Sole Bay produces. and meet up with friends

Happy Christmas to all.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jazz Flixton Buck

What a night! weather was terrible but those who managed to get to come to the Buck had a warm welcome, the bar was full and all decorated for Christmas...and lovely and warm with a nice fire and lots of folk having their Christmas parties.

Sadly the long room was cool and not many of us to fill it, no decorations, and not at all feeling like Christmas BUT when the guys started playing it warmed up, really great music, very upbeat and lots of laughs so in the end we all had a great time...thanks to all the lovely people there.

Poor Phil the landlord is getting tired and still a week to go to Christmas, I know how hard it is to run a public house and do food, it gets so tiring, but you have to make the most of the folk who do turn out in all weathers and the food is really good, so Phil enjoy it, it will soon be spring! and you will be busier than ever! Sorry...just put a smile on your face and welcome us all as we love coming to see you, and do appreciate that Jazz is not your kind of music, but you would not like to be without us all! (I hope)..

I only hope everyone managed a safe journey home. I want to thank Linda for our safe ride although very slippery and slow, when we arrived at mine I stepped up to my ankles in snow! but safe, Linda took a while getting to her's but she rang to say she was home...and as I said I do hope all you others arrived without to many problems.

I hope the snow goes soon ,it is picture postcard pretty, but lethal on the roads, maybe my memory is failing but when we were young we had weather like this a lot in the winter's and the farmers used to clear the country roads, and the main roads were always clear, but of course we all have cars nowadays and journey a lot further, I do hope that those who are able to get out and about and make lots of snow men (and women)! and get the sledges out, oh those were the days when one never worried about the snow, just enjoyed it.

Jazz next week we hope this space to see who will be playing..

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jazz Thursday 16th December

Oh dear late putting this on this week.. the line up for Thursday at the Buck is:-

Alan (banjo and guitar)..Tony (double bass)..Craig will be on (drums)..

Front line is Tim on (reeds) ..Dick Mayhew (trombone)..
Ray Simmons (keyboard..

As usual we never know who will turn up to give us a song ..

So let us hope the weather is not as bad as they forecast.

Come and have a great night out with the music and good friends to make the night one not to be missed...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jazz Flixton Buck

Yet another great night at the Buck with the Sole Bay Jazz, did not get good pics of all of them but it was a really upbeat night.
Nice to see Zeb come and play his Trombone again ..not sure about the hat Zeb!! but the playing was good.

Looking forward to next Thursday already!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


My friend took me with her for a drive this afternoon to pick something up, and we had a sat nav with us, ha ha that was so funny obviously we must have put the wrong destination in, and we got lost, however we found the place she was looking for in the end, then we took another wrong turn back and ended up on some very icy roads.
But with the bonus of this gorgeous sunset..
Plenty of snow out there still, but thought these were pretty.

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Just posted this on my "stitching bints blog", thought I would put it on here as well in case everyone thinks I just have jazz posts now!!

Nice and cosy for the evenings! ha ha not the image my friends at jazz have of me..

Now that is finished can start on the Christmas cake decorations.

Friday, December 03, 2010


Well seems I missed a really good night at the jazz on Thursday evening, really sorry not to have been there... but well done to all who made it I hear that the Sole Bay guys played a great night of music..

Really hope the weather improves by next week.

The musicians playing next week will be Alan Cugnoni..banjo and guitar..Neil Kane..drums

Tony Jullings..double bass..Tim Densham..sax and clarinet

Derek Cubitt..reeds ..Ray Symonds..trumpet..

So another great line up, just hope we can all make it there, do not want to miss another night of jazz and meeting up with all the lovely people who follow the lads.

Fed up me!

Had to miss jazz last night because of the weather and a very bad head yesterday, so hoping that one of the folk will let me know how it went.

It was so strange to spend the evening not being there with friends and listening to the great music. Hope you all had a good time and looking forward to next week.

Had spent so much time making sure everyone had all they needed early in the week, as the snow was not as bad, then got stuck in for a couple of days, but had plenty of phone calls and e mails from friends who were unable to get out as well....never mind hoping to get to the shops today but the road looks pretty icy out there.

The pavements and the road up here are shocking, maybe our council thinks that we do not matter, I was hoping that all the fit people without jobs who are on benefit could get out with some sand and salt and help clear the paths, but I suppose Health and Safety would not allow that.. I wonder where all out council and road tax is going this year?

Better not moan any more, but getting old is not good in this weather.. take care all who venture out in the ice and snow.. keep safe and warm..