WHAT’S NEW? Recent changes/innovations on this site

Up-dated 16 August 2017  What’s New?  (you may well ask!)

End of School Hols – Auld Claes and Parritch

 

Would You Credit It? A comment of the Credit Crunch 10 years on

 

The Wonders of Wales – Revisited

 

Dublin’s Fair City

Do you enjoy the Humble potato? – try this

 

On a warm July day – Golden Glow

The anarchic Grace of Christ – what does that mean?

 

 

Do you always say what you mean and mean what you say?

 

CHUTZPAH

This is the Glasgow Fair Weekend

The Cicada – that irritating little clicker!

Do you use a shoe-horn?

 

Back from a holiday – feeling like a Peevish Old Man?

Continental Train Journeys – here is  my story

 

What is your personality type – are you like Teflon or Velcro?

 

Objets d’art – are they valuable or are they just junk?  see my comments

 

School Holidays begin tomorrow – take cover!

Wake Up and Smell the coffee – get on with it!!

June 21st Summer Solstice – here are my thoughts

 

What have I to say about the QUEEN’S SPEECH to Parliament?

 

Calling all Fathers – this is your day – Enjoy it!

 

What are your Momentary Thoughts?

DRENCHED – that’s pour Scottish Weather!

Time Uninterrupted – but not for the London Bridge victims

Monday 29th May – believe it or not this is NATIONAL PAPER CLIP DAY

Friday 26 May – looks like being a scorcher.  No doubt we will have to sweat it out!

The typo – the scourge of all writers

 

What about the hackers? Cyber Safe

WHITE VAN MAN – do love or hate him?  What I have to say about him/her

EVENTS – bring them on.  What about them?

Friday 5th May – a lovely sunny day – get out there and enjoy it

Congratulations to NASA on Cassini beginning its dance with the Rings of Saturn

If you’re about to move house – check this out

Ever wondered what ART is for?  see this 

If you like the Trossachs in Scotland you may like this

Who’s worried about space debris? Threats from on High

 

Number of VISITORS to the Bard of Kelvindale site now exceeds 1,230!!!

July 2017 – Now over 8,200 visits (hits) to my website!!!

I am sure you approve of Political Correctness?

A new poem about Apprenticeship

Do you admit to the Elephant in the Room?

 

What about the Workers?

WHAT’S NEW – some pointers and comments to recent postings (click on links underlined to read the poem)

Are you scared of visiting your Doctor? So am I – see this

 

What about FAKE NEWS?  Let’s deplore it.

Do you ever think about your signature when you sign on the line?  See my reflections

The Swiss Army Knife – Don’t you all love them.  See my poem

 

Think again about our neighbour The Moon

 

If you are a hill walker or even a geologist have a look at my poem – the Earth on Which we Tread

Look out, the snow has arrived – I hope only briefly  – Welcome but Feared

Don’t we all enjoy the comfort of the Electric Blanket?

 

2016 A successful year on WordPress  –  

the bardofkelvindale site has increased its number of Visitors from 260 to 859 

and the number of ‘hits’ from 3,353 to 6,578  a total increase of 3,225

 See my Poem about the temporary movement of Hillhead Baptist Church Glasgow to the Hilton/Grosvenor Hotel on the first Sunday of Advent (27 Nov 2016) Advent-ure

These sum up my thoughts on the subject!

 Are you a Volunteer? Or have you better things to Do?   See my new poem  :  the Volunteer

  1. CATEGORIES :  This item in the sidebar shows the various categories/genres into which I have placed the poems which have been posted.   This a  quicker way to access a poem on a subject that may interest you.  The Categories (at present) are Architecture, Art and Music; Events; Geography & Environment; Humour; Ideas; Industry, Banking & Capitalism; Nature & Seasons; Philosophy, Politics & Religion; Living our Lives; Poetry [itself]; Science & Technology; The Outdoor Life; Uncategorised.
  2. Recent Posts: This sidebar item shows the most recent ‘posts’ of Poems put on the website – with the most recent coming first
  3. See my Posts on Regime Change and the Referendum and also mon a recent holiday to Torquay – The English Riviera and also in North Wales and then the   Isle of Arran
  4. A repeat of my poem (published twice before when terrorist activity  has created mayhem in European cities) – When the Light Darkens – Yet Again – relating to the runaway vehicle on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France on 14 July 20-16 (Bastille Day)
  5. A Poem on Personality Types.  Have a browse of the poem Personality   recently posted.   It takes a brief look at personality typing and what some of the pioneers such as Jung and Myers-Briggs had to say about the ways in which personality might be categorise
  6. ARCHIVE OF ALL POEMS : you can also access the poems according to the month when they were published on my website by looking at the front page and selecting any particular month in the side bar
  7. You can now find me at thebardofkelvindale.com  and on TWITTER   @Fisher8k
  8. Website ‘Performance’ – this is on the front page and is a daily up-date the Number of Visits and the Number of ‘Hits’.   It seems to have made steady progress since September 2015. The number of visitors is now 1,314

      and the ‘hits’/visits is 8,350 see Front Page

  9. Pictures:  I have tried to include a picture with each poem posted [but not always – as they are not always appropriate – or I don’t have a useful photo!]
  10. Following a holiday in North Wales – see my poem : North Wales – A Holiday Treasure
  11. My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful Railway Journey holiday in Austria.  We travelled from Glasgow to London then on to Brussels and Cologne. Onwards from there to Munich (via Siegburg/Bonn, Frankfurt, Mannheim, and Stuttgart) to Vienna.  Then returned via Salzburgp1100156 to Munich and Cologne thence to Brussels and London then home!Salzburg from the Hohesearchnsalzburg FortressThe Kiss – painted by Gustav KlimtSee my Poem on Austrian Delights
  12. Pages: this sidebar item shows a list of static pages I have put on the website.  The first one, ABOUT ME, gives some biogra[hical detail about me – Ken Fisher – the self-styled “Bard of Kelvindale”.  Other pages list other information relating to the web site.
  13. Also in the side bar is a montage of the names of categories – the larger the font size the more poems published in that category/genre.
  14. West End Christian Walking Club – 30 years Anniversary on 13th February 2016.  I have a new poem to recognise this see :https://thebardofkelvindale.com/2016/01/30/a-pearl-of-great-price-30-years-of-wecwc/   and also a recent walk by the shores of the River Forth  see this poem:https://thebardofkelvindale.com/2016/05/15/spanning-the-forth/See also the separate page on Celebration of 30 years of West End Christian Walking ClubP1080473_MS2_ZE01
  15. LINKS TO OTHER SITES  : See suggested links to other sites on my Front Page – thebardofkelvindale.com

 

 

Ken Fisher

A few more local pictures – Kelvindale and Cityscape:

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View from Ruchill Park towards the West End

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Cityscape from Ruchill Park

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View of Kelvindale