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What happened?

By Martin Colam | 30 March, 2015

Well, how time flies when you are having fun! Our monthly Blog has suddenly lost February!  What happened? Well, we were having such fun we simply missed it – a bit like the March eclipse!! Yes, what happened there? Another momentous event which happened (or did it?) but was so slight in Berwick that between…

The January ‘Blues’?

By Martin Colam | 9 February, 2015

Blue is the colour – go on, sing the song! Better still – DON’T!  Those of a certain age, and with an interest in football, will no doubt remember the lyrics for the first 2 lines of the song if nothing else.  But for us in Northumberland, the month of January has given us the…

Ho Ho Ho – soon be summer!

By Martin Colam | 16 December, 2014

‘Tis the season to be merry, or is it jolly?  Whatever version of ‘Deck the Halls…..’ you follow, the line about being merry or jolly suggests it’s the only season to be ‘festive’!  “Far from it”, says The Composer.  Festive cheer is not limited to a moment in December.  We think ‘Composers’ offers cheer 24/7/365 in…

Clocking off

By Martin Colam | 28 October, 2014

Oh, the joy of clocking off!  We all do it.  From school, from work or from any number of other activities, we all ‘clock off’.  The Composer and Mrs C clocked off in October to warm and sunny climes, with the distinct intention of clocking off from the daily routine and taking some R&R, TOGETHER!!…

September and the F word

By Martin Colam | 27 September, 2014

September bows out with a host ‘F’ words. Festivals, Forecasts, Friends, Friendship and Fun. What else did you think The Composer meant? September in Berwick has been seasoned with the annual Food Fair and clinking of glasses at the Beer Festival.  According to the local paper ‘record numbers have attended events’.  Not surprising when you consider…

Simply the best

By Martin Colam | 16 September, 2014

August is always the month The Composer looks forward to.  Why? Well, to say it’s the ‘best’ month may be unfair to the other 11 in a year, but the real pleasure of August is that we see all our visiting families enjoying ‘Composers’ and making great use of Play Paddock and play area.  The…

Fun & Games in July

By Martin Colam | 2 August, 2014

The Composer was built for comfort not speed!  He hated ‘games’ at school.  Cross country running is no sport at all! Running along a canal for miles in the pouring rain while the ‘games master’ sits in the staff room drinking coffee is almost tantamount to child abuse! The Composer does enjoy one ‘game’ orientated…

June – the longest days

By Martin Colam | 26 June, 2014

The Composer loves June!  It sits so perfectly in the calendar.  Sandwiched in the centre of the year it holds promise and heralds the best time for The Composer and his staff (well, staff may not always agree!)  As a 24/7/365 business ‘Composers at Woodlands’ welcomes guests all year round, but there is no doubt…

I will – I will not

By Martin Colam | 17 June, 2014

I will or I will not…..that is the answer, but what was the question? Well, its the age old subject of ‘tipping’. Not the visit to the Council Waste Management Centre – the other type – the will I, won’t I give money beyond the statutory amount required, for services given. This month has been…

April in Paris – no, stick with Berwick

By Martin Colam | 1 May, 2014

If a town deserved a song writing about it, then Berwick should be in that list.  The trouble is (and as a musician, The Composer can claim some knowledge on this matter!) that Berwick just doesn’t quite equal Paris, Rome, New York or other places with their name in the music or title of a song.…