Paradise and Pigs Tips – Memories of Twenty Years Ago!

Twenty years ago this week Mary and I , with our great friends Ray and Mal Hughes went on a fantastic holiday to
the other side of the World. We went down under and had a great time. One of my most favourite holidays because Ray
and Mal wrote a secret diary. Which they presented to us back home on a spledid night in their home in Wombourne.

Over the next week I will be releasing the bits of the diary….for Mary and I it is a treasure trove of memories, so funny and so well written

I hope those that hang about and read a few sentences gets the full flavour of both the trips, and the character of Ray and Mal Hughes.
Sadly they have both passed on, far too young, but they are always with us locked away in our memories.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more