West Yorkshire has had an exceptional summer. Sometimes ‘down south’ in the UK has decent spells of summer weather and temperatures which outdo its northern half. However 2018 has been pretty damn good for Britain, and I aren’t complaining, even though June saw weeks of soaring temperatures into July. Being of a certain age, I … More Where’s All the Water Gone?
About three weeks ago, myself and two friends were high up on Meltham Moor, a wild, windswept, inhospitable sort of place. We were surprised when a large insect attached itself to my friend’s coat and stayed there. We’d none of us never seen one of these before. This giant beauty appears to be a male … More Wildlife Wednesday – Play nicely, boys.
At the end of June, when we’d been back from Spain a day, and I’d unpacked, washed and repacked, we boarded a train in Slaithwaite and headed up to Cumbria to visit family sandwiched neatly between the Eden Valley and the Lake District. Despite coming up here quite a bit in recent years, we’d never … More Jill’s Jaunts Cumbria – Saddle Up