Yesterday was filthy! So I got my gear on and went for a walk. More to come in another post, about my drippy, squelchy few hours. Meanwhile, here is one of the images from my walk, complete with rain on lens. Farewell from a bleak, but beautiful corner of West Yorkshire for now… Advertisements
Tight-lipped in town
Nearly two years ago, a much-loved uncle died. His eccentric wisdom did not die with him. One of his philosophies was ‘If it’s fahne, teck a coit. If it’s raining, plee-uz thisen.’ Translated from Yorkshire to standard English, this really means, take your coat, even if it isn’t raining, just in case it starts. If … More In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Brolly alert 6 – just in case.
Autumn’s here! Our windows are adorned with conkers to deter large house spiders from entering (they are alright outside, in the cellar, attic, wall cavities and anywhere where I can’t see them, and where they can’t tread on my stuff and hide in my slippers!) I recently came across a very daft verse I wrote … More Scribblings – Rex the spider
Greasy, indolent insomnia teasing me again. Lyrics which tick round my brain as I turn to find a comfier position. 1am the boiler rattles away, a mocking witches’ cackle. I try to imagine a blank square of nothing, so my mind will become bored and switch off for a while – hard to do with … More Sleepless in Slawit
Heh heh, I know it’s an old joke which I used to get various members of my family with. ‘Er…a bee cos I don’t like wasps.’ ‘No, listen carefully. What would you rather bee or a wasp? Not what would you rather be, a bee or a wasp? Get it?’ Hmm, the complications of British … More What would you rather bee or a wasp?
Despite all the beautiful architecture of Halifax’s indoor market, I spotted a colourful scene I thought might make an interesting (and slightly different) image.
…when will it ever stop? Looks like someone wasn’t prepared.
You know Christmas is coming when you see the Famous Grouse grouse stalking all over the TV adverts, but I’ve never before seen one up close in real life. Last week, my friend and I did a bit of bog-hopping and tussock-trotting over the moors, and disturbed a grouse who flew quickly off. He left … More My ways and by-ways – Not so Famous Grouse
In August this year, Halifax’s famous Piece Hall once again reopened it’s gates to the public after some renovation work, which has taken since Jan 2014. The Piece Hall is a historic building in the centre of Halifax, West Yorkshire. A friend of mine rented a unit there back in the late ’70’s selling crafts … More Jill’s Jaunts – Taking the Piece