Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 3 – Do you know the way to San…Remo…

Our recent trip to Diano Marina on Italy’s Ligurian coast might have been a bit awkward if we had remained confined to barracks all week. I don’t do lying on a beach all day (or any portion of a day) and prefer to trot off and see what else is about. There are plenty of … More Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 3 – Do you know the way to San…Remo…

Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 2 – The day Jill broke a sweat at Monte Carlo…

I honestly thought I was prepared, with my ‘hols in hot weather kit’: water, Factor 50, Paracetamol and a hat huge enough to serve a large pizza on. When I stepped off our coach in Monaco, I could have become a puddle immediately, but knowing no-one would have mopped up, and that there was much … More Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 2 – The day Jill broke a sweat at Monte Carlo…

Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 1 When the moon hits your eye…

…well neither big pizza pies, nor amore were in my first thoughts on reaching Diano Marina. After two days on a coach from Huddersfield, delayed ferries at Dover, a trip on the Pride of Burgundy, (cattle-truck of the channel) and an overnight stop at Metz, all I could think about was bed. My better half … More Jill’s Jaunts – Italian Riviera pt 1 When the moon hits your eye…

In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Getting reflective

Here is another, rather strange street image from my time in Italy. The setting is a posh clothes shop in Portofino, the main character is the central figure all in white with the big hat. This is me, of course, taking the picture. Several things are happening here. Shadows and reflections are merging to create … More In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Getting reflective

Up on the roof

Before I leave my office building forever in a month’s time, there was something I was just itching to do. I like photographing chimneys, rooftops etc and had always wanted to scramble about on our office roof, sneak round the chimney stack and pretend I was a cat burglar. Last week I did just that. … More Up on the roof

‘Giz a job!’

The dreaded R word! REDUNDANCY has reared its horrid head in the Jillslawit household, and at the end of August, I will no longer be working for the company who have employed me for over a decade. This means that the hapless Huddersfield lass has to re-enter the job market and attempt to navigate round … More ‘Giz a job!’

In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Stairway to Heaven…

…or more accurately, and definitely not a song title from my favourite band, Escalator to All Platforms. This image was taken in Leeds train station a couple of weeks ago as I was on my way for a job interview (more about interview-tastrophes in my very next post). ┬áLeeds is the epicentre of Commutersville at … More In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Stairway to Heaven…

In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Summer in the Hudd

We live in a temperate climate up here in Northern England, but the Pennines seem to have their own unpredictable micro-climate. Distant London could be basking in 28 degree heat, and not-so-distant Manchester might be enjoying a few degrees lower, but sunny, while we hardy folk of Huddersfield ┬áhave to put up with cloudy, possibly … More In and out of the NeighbourHudd – Summer in the Hudd