Don’t you think this is a beautiful music video?

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I  enjoyed Birds On The Wires a couple of years ago and the other day I stumbled upon it again and loved it just as much. The creator of Birds On The Wires, Jarbas Agnelli, was reading a newspaper one morning when he saw a photograph of birds on an electric wire. He was inspired…… Continue reading Don’t you think this is a beautiful music video?

Scampston 2009

We visited Scampston Walled Garden in 2009. The award winning gardens designed by Piet Oudolf had only been open to the public for about four years at the time. I took a large number of photos but these macros have given us particular pleasure. Looking at the website, the gardens have changed considerably so hopefully…… Continue reading Scampston 2009

Sunday Serial #3

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This is the third instalment of the serialisation of Leefdale by Michael Murray. If you missed the earlier posts click here for part one and here for part two. Now read on …. ‘Well, here we are,’ said Sharon. As they drove into Leefdale, Dylan was struck by the village’s all-pervading atmosphere of peace. He…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #3

Dandelions, dock leaves and stinging nettles

You may recall that in an earlier post I outlined my gardening plan for 2021. Ten days later, I’d made very little progress as I recorded here. This lack of progress continued over the Easter weekend. You may recall that just before Easter we had a couple of days of glorious sunshine so at least…… Continue reading Dandelions, dock leaves and stinging nettles

Book Blog: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

After I’d read Mockingbird by Walter Tevis, I decided to re-read Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I thought I’d read the novel many years ago when I had time to binge read on an almost daily basis. Whether it was rose-tinted long hot summers or not enough homework, I never seemed to have any difficulty…… Continue reading Book Blog: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

What happened to …?

For some incomprehensible reason Michael and I started talking about Jasper Carrott the other day. Do you remember him? He’s a singer, comedian and TV presenter who seemed to be around alot in 80s and 90s. We weren’t fans but realised that we hadn’t seen him on TV in ages and we wondered what had…… Continue reading What happened to …?

Walking in the Wolds again

This time we’re in the Yorkshire Wolds. These photos are from late April in 2016. We combined a walk at Helperthorpe Wold with a visit to the gardens at Sledmere. It must have been warmer in 2016 as the oil seed rape was in full bloom. Yesterday, we woke to a covering of snow and…… Continue reading Walking in the Wolds again

Sunday Serial #2

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If you want to start at the beginning use the Look Inside feature here. Or just dive in! THE LEEFLETThe Newsletter of The Leefdale Parish CouncilApril 2001Pages 3-4In the Garden with “The Major” I was chatting to one of our new neighbours the other day, when he said, “Come on, Major. You’ve gardened in this…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #2