The habit of drinking tea dates back thousands of years but didn’t become popular in England until the 1660s. However, it wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared. image credit: [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons In 1840 afternoon tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford.…… Continue reading Happy National Tea Day!
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?
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
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
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
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
Join me on a walk in the Yorkshire Wolds. Big skies and crows’ nests today.
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 …?
A field in the Yorkshire Wolds I’ve always wanted to keep a record of the changes to be observed in a field as the crop grows. And this year I’m going to do it! I pass this field regularly on my walks in the locality. The plan is to take a photograph every couple of…… Continue reading Diary of a field 2nd update
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