Lost hope for the art of the picnic?

In the world of Enid Blyton children’s books, which were essentially stories of middle class children solving crimes that the police couldn’t, being at jolly good fun boarding schools where there was not a hint of bullying (or indeed anything of an unsavoury nature) and other stories of children having a unrealistically good life in […]

Got to be In it, to win it!

We all have family and friends who have had great plans for lottery wins, but actually in many cases they don’t actually buy a ticket…meaning their chances of winning are of course….zero! The reality is, even if you buy a ticket you have a greater chance of being struck by a meteorite than actually winning […]

Unicorn in a big park……..my kind of art!

Sculpture was never top on my list of things to be excited about on childhood visits to museums and art galleries. An 18th bronze reproduction of some meaningless person did nothing to excite me or generate a love of this art form. Well fast forward 40 or more years and it’s a different story. In […]

Just add salt…

The town of Saltaire just north of Bradford in Yorkshire was founded by philanthropist and mill owner Titus Salt. Salt had mills in the city of Bradford but decided to build a large new textile mill, known as Salts Mill and create an entire model village on the banks of the River Aire, near Shipley. […]

Forty today!

I started writing my blog just for fun a few weeks ago. And was somewhat intrigued this morning to see I have just had my fortyieth follower today…..not the dog in the photo (I only count the human ones😁) For the serious bloggers out there (and I have the greatest respect for you) having achieved […]

Time for an embrace…take #2

We had dogs visiting and I had time for an early morning walk prior to setting off on a work trip. Our local reservoir is a mirror of the season and looking in the mirror what I saw was waves on the water whipped up by the stiff breeze, a hint of brown on some […]

Oops, that was a short blog

For reasons really not known to me, the opening paragraph of a blog being edited ‘Time for an embrace’ somehow ended up being published. A one sentence blog was not my intention… If it landed in your inbox and caused surprise or puzzlement…yes same for me. The longer and intended version will arrive later today […]