This short video about dealing with bureaucrats really made me smile, I hope you like it! Posted on a wet and dismal May Bank Holiday.
Archive for May, 2011
During this very pleasant warm spell, which has seen a tremendous bounty of spring blossom across the country, I was delighted to find on a recent visit, some fabulous examples of Wisteria growing in verdant splendour on many fine old Georgian houses in and around Cheltenham. However I have rarely seen any competing examples here in Yorkshire. Obviously the slightly cooler climate is the main culprit, so how pleased I was when returning from the Royal Wedding celebrations at the Arabian Horse last Friday to spot the blossom framing a stone headed doorway of a house on Main Street North in Aberford; Christmas Cottage. The photograph at the head of the article is witness to this Chinese climber.
If you enjoy the walk along Parlington Lane, from the junction with the old Great North Road in Aberford, west under the Light Arch, along and behind, the Dark Arch, or if you are unafraid of spooks, through the mud inside the arch; then past the Gamekeeper’s Cottage and along past the two Staithes Cottages, and down the hill to Throstle Nest. You will generally be looking at the landscape and features as points of interest. If however your gaze catches the glint of glass in the grass! It may be a circular polaroid photographic filter [67mm ᴓ]dropped inadvertently by a friend of mine during a walk this last weekend. If you are lucky to make such a find, he will be eternally grateful should you return it to him! Just let me know and I will do the rest.