Archive for the ‘Daily life’ Category

I’m not Posting here any More

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The use of this site to provide information on Parlington and general postings is now retired as it is easier to put information on Facebook, here: Parlington Facebook Page
I’ve decided to re-open the blog (November 2014)

26th October 2012

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Today was beautiful, the shades of colour in Parlington, reminding you of the wonder of life. But in the centre of Aberford gathering at St Ricarius church, were many mourners in what seemed like all the village turning out, indeed the church was full to the brim, a fitting tribute to the sad death of Pru Howson, who died earlier this month. I have known David and Pru ever since I came to Aberford in ’95 and they have always been both kind and helpful. Pru like David was born and bred in the village, and lived her entire life here. She had seen much change over the course of her seventy years, born during the war in 1942, one of the special few delivered at Hazlewood Castle, when it was turned over to a hospital for the period of the war. She was educated at the village primary school and went on to attend Parlington secondary school, which had been created by modifying the army barracks left behind after the army departed in the post war years.

A Sign of the Times – Nothing really changes!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

A quotation I recently chanced upon, set out below:

He says that, on his arrival at Cambridge, he found that the undergraduates drank hard, and that their conversation was even worse than their lives. As for work, they did none at all, but passed their time in cock-fighting, drinking, and creating disturbances. Corruption reigned in all the public offices.
The medical profession was distracted by jealousies, rivalries, and ignorance. The law was made ridiculous by the absurd technicalities of the courts, and the ignorance manifested by barristers in the laws and constitution of their own country.

Read on for the answer to this statement!

I just had to add this!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

This is a real laugh, it sums up exactly the corrupt science of global warming. Bye the way I emailed the met office about how the notian that CO² can re-heat the Earth as it absorbs the outgoing infra-red radiation, simply asked if they could explain it in the context of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Still nothing, but them I’m just a prole, why bother, they already have the scientific consensus, I think they are due a fall!

Rest in Peace Meg

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010



After a bad couple of weeks, our dog Meg has today passed away, she was around 14 years old or 98 in dog years, she has always been a true and faithful friend to all the family, and our friends also, so her passing is a great loss. I have selected a suitable location to bury her here at Parlington, following in the long tradition that the Gascoigne family undertook with their pets, as far back as the nineteenth century at least, to my knowledge.

Sunrise at Parlington and everyday country life.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Sunrise at Parlington Saturday 9th January

The temperature at 7:00 am today was around -5.0° and leaving the estate by car, the padlock securing the gates on the driveway was frozen, fortunately previous experience has taught me to have a warming device to hand, to free the mechanism. After a couple of minutes with my camping lighter, which is like a mini blowlamp, the lock mechanism freed up and I was able to open the gates and proceed beyond Narnia, which is how Parlington seems at this time of year, and over to Saxton. Passing by the Crooked Billet, on route, I noticed that the place looked decidedly undisturbed by visitors, perhaps it has closed down?