In an English Country Garden.

We took a quick trip over the Pennines to Yorkshire recently. We had an overnight at Holdsworth House, a Jacobean mansion house which was built in 1633 and is now a hotel. The house has featured in various television programmes, most notably “Last Tango in Halifax”. In fact it will Read more…

Knaresborough: A Phantom Door cottage

Knaresborough: An Illusory Pink Door

All is not what it seems in Knaresborough….. I spotted this wonderfully vibrant door when I was heading to the market in the town square. I did laugh when I got close enough to photograph it:         Some things in Knaresborough are real…. …….like this view from Read more…

Yorkshire Dales, Little white bus, Pennine way, public transport, Hawes to Hardraw

Smile on Saturday: The Little White Bus Stops Here.

Stop the bus! I want to get on! I chose this picture for this week’s Smile on Saturday¬†as it encapsulates my memories of a couple of days spent in the Yorkshire Dales this summer: the signpost to the Pennine Way the footpath to the village of Hawes the blue skies Read more…

Barnard CastleBarnard Castle ,12thCentury, County Durham, ruin,

From Booze Moor to the Land of the Prince Bishops

Booze Moor, Whaw, High Faggergill, Low Faggergill, Hoove and Stang…. ….how I love Yorkshire Place names. This small section from my road atlas covers an area of about 5 square miles (that’s out of the 4,500 square miles which the County of Yorkshire covers): The dotted line at the top Read more…

Houseboat canal narrowboats Hebden Bridge atop

Atop: Narrowboats with Things on Top

“Hebden Bridge: The Fourth Funkiest Town in the World”, was the description of this West Yorkshire market town in an edition of a British Airways in-flight magazine. If there are three places funkier than Hebden Bridge, then I’d love to see them. (Apparently they are: Daylesford in Australia, ¬†Tiradentes in Read more…

%d bloggers like this: