What have I been up to in the last week? Bank Holiday Monday We never go anywhere on bank holidays. Maybe it’s okay in Yorkshire, but I have terrifying memories of ‘darn sarth’ stuck in traffic jams all the way from Tolworth to Brighton. (Bit of hyperbole there, but hey, this is MY blog). What… Read More

I went to Tesco this morning. Yes, I know I don’t do Tesco for ethical reasons, but sometimes the spirit is weak. Anyhoo. Driving through Market Weighton I saw lots of blue and yellow bikes decorating the front gardens. On coming out I saw scores of people lining the roads and guessed what was happening. I… Read More

I’ve been meaning to go back to the bluebell wood with the right lens. Thursday evening was too cloudy, but the sun actually came out about 6pm and I wish I had gone. (It’s about an hour away). Yesterday was also cloudy all day. I decided to go to a nearby plantation to see what photos… Read More

Maureen was a lovely lady who was a brding friend. She and three others from Hutton Cranswck joined Michael’s first birding session in January 2004. We used to call them  ‘the ladies from  Hutton Cranswick’. Maureen was diagnosed with a rare incurable disease Amyloidosis about 11 years ago, and it lay dormant for years, but caught up… Read More

Just another hour and a quarter spring walk along the canal and home by the fields. I really love living here in a semi-rural environment. On the way home I realised that only one car had passed me, so to make sure this stayed the case I took a path I don’t usually use. I forgot… Read More

Good day yesterday. Met my three OU friends at York Museum and after an argument with the coffee machine we went to see the Richard the Third exhibition. It was a bit small – only two or three little rooms – but very interesting.The Olivier film was set up in a corner, and we turned… Read More

What a little gem! Oops! You’re not …One isn’t …I’m not … Es ist verboten to use too many exclamation marks! And I’ve just broken Jo’s first commandment. TEN COMMANDMENTS OF ENGLISH STYLE 1. Do not use foreign words.   Talking about style, Jo has this to say about Macaulay, Addison and Goldsmith These writers have stood the… Read More

We spent a lovely few days in Scotland. Weather really warm. We only actually child-minded on the Thursday and the boys were in bed most of the morning. Who were we to disturb them? Ali and I sat out in the sun a lot, and on Saturday we went to the first birthday party of… Read More

Off to Scotland today to see our lovely daughter and family. First, there’s birding, luckily in a nearby location. So I do hope to upload some family and birding pictures in the next few days. Bye. Off to get ready. I AM NOT GOING TO BE LATE FOR BIRDING EVER AGAIN.… Read More

The story of Haz.   A couple of weeks ago I texted Catherine Murphy about something to do with the Children’s Liturgy on the Sunday. She texted back, asking if we were free on Saturday 11th as she had a massive favour to ask me. Foolishly I said yes, 😉 and I heard nothing for… Read More