Best of April 2020

moon over Bowes

A third of 2020 has already passed. A year that none of us will forget. For the whole of April I have stuck to the guidelines set out by the Government and only ventured out once a day on my daily exercise. I think that only twice have I used…

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Best of March 2020

Cotherstone at Spring

Who would have believed only four weeks ago that the world would now be in a such a state? Covid19 has gripped many of the countries of the world and as I write this, here in the UK be are in almost full Lockdown. This is a momentous time in…

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Best of February 2020

Romaldkirk church

There’s another month off the calendar. And what a month is has been. Usually at this time of year here in the north pennines we can expect periods of cold, frosty weather with a bit of snow thrown in for good measure. Like most of the rest of the country…

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Another day, different weather

West Plantation snow

Just one day after my last blog post. The one thing about living up here in the north pennines is that weatherwise hardly two days are the same. After my blog post of that bright winters dawn yesterday (The Early Bird) today was a different matter. We were greeted by…

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The early bird….

Holwick as the sun rises

There are many days where I could sit and type a decent short blog. The words may not be as important as the accompanying illustrations, whether artwork or photographs. But time just slips away. However, this morning was one of those days where I felt the need to put together…

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It’s that time of year

Greeting Cards

Where has the year gone? It only seems a short time ago that we were hanging up the 2019 calendars and turning the page to the month of January. Now we are half way through November and December beckons. I have spent some of the time in recent weeks adding…

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Off shopping

Raby Castle at sunrise

 Nothing special about going to the shops, what with the hype that is Black Friday and the run up to Christmas but actually on this day I was off to the supermarket for the mundane routine of pushing a trolley for the weekly food supply. As usual I set off…

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