Category Archives: Social

A glorious September morning

My daughter had asked me if I could drive her to school yesterday, as a treat for her birthday. Being on annual leave, it gave me the opportunity to treat myself as well. Over the past six weeks, I had … Continue reading

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Commonwealth War Graves Harrogate

Last year, I enjoyed visiting two sites through the Heritage Open Days scheme. I may never even have heard of the places we visited had they not come to my attention through being listed on the website. Such is the … Continue reading

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A walk along Ripon Canal

I was recently introduced to wetlands near Ripon, a small city in North Yorkshire. In spite of going to nearby Old Sleningford Farm for six years, I still don’t know the area terribly well, because we have largely driven to … Continue reading

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Don’t mind us!

It is well and truly harvest time. So, my vegetable share from the local farm has become quite big as well as varied. Nevertheless, it would be such a shame to leave windfalls laying on the ground, even if they … Continue reading

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The best of August

Last night, I felt so content. Happy. Autumn is in the air and I love it. Beautiful days and cool, dark nights. However, as it is still officially summer, here are some highlights I didn’t get round to posting about … Continue reading

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Urban vs. rural

Yesterday, we met up with friends and took a walk from their house to Left Bank, which is a distance of some two miles. Some of it is through green spaces and the building at the end was definitely worth … Continue reading

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An altogether better place

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver is perhaps one of the most intriguing books I have read this year. It was lent to me by a distant neighbour in Altofts, near Wakefield. Having now finished this book and duly returned … Continue reading

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Hackfall

I don’t always read my emails. There are so many that the majority reach the bin before they are opened. Then occasionally there is one which I’m glad I took the trouble to look at. One such the other day … Continue reading

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Both sides of the border

This last week, we had a few days away, staying in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The original focus of the holiday had been to visit Bamburgh Castle after hearing about the recent finding of Viking remains and artefacts there. However, this turned out … Continue reading

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Someone has a sense of humour!

On Tuesday, I returned to my birthplace. Well, not the hospital or a part of Stockton-on-Tees that I had ever been to before but RSBP Saltholme. We were on our way up to Northumberland for a short break and I … Continue reading

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