02/05/20

Poem written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara

To start the month of May thought perhaps we could ponder a little more on our situation but also remember what has happened before. Came across this poem written in 1869, which was reprinted during the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1919, and written by Kathleen O’Mara.…

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30/04/20

Bolton Castle in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

When I was little, many years ago, we often used to visit Bolton Castle. For me it was a magical place, the stuff of stories, exciting, fearful, daring and I also think that is where I started with vertigo! We would scamper up the winding stones steps…

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21/04/20

Elizabeth Guy - Humble Pie Cookery Kitchen

Some of you will know who I’m talking about and perhaps some may not but I wanted just to say a little bit about Elizabeth Guy Fawcett. Elizabeth used to vert successfully have Humble Pie Fawcett and Guy in Askrigg…

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08/04/20

Staying indoors and still having fun!

We’re into our third week now of lockdown, we're all in this together and thinking of things to pass the time fruitfully can be a bit challenging some days. Are we all getting a little bored with the usual puzzles?…

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04/04/20

In the Time of Quiet by Phillipa Atkin

Didn’t know whether it might be appropriate to post this now in the situation we find ourselves in and the time of year. A poem by Phillipa Atkin - In the Time of Quiet.  Hope you enjoy reading and that you’re keeping well and safe.…

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29/03/20

Sunday 29th March 2020 in the Yorkshire Dales

I know you’ve probably heard it said before but, yes, what strange times we’re living in although looking from the house on Lower Back Nook in West Burton you would really not think anything different was going on in the world.…

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