Friday, 2 October 2015


I spotted an Angel in the sky - can you see it?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Bolton Abbey

I am often reminded on our many walks that Yorkshire is truly a beautiful county.

I must have said this a million times to hubby on Sunday as we made the most of an unexpected day off (for him) and took a trip out to Bolton Abbey - just north of Leeds.

It  was one of those glorious Indian Summer days that makes you fell glad to be alive.  We walked together and made plans for the future and generally just loved our day out.
Of course he exercised extreme patience as I photographed everything on our 9 mile walk!

We made plans to return here for a longer spell in Spring.  Well why wouldn't you!

Monday, 28 September 2015


Hello - remember me?  Sorry, I have been a bad blogger.  But I have been out and about (a lot!) so I will have plenty to show you now that the nights are drawing in.

After work this afternoon, I called to pick my Mum up and take her to see the latest exhibition causing a big stir at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  The wave of Poppies is enormously popular.   I know that weekends it gets a bit crazy! 

 It was a beautiful afternoon and we enjoyed our brief wander down to the lake.

 Don't they look stunning.
 The rest of the park is slowly putting it's Autumn coat on too.

 I couldn't resist a quick look at the new Rob Ryan exhibition.  I haven't had time to pop and see this so it was great to pop and have a nosey.  It's truly fabulous.  My photo's don't do it justice.  These are amazing pieces.
 Unfortunately, the shop had just closed as we got to it!!  Never mind - it's close enough for me to pop back later.
 And on our way home, I spotted an Angel in the sky - can you see it?
I'm off to catch up with you all - it's great to be back xx

Sunday, 23 August 2015


On Saturday, a small number of us from our walking group took the train from Sheffield across to the east coast.  A walk to Cleethorpes had been planned but first we had to get off the train in Grimsby and catch a bus to the gorgeous little village of Tetny.  As you can see, I quite enjoyed a ride on the front seat of the upper deck!!

 It was an absolutely scorchio day, and Grimsby looked worthy of further exploration - so I think I shall return another day.
 Our walk from the village took us over fields and waterways.

 Once across the fields, we couldn't resist an early stop at this gorgeous little country pub.
 Off again, and down to the coast where we walked along the sea defence wall.  One huge attraction of this walk for me was that it was very flat, but that also means that the high winter tides can come rolling well in land to the low lying villages along the coast.
 The weather was absolutely perfect and the sea breeze was lovely as we reached the beach.
 Cleethorpes lies in the Humber Estuary and is busy with large ships going to and from Hull and also the large docks at nearby Immingham.  I loved the look of these derelict sea forts.  A chap we had been talking to at the pub said that whilst he was working on the sea defences here, he had dug up lots of World War 2 memorabilia that had been discarded from the fortifications around here.
 I haven't been to Cleethorpes for years, and it has certainly changed.  The central part was very busy with families enjoying a fun filled day on the beach.  It was lovely to see it so busy.
 The beach around Humberstone was gorgeous.

 I hadn't realised that the Greenwich Meridien line ran through here either.  That was a surprise.

We had a fantastic 8.3 mile walk and ended up in town with plenty of time for another drink or two, a paddle in the sea and fish & chips before we caught our train home.  The station is slap bang in the middle of the town and on the sea front - so dead handy!  We arrived home to discover we had missed one hell of a summer storm.

Another great walk with the walking group and a fabulous day out by the sea.  Check out the groups new website - and our leaders version of the same event!!!