We had a very foggy day in St Ives, and we know from experience that if you travel just 6 miles to the opposite coast, you can often find a completely different day. And so we found ourselves at St Michael's Mount in Marazion.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Long time readers of my blog will know that it is no secret that St Ives in Cornwall is my very happy place. We have visited this gorgeous seaside town every year (sometimes more than once per year!) since we first had our family.
This was the first time that hubby and I had been on our own. We missed them, but it was easier and much cheaper!!
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Last week I visited The Lyceum theatre in Sheffield to watch the brilliant "Full Monty" , the play of the marvellous film that was written about the demise of the steelworks in our own city of Sheffield in the 1980's (thanks to Mrs Thatcher!).
The play, like the film demonstrates perfectly the total and utter despair of the men that have lost their jobs when the unthinkable was happening. And it shows the gritty northern humour that always shines through and helps carry people through and bonds them together in desperate time.
These times seem so long ago now but the effects still can be seen in this wonderful city of ours.
If you can catch the play, I urge you to. It's moving and funny - a great night out! x
Friday, 15 May 2015
On a nice evening, we like to have a walk around nearby Elsecar Reservoir. Elsecar Res was made to feed the Dearne and Dove Canal that was built to take the Coal from Elsecar Colliery and the iron from it's ironworks to the rest of the world. The mining industry in the area ended in 1983 and nature has been busy taking back the surrounding area from it's industrial past.