Category Archives: Yorkshire

Carving Valleys

This morning, when I took Ruby for our walk along the river to Hey Green, the world had turned all watery. It was a bit of a shock for both of us, as we have had such a dry autumn. … Continue reading

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Marsden Moor

I love the moors above the village. I just can’t get to them often. Marsden Moor is like the sea. It is open and free, changes colour with the light and the season. It is somehow alien, dangerous, a reminder … Continue reading

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Further Proof (if proof be needed) of my Foolishness!

Here are the promised photos of my ill-fated expedition to Berry Greave last week, which has resulted in a lot of proprietorial tut-tutting from those people who don’t quite get this sport of extreme disability scootering. First, there was the … Continue reading

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The Contented Cow

The strange, and possibly interesting, thing about the glorious late spring weather we are having of late is that I seem to stop writing. My days are so taken up by being gaspingly happy that I just don’t have the … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Naming

The old place names contain the spirit of the place. They are its history and carry the stories of people who lived here hundreds, even thousands, of years ago. Ancient field names, the names of farmsteads and old houses, hamlets … Continue reading

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Lower Green Owlers

Today, the fourth sunny day in a row (something of a record, I think!), Ruby and I set off on a real adventure . . . an expedition to Lower Green Owlers, a remote farm on the moors, about a … Continue reading

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The Moods of the River

The river is a constant presence, curling beside me . . . on my left on the way out, and on my right on my way home. It is born high up in the black peat bogs of the moor, … Continue reading

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