Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Shibden Hall Blunderbuss

Trip to Gentleman Jack's former residence, Shibden Hall...the contents of the kitchen included a blunderbuss over the kitchen door.....

Weird Birds (Shibden Hall Stained Glass)

Strange images etched onto the glass at Shibden...



Terry Organ v The Hot House Flowers


                                     
Towersey Festival Performers: Guess which one I liked best- Plate-Spinning from Terry Organ's Cracking Crockery or The Hot House Flowers?


Saturday, 20 July 2019

Hokum at Bowerfest, Hall Bower

Join Hokum at Hall Bower Athletics club 1-3pm Sunday 21st July 
for skiffle and jugband blues with a touch of swing and the odd mambo....
followed by Storm who will be Rockin' in the Free World! Great festival at a great location with a warm welcome for all!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Mary Poppins in a Spin

Mary Poppings weather vane was my favourite!

Something in that Vane.....

Some vanes in Levisham....

Surprise Buddah

An old forge, thatched cottages....and a giant buddah (Harome)

Tales from the Riverbank

Around Harome...

Sky

Words of wisdom from a fellow "Youth" Hosteler at Helmsley....

Behold the Silage Man



Helmsley, Day 1: My Inn Way diary bemoans the arrival of the man who ordered 
the last fish in the fish and chip shop....



These Boots are Made For Walking


                                                
90 miles and no blisters....a great walk (Inn Way to the North York Moors by Mark Reid, highly recommended!)

North York Moors Walk



Saturday, 27 April 2019

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Javea Xabia

Hills, sea, palm, bench, wave pattern tiles, fish fence

Beehives

Beehives at Holmbridge...but no bees

Dobb Top Road

Well and 2 date stones at Dobb Top Road, Holmbridge

Holme Valley Domesday

Great walk round Holme reservoirs...the village and the farmhouse at Yateholme  was mentioned in the Domesday Book, 1086

Monday, 21 January 2019

P-P-P-Pick Up a Penguin

P-P-P-Police recovered 2 Humboldt Penguins stolen from a zoo after a tip off....

Moose Jaw War


The city of Moose Jaw in Canada is fighting to regain its title as home to the world's biggest moose statue after the  Norwegian town of Stor-Elvdal beat them to it  by 31 cm.....

Monday, 14 January 2019

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Pen Makers to His Majesty King Edward VII


Ad from pen box - 1901-1910 

Enlarged Portrait of John Heath's World Famed Beauty



Pen nib advert from  inside a box of nibs, which I got given. My sister in law worked in a book shop which was previously a stationers -they were disposing of a shoe box-full of old pen nibs from the 1900s!  Birmingham was the pen-making centre industry in 1865 and according to one Mr Timmins there were 12 steel pen manufacturers making 14,112,000 pens a week using up to 10 tons of steel!





Tuesday, 8 January 2019

On Pleasure Bent


Thanks to Gav for this 1967 LP by Kenneth Williams...most...unusual!!


Check out the tracks on this website: 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Top Cards


My Favourite Christmas cards this year isn't shown without the permission of the young artist, whose Christmas tree being decorated by elves with hidden health and safety hazards is just brilliant eg. an elf being electrocuted by fairy lights! Inside the card he's being taken to hospital on a stretcher...... Home made top prize here though to Jayne Wayne for her lino cut, Al Phil for her collage and "Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Roseberry Topping" by Anita Bowerman with thanks to Rosemary and David.

Top Ranking Santa

 This Year's Most Popular Christmas Card designs received by us Stewarts.
1st: Santa, 2nd: trees, 3rd: deer/ reindeer. Hares, Christmas greetings, snowmen and snowy streets next, with a poor showing from owls, penguins, dogs, robins, sheep, cars, bears, teddies, mice, flowers, nutcrackers and the 12 Days of Christmas. Bringing up the rear: a duck, a peacock, highland cattle, a candle, a snowflake, a gingerbread house, 3 Wise Men,  an angel, a prayer, Joy, Glory, Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a Christmas pudding disco ball.....