The people over at WordPress, the Happiness ones have just spread a little unhappiness by saying… (as from next week) ‘On yer bike’. So quite apt that I’m using it as the title of my post today.
A little taste of Yorkshire
Following the highly successful inclusion of the hills and dales of Yorkshire, in the 2014 Tour de France road cycle race, a new road race the Tour de Yorkshire was developed.
Earlier this month, on a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon, the Tour de Yorkshire passed by the end of our lane. After a long and gruelling climb up the winding Chevin hillside, where the competitors were enthusiastically cheered on by locals and visitors alike, reaching the summit and the top of our lane must have been a great relief.
After soaking up the superb and euphoric atmosphere of the race, my family did what we do best we had a proper Yorkshire get-together here at home, a family BBQ. Unfortunately, not all members were present, some had flown off to the sunny climes of Dubai, how very un-Yorkshire of them!
Just a couple of weeks later, the first agricultural show of the season took place.
Otley Show day was also the day of the royal wedding and the wedding was an event I couldn’t possibly miss. Eldest daughter Victoria chose to show her patriotism by wearing her Union Jack dress, and even when hanging out the washing, you have to admit my girl has class!
Youngest daughter Sophie chose to take her children to Otley show and watch the wedding later. I asked her to film a couple of the events, but I have to say I wasn’t expecting to see the one she finally sent to me – thoroughly Yorkshire and shared here with a piece of very old Yorkshire music that is refusing to leave my head!
For those interested in video editing – The family BBQ video was something of an experiment. I used a short video that my iPhone had automatically produced and using the video software Lightworks I disabled the audio and deleted part of the video. Next I added a clip of my own choice and finally re-enabled the audio to create the video you viewed!
© SueW-nansfarm.net May 2018 – In response to the word prompt Ceremony, something we don’t stand on here in Yorkshire!