Category: History

The Oldest Street in England

In response to the Photo Challenge ‘Heritage

Exploring and appreciating my English Heritage has become a pleasurable pastime of late. Places and buildings that I previously took for granted are now being viewed with renewed interest and fresh eyes.

This week I visited  York, a city steeped in history and some fifty minutes away from my home.

This is ‘The Shambles’ reputed to be the oldest street in England and dates from 900 AD.


The Shambles York

Because I’m Happy

Written in response to the Daily Word-prompt ‘Pleased’

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break, I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way, Because I’m Happy…       This is just how I behave when the sun comes out!

There is something pleasing and strangely hypnotic about a sunshining day, especially in the season of spring, it brings out the best in us and in lots of different ways. It’s the time for hope, new life and new beginnings.

Somehow the sunshine clears away the cobwebs and refreshes the mind. Have you ever noticed that if you’re feeling a little down, how stepping out into the sunshine clears your cares away? It brings a smile to your face, a spring in your step and a cheerful good morning to everyone you meet. Read More…