Tag: Yorkshire

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It’s Week Four  of Friday Follies over at Proscenium.

And here is my entry.

Digging into my files, I came across this photo of a sign in a bookshop window that I took last year in the village of Haworth in Yorkshire. (the village where the Brontes lived).

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I like the gentle humour of this bookshop owner.

And just because it’s so old and lovely, I’ve included the main street where I spotted the bookshop notice in the heart of the village – Haworth West Yorkshire.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 Linked to Friday Follies at Proscenium.

Friday Follies Ep 1.4

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A second post linked to the Weekend Photo Challenge Bucolic from our other site https://weeklyprompts.com.

Last week on a hot and dusty day, my daughter Sophie and I with three-year-old Evie visited the Great Yorkshire Show, one of the most prestigious agricultural shows in England; weather-wise it was a far cry from the last show we visited just over nine months ago.

On that occasion, the last show of the season, my spirits were decidedly low, and the appallingly wet weather dampened them further.

In May I decided to forego the first show of the year in favour of watching the Royal Wedding, and I completely forgot about the following show that took place just a couple of weeks ago. The next show on my agenda in August will find us driving a little deeper into the Dales. 

We had an enjoyable time at the Yorkshire show, but the chronic back pain that had recently flared up again, coupled with the uncomfortable heat, spoiled the day for me and we spent less time soaking up the atmosphere than normal. Nonetheless, it didn’t deter us from having fun trying on a selection of hats, nor did it spoil our enjoyment of watching the sheep shearing and interacting with some of the livestock. 

Another surprise was bumping into my milkman/farmer who had provided some of his cows to demonstrate a milking machine, it’s not often you get to see the actual cows that provide your daily milk!

Upon spotting some almost black sheep, Evie broke into an impromptu chorus of Bah Bah Black Sheep and I think I managed to capture most of it. Apologies for the unplanned wonky footage!

I’ve made the decision not to visit the Yorkshire Show again. It’s a huge show with too many side stalls and far too many people, which makes spotting the events that are taking place in the various show rings quite difficult, not to mention getting close enough to actually enjoy them! Plus it takes forever to walk around and is outrageously expensive.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the weekend photo challenge Bucolic from our other site Weekly Prompts. http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/07/14/photo-challenge-bucolic

The Yorkshire Witch

The Yorkshire WitchJPG31st October 2018 – Continuing our theme of Halloween the midweek word-prompt on our other site Weekly Prompts is Scary Costumes and was chosen by GC.

We discussed the Halloween Prompts and I planned my posts in advance, but I had other things on my mind, and I’m now thinking that my response to the Saturday photo challenge may have been better suited to today and vice versa.

On the other hand, it’s just a bit of fun, and this is Halloween, so, leaving costumes aside, what could be more scary for All Hallows Eve than my edited re-blog of last year’s tale of the Yorkshire Witch!

The Yorkshire Witch

Far away  in Yorkshire, in the land of puddings, hills, and dales, nestles a tiny little cottage where visitors cannot tell tales.

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A witch lives there who loves to cook, but always from her special book.  Read More…