Thursday, February 23, 2006

We had snow!!!

We opened the curtains to a winter wonderland this morning. We were delighted as our grandson was coming for the day. We were sledging by 8.30am. We were so lucky as the snow had disappeared by 12 noon!!!

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
Had a visit to Brimham Rocks near Ripon in yorkshire yeserday. What an amazing place. Overlooking Nidderdale it is a photographer's heaven. Having said that I took loads of pix but only two or three were half way decent.. just carried away by the rocks and the sunshine I think.
The rocks are a wonderful place to take older kids as they can be let loose and there are lots of places for them to have a scramble round. I was amazed and horrified though at the sight of a couple of dad's who were scrambling up rocks carrying 18 month old babies and 3 year olds (yes one man carried two of them) up onto rocks which had 50 foot drops. I couldn't bear to watch in the end and had to turn away. Maybe I am just too protective but it seems bizarre to me to risk your kids falling just for the sake of a good pic or a nice view.
Apart from that 'It's a grand day out'.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Marine Lake visitors

Marine Lake visitors
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
Spent last weekend with my sister in Southport. The weather was very, very dark. In fact I had to manipulate this photo almost out of existance before you could see the ducks properly!!
Anyway we had a great time.. shopping walking and giggling.
We are meeting again next weekend when they come to stay in Clitheroe.. we are taking them to Malham!!
Had the sun today and it was just wonderful.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

England's green and pleasant land.

We are still keeping up with our New Year resolution to get fit.Last weekend we walked over Penistone hill and down into Haworth. Everything was so green... proof of all the rain we have been having. Haworth was as busy as ever despite it being the last weekend in January.
The tourist information centre is well stocked for the time of year and now has a dleightful Japanese assistant and lots of Haworth postcards in Japanese. I don't think we have ever been without seeing Japanese tourists there. Can't blame them can you!