The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Linton - At rest ...

Some rather old gravestones in the churchyard of St. Michael & All Angels at Linton.

A pleasant place to end one's days ..


Friday, 30 October 2009

Linton - St Michael & All Angels

Down by the river you'll find the -pretty country church of St. Michael & All Angels.


Thursday, 29 October 2009

Linton - Peaceful scene ..

You'll find this little bridge not far from the Falls - quite a pretty little scene ..


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Linton - Linton Falls

Back to the Yorkshire Dales for a number of photos - this time to the small village of Linton which is not far from Grassington ..

Here the famous " Falls " which always attract quite a few visitors on a good day

When the river is high and fast flowing after a good rainfall then an impressive sight can be had - the river rushing and gushing at great speed ..


Monday, 26 October 2009

Poor Sunday !!!

It was a poor Sunday for our local football teams -

Manchester United lost to arch rivals Liverpool 2-0 and had a player sent off .

Our other team Manchester City managed a 2-2 draw against Fulham but this sort of display and result is not good enough for a team that has set its sights on being in the top four at the end of the season.

So watch this space .......


Sunday, 25 October 2009

Lymn - More photos from our morning trip ..

Still at the garden centre - this pirate guards the wildlife pond ....

This car is certainly going nowhere fast ..


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Winter here soon ...

Well it's that time of the year ...

Tonight the clocks go back one hour - we may gain an hour but the evenings will feel very cold and dark.

I guess winter will be soon with us !!


Lymn - A morning trip

A wet weekend and nothing to do so out and about with a trip to the Willowpool Garden Centre in Lymn.

Lots to interest the discerning shopper ...


Allotment 8 - More work !!

November 1st we take on more allotment land - and this is what the new land looks like - weeds weeds and weeds ..

A lot of digging here I think ..


Friday, 23 October 2009

Allotment 7 - Why do it ??

Why do this ??

This is the entrance to our allotment - and " someone " has decided to dump their rubbish by the entrance gates .

The sad thing it that most of this could have been dumped in a wheelie bin rather than leave lying around the area for other people to pick up !

The beauty of Britain ....... !!!


Stamford - Flowers ..

A few colourful flowers to greet the visitors on their arrival in Stamford ...


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Stamford - the pub

One of Stamford's many public houses !!


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Stamford - Stamford Baron

This part of Stamford is in Northamptonshire not Lincolnshire - these small back streets are in an area known at Stamford Baron.


Monday, 19 October 2009

Stamford - the alley ..

Quaint little alley with a few shops - including a Thai " take-away "


Stamford - Down by the river

Start of a new week and I shall be showing the remainder of my Stamford photographs this very week ...

I think this area down by the river is usually called " The Meadows "


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Bad summer ..

It has been a bad summer - wet and wet !!

Some plants seem to have thrived in spite of this ...

The bamboo - this has doubled in size this year !

Pampas grass is just starting to flower - I'm very proud of this plant - in the past we've had problems growing pampas ..


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

A repeat ......!!!!!

No apologises for repeating this photo of the River Roche in Heywood ..

And why ??

I submitted this photo to our local newspaper the Heywood Advertiser and last week it was printed in the latest edition ..

So very happy !!!


Sad garden ..

Well summer is over and the flowers are starting to fade - next job in the garden will be to cut these down and tidy up the flower bed.

I've already started planting tulip and crocus bulbs ready for next spring ..


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

From a window ..

I was quite impressed with this view of a rather pink sunset - taken from our bedroom window ..


Monday, 12 October 2009


Here is our friendly robin in a more familiar pose ....

These seeds do not seem to last long before the birds have swallowed them all up ..


Sunday, 11 October 2009

Done at last ...

Well it's done - decorating completed and even a little time do some gardening ..

This little fellow decided to follow me around the garden - sitting virtually on my elbow until of course I decided to get the camera out and he was then suddenly very shy !!


Sunday, 4 October 2009


No more pictures next week on Rambler - the study or more correctly the small bedroom is to be decorated - yes a fun time next week .... and the iMac will need to be packed away unless of course I want to cover it in paint !!

Anyone out there actually like decorating ??


Saturday, 3 October 2009

Stamford - What church ???

You'll find this church in the centre of Stamford

For the name of the church you'll have to enlarge the photograph and read the notice board - good luck !!


Friday, 2 October 2009


Some more photographs of Canterbury centre taken during our 2006 outing to Kent -

It is quite a busy and vibrant place .


Thursday, 1 October 2009

It's been ....

It's been a busy day today - visiting banks and building societies , doctors and chemists , supermarkets and TV shops . Certainly I'm now in the need of a rest ..

Here are some shopping centres from our past travels -



Photographs taken way back in 2006 ....


Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940