A Good Sign

It’s probably not pronounced Straight On, but it still made me smile.

Up hill and down Lathkill Dale

We took advantage of a fine day on Tuesday to enjoy a walk with some colleagues. We set off from Youlgreave and headed to Lathkill Dale.

There was a diversion to Over Haddon for some lunch. It’s a picture-book village, with a nice pub and some excellent views over the local area.


The Colour Purple

We are rapidly becoming acquainted with the many faces of the Snake Pass. Now that SuperMum has moved to a new care home, it has become a regular journey for us.

I had always assumed that the name came from the twisting and turning route followed by the road, but last year we found […]

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

We spent today in Maryport. The first time we visited here, we fell in love with the rugged beauty of this stretch of coastline. And, just like the people in films and holiday brochures, we had an entire beach to ourselves. Perfect..


Staring at the past, wondering about the future

There is some extensive conservation work going on at Furness Abbey. Happily most of the abbey isn’t hiding behind scaffolding, so we were able to explore.


Looking at the remains of the nave, I found it difficult to imagine what it looked like when it was still a working abbey. […]

A Monstrous Hedge


I’ve always liked topiary but I haven’t visited this one for a while. Yesterday we took a detour to see whether my favourite hedge monster was still in residence. As you can see, it was still there – and sporting a rather splendid bouffant hairdo. I wonder what that will be once it’s […]

It’s a beautiful sunset, but it’s not a metaphor

After such a long absence, I’m not sure I should be posting pictures of sunsets. It’s not a metaphor for the fate of this blog (at least, I hope it’s not), it’s just that the sky looks very  pretty, so I though I’d share it.


Buckminster Fullercleaner




Sometimes I’m so glad that my camera is always in my pocket. This was taken at the Cite des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris.

It’s just crying out for a caption isn’t it?

Any suggestions?


Mystery Tour

Actually this post is not really part of a mystery tour, but it is the opening entry in a series called ‘Places That I Have Found Interesting But Which I Have Somehow Failed To Get Around To Showing You’

Impressed with that catchy title? No, I didn’t think you would be, but I’m running with […]

Minding My Own Bus-Ness

I couldn’t resist this:

Rashbre’s is here. Or make your own here.

Photo credit: Jon Worth, of atheistbus.org.uk (the legal stuff is here)