Monthly Archives: January 2016

Wet walk with kites

From Addingham we drove round the edge of the moor to Dick Hudson’s, a pub known as a starting point for walkers. A short climb and you are up on the moors. The day was clear and windy, perfect for … Continue reading

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A side trip to Addingham – ancient symbols and modern stone

Leaving the church at Addingham, we noticed some rather more modern stonework outside an unprepossessing building that turned out to be the church hall. After seeing Saxon stonework, we might not have bothered to go and investigate, but we were … Continue reading

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Please Support RNIB’s Campaign To Protect The Right Of Visually Impaired Persons To Continue To Receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) By Writing To Your MP Before 29 January 2016

Originally posted on K Morris – Poet:
The UK government is consulting on possible changes to Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a benefit paid to disabled people which, if implemented could lead to blind individuals losing some (or all) of the…

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A side trip to Addingham

After a glorious dawn on the moors and a leisurely breakfast, we packed our bags and headed out into a morning that looked like spring. We had found there was a Saxon cross at the church in the pretty village … Continue reading

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When you look out of your hotel window and see such a sunrise over the moors… Even the car park becomes a fairyland bathed in flame and the roads can lead to another world…

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Village life

There is really very little you cannot find at our village shop….

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Red Clay and Roses – a review

Originally posted on reading recommendations reviewed:
Red Clay and Roses by S.K. Nicholls Purchase copies here A Different Kind of Book Review Melissa set the tray of coffee mugs, sugar bowl and creamer on the table, and quickly began to…

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Meeting on the moor

Friday morning saw us on the road heading even further north… towards Ilkley and the moors. We could have been there in a couple of hours on the motorway, but we chose the long way round, going cross country through … Continue reading

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