Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside





A family holiday at the seaside can be fun with the older members reminiscing about bygone times while the younger members are experiencing those activities for the first time.

The weather, as always in the Yorkshire coast, is variable to say the least; we can have all four seasons in the space of an hour!  We had a glorious Summer earlier on and the forecast wasn’t great for the last part of August but we were treated to some lovely days and the heavy showers waited for night time. 

Sand, sea and all the S’s
 Space

 Sunsets
 Sky



Sleeping in, Swimming Pool, Swings and Slides, Skating at the Roller Disco, Skimming stones,
Strolling.

Scarborough Day Trip

 Open top bus

Peasholm Park
 Sailing (on a pedalo)


Sewerby Hall and Gardens
The Hall has just been refurbished but no photographs can be taken

 Shiver me timbers
 The walled garden




 A new born Alpaca with mum
  Over the years, we have entertained visitors from as far afield as Sweden, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Italy and Rumania and it occurred to me to begin a visitors’ book.  I found a suitable one in a charity shop.  It is actually a Hebridean one, but it is beautifully illustrated and does the job.









 Bet you're wondering what Hello Kitty wrote in the book


Friday, 1 August 2014

For Yorkshire Day I give you ..... Harewood House

It seems that 1st August has become Yorkshire Day so I have included some photos of a recent visit to Harewood House.


 The Stupa next to the Himalayan gardens.  Walk round it a few times for luck








 The knot garden planted up in yellow.  Kate and Will started the actual race for the Grand Depart of the TDF


 Every garden should have one!

My short story in SevenDays magazine

  I’m delighted to report that my short story  “Coasting Along ” has been published in Issue 4 of  SevenDays  magazine.   This will be my fi...