Every year in the UK there is a short window of opportunity to enjoy the splendour of a Bluebell carpet.
I lived in Switzerland for over 35 years, and never saw any Bluebells, so imagine my joy of coming back to the UK a few years ago. Of course I made sure of visiting the woods!
This is my entry to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge.
delicious Fish Chowder, more to eat than to drink!
Coffee yes, but with Petit Fours!
Cocktails while waiting for the band to strike the first chord
Drink is this weeks challenge for One Word Photo Challenge.
Names is the first challenge for the Daily Post Photo Challenge in 2017. A visit to one of our supermarkets in town during the lead up to Christmas always brings a smile as staff wear fancy dress. They do seem to be enjoying themselves too don’t they. Please say hello to Lorraine and James who kindly posed for me.
The Vaults (of Leith)
My Grandad would often tell tales as we shared a glass of malt, basking in the heat from the crackling fireplace.
As a Cooper, he would regularly inspect the Whisky puncheons held in the Vaults of Leith.
Before each round, he would prise out a bung and help himself to a glass.
One day a Master made a surprise visit.
“Do you always take a glass before your inspection?”
“I do Sir, because there is always a strong smell of whisky and foul air and I would soon turn sick and be unfit if I didn’t harden my stomach.”
They started their inspection together, but the Master, feeling a little squeamish said, “I think ye are no far wrong, a wee dram would fortify my stomach also.”
So my Grandad gave him a drop from the best cask in the vaults and henceforth they became firm friends. (147 words)
The weekly What Pegman Saw is a fascinating weekly flash fiction challenge based on a Google Street View location, somewhere on the planet.
My story is culled and contextualised from the histories of Leith.
This week’s challenge comes from a street view in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. A city I lived in from 1968 to 1978. Fond memories.
This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is : Shine
These are photos taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture park of a sculpture by Not Vital.
This is just one of the works exhibited this year. The park is a joy to visit and this lovely shiny pelvis caught a lot of eyes.
Today’s photo was taken in Lindisfarne, Northumberland which is a fascinating place to visit. Careful not to venture out when the tide is low however because the road is flooded.
You can obtain Mead at the local shop, it’s a wonderful beverage!
This is a statue of St. Aiden which can be found in the shadow of Lindisfarne Priory.
The UK Pink Floyd Experience
I saw the UK Pink Floyd Experience a few years ago in Grimsby and were disappointed when they didn’t come back again this year so my wife and I went to Cheltenham to see them. It was well worth it, even if it was a few hours drive away.
We stayed overnight and drove back the next day. It was yet another mini adventure!