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Our 'Ruby' week-end
Monday, March 26, 2012      11 comments

It was our Ruby Wedding Anniversary yesterday. When we married forty years ago it was Easter Saturday and in those forty years it has only fallen at Easter again once, our nineteenth. We didn't want a 'do' so on Friday we headed up into the ... Read more
Fred's nest
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

Here's a little treat from a couple of years back for all my wonderful Spark friends. I know you all love nature and I apologise if some of you might have seen this before but I love it and think it's well worth a re-show! The blurb on th... Read more
return visit
Monday, March 19, 2012      6 comments

It was Mother's Day yesterday so after a pampered morning and a delicious lunch out we returned to Tophill Low in the afternoon...to walk off some of the scrumptious and not very Spark food I'd eaten! This time we decided to walk the 'O' re... Read more
the 'D' reservoir
Saturday, March 17, 2012      3 comments

We decided to visit Tophill Low water pumping station. It's an RSPB reserve with two large reservoirs set in wetlands between the west bank of the River Hull and Barmston Drain that are a haven for wildlife. It's a working station and provides... Read more
forestry walk
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

Dh and I went up into the forestry above Wykeham on Sunday. It's beautiful there, so peaceful and quiet. We park up and walk the rides between the tracts of trees. Where we walk is a managed forest of mostly pines which mature and are r... Read more
Spring is in the air
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      3 comments

Well, the rain went away and so far it's stayed away. We've had some wonderful sunny days over the last week, the little extra warmth has sent things into overdrive, though it's misty and overcast today it's still a pleasant temperature and it... Read more
rain, rain go away...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      3 comments

Rain, rain go away, come again another day! The old childhood adage worked!! We had seventeen hours of continuous heavy rain over sunday which continued through the night and then most of monday morning. Tuesday, though a little c... Read more
words of wisdom
Sunday, March 04, 2012      8 comments

I've had this on my Sparkpage for a while now but it still makes me smile: ... Read more
remember to...
Friday, March 02, 2012      7 comments

Dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening And live like it's heaven on earth. Be happy!! ... Read more
Thursday, March 01, 2012      3 comments

Pink ink heart Valentine zentangle I made for my DH...that's supposed to be us in the middle...lol... I like to zentangle, I find it very relaxing and I can watch tel... Read more
Lofty heights
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      6 comments

Oliver's Mount is a five hundred foot high hill to the south of Scarborough affording magnificent panoramic views over the town and surrounding areas. There's a wonderful little cafe-cum-restaurant set on stilts into the side of the hill so y... Read more
a Sunday sashay
Monday, February 27, 2012      4 comments

We walked around Scarborough mere on Sunday afternoon. A remnant of a larger body of water which surrounded Oliver's Mount, it now covers sixteen acres and is owned by the Scarborough Angling Club. It was windy and very chilly but enjoyable... Read more
see what a touch of sunshine can do...
Saturday, February 25, 2012      6 comments

It's been a bit warmer this last week, mainly due to the wind dropping. Surprisingly Thursday's weather was supposedly warmer than the continent at seventeen degrees...we never quite made that here, it was more down the south of the country... Read more
'Snowdrop walk'.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

My friend Ruth and I decided to go on an annual 'snowdrop walk' in the grounds of a nearby stately home. It's Thorpe Hall, near the village of Rudston in East Yorkshire and is the home of Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat and his family. It isn... Read more
Well, hello!
Thursday, February 16, 2012      10 comments

The temperatures have picked up nicely now and the snow is disappearing fast though we've got weather predictions of very low temperatures and possibly more snow for next week. It's nice to see the sunshine on the viburnum and the hardy little... Read more

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