Kirby Underdale

Sometimes the best experiences arise out of completely unplanned and spontaneous decisions! On Tuesday this week I had to take a trip to the Yorkshire village of Thixendale. Robert Fuller, a superb wildlife artist, has his studio there, and I went to collect a print Read More …

Summer’s Nearly Over

It’s been a while since I posted here, and summer’s nearly over! I’ve spent most of the last few weeks away visiting friends or camping in remote places with no wi-fi, which explains my silence. Summer might be over, but not my holiday jaunts. I’m Read More …

Today in the Dales

We’re  basking in a Yorkshire summer: a mixture of thunderstorms, heavy rain and the occasional sunny spell to keep the spirits up. Today we had a trip to the Ribblehead viaduct, on the Settle to Carlisle railway. The viaduct was built between 1870 and 1875 Read More …

Yorkshire Dales Special

Hi everyone. After a few year’s absence from the field (no more bad puns I promise), we’re back out camping. It’s been a while, so we’re practising by having a few days away in the Dales.  We arrived on Tuesday night in beautiful weather, but Read More …

Summer Days and Nights

It’s been a very outdoors sort of week. It’s just about summer in North Yorkshire and I’ve been making the most of the light nights and sunny weather. Last weekend the charity I volunteer for, Ryedale Dog Rescue, held their annual fun dog show at Read More …

Italy, day fourteen: 21/06/17

We’re back at home in not so sunny North Yorkshire, after two magnificent weeks in Florence and Bologna. We’ve got some magnificent memories and over 1000 pictures to remember our trip by.  Today’s photo will be the last of my daily postings: next week we’re Read More …