Happy April!

Happy April! I’ve been out and about for the past couple of weeks taking photographs for this week’s ‘spring special’ feature. It’s been perfect weather for photography, so I’ve got lots of landscape and nature photographs to show you. I’ll be posting them on Friday.

For this week’s editorial I thought I’d let you know what’s coming up on the blog in April. I’ve planned a good mix of posts for this month, so hopefully there will be something here that you’ll really enjoy.

  • Friday 7th April I’ll be posting my spring special, with pictures from around home in North Yorkshire.
  • On Friday 14th April it’s book review time again. This month’s book The Stone Book Quartet, by Alan Garner, has some links to my family history project. The book is a collection of four short stories, based on memories of Garner’s family in Cheshire. It’s an amazing book, and has made me re-think about how I want to write our family history. Magical, funny and moving, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in ages.
  • While searching through our family papers, I came  across some fascinating items of my Grandfather’s from the first world war. On Friday 21st April, I’ll be posting an article about them.
  • Liz and I were out driving last week and stopped off briefly at the village pub in Burythorpe, about five miles from where we live. It’s a lovely old building that serves real ale: what more could anyone want? The walk from our house to reach the village goes though some beautiful countryside, so I thought it would be fun to take a walk to the pub and photograph what I saw on the way. I’ll be posting this photo-essay on Friday 28th April, and I just want to point out that this isn’t just an excuse to drink beer. The very thought!

Now the blog’s been going for a few months, I’m looking at a few ways of enhancing it. One thing I’m keen to add is a photo gallery, so I’m looking at options for this. I probably won’t be introducing a gallery in April, but I’ll keep you posted on progress.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Regards

Dave

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