Thursday, 26 February 2009

Thursday 26th February 2009

Part of the discussion at yesterday's meeting was about memories of our last expedition. We all remembered the lady holding the orange flag : our tour guide around Rome. She made us all work hard during the day but at least we could all make a decent attempt at a Roman History GCSE after the tour.

Wednesday 25th February 2009

Lunch out again today. This time to Sheffield to a meeting of the Crosspool Cruising Club. It's time to start planning for our next expedition. Here is a photograph of the Cruising Club Executive Committee.

Tuesday 24th February 2009

Lunch with Joe Mitchell today so I searched out this photograph of him I took a few years ago.

Monday 23 February 2009

Still trawling through the Archives (I must dust my camera off and start living again). This was taken back in the sixties when I was at Fircroft College in Birmingham. Oh, I remember that typewriter so well.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Sunday 22nd February 2009

Again from the Archives : but this time I need some serious help. This is a strip of three negatives all showing the back of a house and a couple looking at the garden. The man appears to have a large white beard. I took the photographs but I have absolutely no idea of who they are or where they are. Any offers?

Saturday 21st February 2009

The "Three Graces" photo from the other day eventually got through to Charlotte and I promised her another one from the archives. This shows Jane, Peter, Charlotte, Issy and Terry Buckley. Now the only one of those I have no current contact with is Terry Buckley - any offers of an e-mail?

Friday 20th February 2009

I had to go to Barnsley today to collect Alexander (he is on his first Clinical Attachment) and whilst I waited for him I had a chance to look around the town again.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thursday 19th February 2009

According to the file information this shot - part of the same Tenby collection as yesterdays - dates back to the summer of 2004.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Wednesday 18th February 2009

This is from a few years ago. It shows Tenby : the backs of the houses on the Main Street which look over the Bay.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tuesday 17th February 2009

A trip back to the archives. Today I was continuing the task of scanning in old negatives, and this one came up. It must have been 1969 - forty long years ago. On the left is Jane, in the centre is Isobel and on the right is Charlotte. I am sure that Jane has Charlotte's e-mail address so perhaps she will send the post to her.

Monday 16th February 2009

Hopefully I am not tempting fate by saying that this is the last of the snow for this winter. All that is left now is the remains of what appears to be a giant snowball which materialised last week in the middle of the dual carriageway.

Sunday 15th February 2009

The last of the Ledsham pictures. The snow, the wall, the row of cottages - there is something quite fine about it all.

Saturday 14th February 2009

Still in Ledsham - no we didn't stay that long - and this is the Village Pump recovering from the deep freeze.

Friday 13th February 2008

After visiting the Greengrocers, we had lunch at The Chequers in the village of Ledsham. And after lunch a stroll around the village. This is Ledsham church.

Thursday 12th February 2009

So here are the two cousins, shopper on left, greengrocer on right.

Wednesday 11th February 2009

Dave and Jen's daughter Bev was over for the week and on Wednesday we all went to Garforth to the Greengrocers. The Greengrocer in question was her cousin, Lee.

Tuesday 10th February 2009

Catching up on posts - a week after the event. Nevertheless, I did take this photograph on the 10th and it shows Emley Moor mast against a sky thick with further snow.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Monday 9th February 2009

This is a picture of melting snow! Today it is bright and sunny and just a degree or so warmer so a very slow thaw is taking place. But the weather forecast has just been on the television and it suggests that there still might be more snow to come.

Sunday 8th February 2009

It is now a week and - as this picture from the Yellow Balcony shows - the snow is still thick on the ground.

Saturday 7th February 2009

This is a current photograph - taken yesterday - and it shows two things. One, the snow is very localised : there is no sign of it in the centre of Brighouse. And two, the impact of the credit crunch has hit Brighouse - Woolies is gone.

Friday 6th February 2009

I make no apologies for including so many pictures of snow : little else is happening around here at the moment. Today, Amy and I ventured into the woods. The mud is still there, but now it is hidden under a thick layer of snow.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Thursday 5th February 2009

I don't know why I put the empty bottles out for collection last night - there is little chance that the refuse lorry will be doing its rounds and even if it is, there is no chance of it getting up our road.  And it is snowing again, as this morning's photograph shows.

Wednesday 4th February 2009

The snow has a special effect on Amy. After a short while ice balls begin to develop on the fur around her feet. Once formed, like a snowball, they rapidly get bigger. Once, Alexander and I had to carry her back from a walk when the snowballs got so big she could hardly walk. Now she is careful about going out in the snow.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tuesday 3rd February 2009

This was taken last night when the thick snow was reflecting so much light that it could be taken without either flash or camera support. The cars have not moved since the weekend and they look set to stay for a while yet.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Monday 2nd February 2009

According to the news report I have just watched, we awoke today to the worst snow falls since 1991. Actually, it's not that bad, it is just that the snow seems to have fallen heavily on London and therefore we hear about it endlessly.

Sunday 1st February 2009

Why is it that every time you visit a city these days there is a big wheel parked in the middle? I suspect it is the same wheel which is being moved around. This was Manchester today, we were braving the weather to take Alexander to a Summer Jobs Fair.

Saturday 31st January 2009

Stripping the wallpaper off the downstairs toilet is the task of the weekend, Wallpaper stripping is a lousy job at the best of times, but even worse when elephant glue was used to put the paper on in the first place.

Friday 30th January 2009

Went to Sheffield today to collect Alexander and bring him back for the weekend. Looking back in the archives, this photograph is listed as being "Sheffield" and I must have taken it in the 1970s. Chances are the streets are now long gone.