Tuesday, July 21, 2015



I just got back from a trip to Wensleydale with my big sister Kath (or Maffrin, as we still sometimes call her.) Here she is above, striding down the hill from Burtersett to Gayle, on a cold windy morning (Sunday) when we wished we had our hats and gloves with us.

I didn’t take many pictures but here’s one of Lady Hill at around 9 o’clock in the evening. The man in charge of the spotlight didn’t quite have his aim right.

lady hill 

Here is another one of Lady Hill I took a few years ago:

lady hill at sunset

This one looks in the other direction, towards Bolton Castle – can you see it?

bolton castle in the distance

Same trip, looking down…I like the light.


And here is one taken on the Thoralby road above Aysgarth, the village my parents lived in. I took it one time when I was with my mother. The cows were going in for milking. It has been my desktop photo for years.

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Dave said last week - “What is it about you lot [me and my sibs] and cows?”

Well, we were brought up on a farm which had prize-winning Friesians, and we loved our parents and think fondly of our childhood, so I guess that has something to do with it…


  1. Anonymous8:57 pm

    One of the two copies of "But I told you" that I ordered weeks ago have finally arrived from Amazon (- I'm sorry I should have bought them via you when you were sending the royalties to a good cause I don't remember what) I ordered them on the 19th June - only one of two arrived today a month later - what is going on there???? Order says its from Amazon EU S.a.r.L. if that helps. I'm tempted to cancel the other order and buy elsewhere ! (but where?)

    They are going to be birthday presents for my next deserving friends

    Great photos especially the one with the cows in

    Love from Jen

  2. Hi Jen
    You can buy one or more from me.
    I will email you tomorrow.