Sunday, December 24, 2017

love isn't done

love & respect at Christmas to you my visitor.

A Christmas Card sent in 1907 from Saranac Lake by my  Grandfather in  New York State to the family back home in Scotland.....
See other photos from  my Aunty Brenda's Collection here:
Read about Saranac here:
 This is a  sepia saturday post   

Magda Davitt (Sinead O’Connor) 
With the Ulster Orchestra. Live at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland; May 12, 2008. 
a lovely song about Christmas time & family love & loss ....... 
me & Cath went to Christmas Eve Mass  in  Mytholmroyd.

 Tu Spoczywa 
Wladyslaw Zimnoch 
(14th Feb 1917-26th Dec1984)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

great vanilla journeys

A few random images of our move from the top of the hill to the waterside.
I have    bloody awful lower back pain today.....! Removing was the cause......I find swimming helps ( must be something to do with moving horizontally rather than vertically?) Less strain on my spine.? Looks like that canal gonna come in handy....

Sunday, December 10, 2017


the view from our new living room......
We moved house this week!After 33 years in Hebden  Bridge.......
email me at For new landline number:postal address;etc  (although the line wont actually be  connected until  the  20th)
[We will contact people individually  with these details eventually ,but we are running around like blue-arsed flys this week,so forgive any delays in getting in touch personally .]

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Cath's Birthday