Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Great Canal Walk…………..

Today I completed the last part of my episodic walk along the canal stretching from Brighouse in West Yorkshire to Rochdale in Greater Manchester (but it is Lancashire really!), a total distance of a shade under thirty miles. The various … Continue reading

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Cheese Rolling Contest 2017

This is the real reason that we in the UK chose to leave the EU. They were threatening to outlaw the traditional annual “cheese rolling” contest on “elf n’ safety” grounds and that the race did not conform to EU … Continue reading

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Willie and Julio……..the most unlikely combination!

Some years ago I developed an interest in “country music” (yes, I know it is treatable) and particularly artists such as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and the inimitable Willie Nelson. It was Nelson who really turned me on … Continue reading

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Canal Walk, Todmorden to Littleborough……………

  I had taken a break from my canal walks of late, but I thought that with the improved weather it was time to resume them. The next stage was Todmordern to Littleborough, a distance of just 6 miles, setting … Continue reading

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Todmorden turning into another Hebden Bridge?

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
My fellow blogger Kindadukish told me about a new cafe he’d found which he thought was worth a visit for our weekly “business meetings”. I had a look online and it looked…

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Beer restaurant on Gedimino pr. in Vilnius …. plus ça change

Originally posted on Man patinka Lietuva:
One of the first restaurants we visited in Vilnius over 10 years ago was the beer restaurant on Gedimino pr. not far from the cathedral square. You couldn’t miss it with the statue in the…

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Golcar Lily Day 2017……….a village celebration

Yesterday was Golcar Lily Day in the village I live in here in West Yorkshire, perched on top of the Pennine Hills. So what is the story behind the villages association with “Lily?” ‘LILY’ has long been associated with the … Continue reading

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