Author Archives: kindadukish

Autumn at the Sculpture park

Took myself off to the Yorkshire Sculpture park this morning was it was such a lovely day, albeit the remnants of Storm Ophelia (who the hell came up with the idea of giving bad weather names?) were still around in … Continue reading

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Self help psychobabble………………

For years I have argued that the “self help” industry is potentially the biggest con trick perpetrated on society. People are often told “you can be anything you want to be”, which is demonstrably untrue e.g. I cannot become Pope … Continue reading

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Opera!…….ee lad, thats music for posh folk

Growing up in a working class family in Lancashire in the 1950s and 60s I can’t say that opera was something that I was exposed to, nor did I seek it out as it was considered “music for posh folk.” … Continue reading

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Marsden Jazz festival is sidelined for a visit to Standedge Tunnel and a boat trip!

Today was the final day of the Marsden Jazz festival here in West Yorkshire. Marsden is tucked at the foot of the Pennine Hills and as such suffers from very variable weather. Yesterday was grey, grim and raining but today … Continue reading

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Graffiti in Madrid…….art or vandalism?

I have held the view for many years that those cretins (I refuse to call them graffiti artists) who go about spray painting graffiti on buildings that do not belong to them, should be rounded up and strung up from … Continue reading

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Madrid Revisited…………….

After visiting over thirty major cities in Europe, twenty of these were capital cities, I had always held the view that top of my list would be Vienna for its architectural and cultural history, closely followed by Lisbon with its … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags………a farewell walk

This morning I visited one of my favourite walking places (second only to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), namely Hardcastle Crags, just north of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. It was a little damp and overcast when I arrived, but undeterred … Continue reading

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