Preparing for a birthday…

I am back in Hackforth, visiting my folks; joined by Mrs Backhouse and a heap of technology. Alison is coming over tomorrow on the train. Michael and family are also making an appearance around midday – it’ll be good to see them all. The reason we have gathered...

When I Was Walking With My Niece

My niece has a birthday coming up; she is way past the point of being a toddler but I guess I am getting misty-eyed because I have been remembering hanging out with her when she was wee and how different she made everything. For example, Toddlers don’t...

Shingle Bells

I wrote a field-blog, shooting from the hip and on the road blog to wish you and yours the best for Xmas ’22. See, Kathryn and me went to my folks for Christmas ’22; Alison was there with Betsy, and Michael & Hannah stopped for Christmas lunch and...

Hackforth Sleep-Over

Me and Kathryn spent the weekend up at my folks; we were given the opportunity to escape the smoke and head out to the big green. Took this offer with both hands and were picked up around 10:30 Saturday after a sleepless night. S* & B* (the smallest of our branch...

Family Bash ’22

We had a family get-together recently. It was held in leafy Warwickshire and it was good to see everyone. Some of the faces I had not seen since Grannie’s funeral. It was held in a very picturesque village near where the Battle Of Edge Hill was fought – there...

Appleby Pt. II

We did Appleby! Me and Kathryn are safely pyjama’d up and in for the night, back in Mowbray Square, Harrogate. We got home just before 3pm this afternoon after a memorable train journey. The scenery was spectacular on the train. We went over the Ribbleshead...

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