2018 has been perfectly awful for me – but I have managed to get out and about a little, I just sorted thru photos from my camera which survived the computer crash I had and uploaded them to my flicker account in case of further problems. The computer still crashes frequently, as soon as I get the motorbike fixed, which has now been garaged for 5 or 6 weeks, then I shall see if the computer can be repaired properly. I don’t think I actually lost many photos, as I’d already uploaded most to flicker.
Here’s one of the cat, from xmas time, as I can see a father xmas on the floor in the photo!
Here’s some Snowdrops, or at least I think thats what they are.
Went for a trip to Manchester,
to see Fever Ray!
I thought it was ok, but I’d rather seen her 7yrs ago, when she was doing the shamanic stuff.
Went on a trip to Brodsworth Hall, its only 5miles away, so its local, its a former “Stately Home” which just means someone who had a lot of cash lived there, but doesn’t anymore – now its open to the public, the gardens are very pleasant – you can imagine how nice it must have been to live there in the 1890’s, or 1920’s, walking about going “oh Cedric, the gardens are simply lovely” And so forth –
The house itself is quite modest by country house standards, its very Yorkshire, inviting, but only in a kind of do as you’re told sort of way – if you ever saw “The Secret Garden” film, or anything of that ilk, it would be a good place to film it, quite imposing and austere? Its nice inside, but hardly cosy as such! Quite nightmarish actually I should think!
Went to the Yorkshire Sculpture park and saw this exhibition which I photographed. Its like music, but not! There were bluebells in the wood nearby, so I photographed those too. Bluebells were really late this yr, cos the weather was crap!
Went to Castle Howard, which is a big stately home, about 35 miles away, there was an exhibition of this birds and flowers thing, its an old victorian invention, they spin it round and it looks like the birds and flowers are moving – like those wheel shaped things with slots cut in it, and it looks like the horses were jumping? Its what they did in those days to get off! LOL Actually, it was pretty impressive!
After that, I took half a ton of photos round the house and gardens
Then finally, went on a trip to Nostell Priory, its another stately home, only about 5 miles away, its got nice gardens and stuff to walk around, and I got some nice photos there, especially the red chair, with no one on it!
Oh yeah then we went to Hornsea, (yesterday) which is about 60 miles away, and then today we went to Selby – they have a street market on holiday Mondays, (which was today) Weather has been fine, but still no motorbike!!! Argh!!