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Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Wun course too low

In an idle moment today, my fingers played internet search word association. What started with an attempt to buy my children’s names as internet domains, brought me, via a competition to win an iPad Air and a report on the tourist impact of the Tour de France on Yorkshire’s economy, to a delightful British custom.   214 more words

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

Autumn Selection

Time for a second selection of cultural offerings to be explored over the next three months and to be discussed in October (scarily it will be autumn by then!). 126 more words


The Poem That Ate Pollution

“In Praise of Air,” a poem by Simon Armitage, is the world’s first catalytic poem.

Printed on a giant 65-foot by 32-foot banner, mounted on the wall of a building on the University of Sheffield campus, it overlooks a busy interstate. 107 more words


Paul Wright’s Simon Armitage painting at National Portrait Gallery

Paul Wright’s oil painting of the poet Simon Armitage is currently displayed at the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award exhibition. The picture was commissioned by a friend of the artist and sitter, Andrew Moorehouse, who has privately published a selection of Armitage’s writing. 105 more words


Walking Home along the Pennine Way

Several years ago, Christine went to a conference in Liverpool and I tagged along. The day she gave her paper, I took the train to Edale, a village in the Peak District National Park, and spent the day wandering around the moors and valleys. 854 more words


Books on Travelling ~ Show July 12 and 13


“Carsick” by John Waters

“Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder” by Dave Barter

“The Map Thief” by Michael Blanding

“Where the West Ends” by Michael Totten… 70 more words

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