It was a pleasant September day as we headed for Haworth and Bronte country for a 11km Saturday walk. I parked the car in the first car park I found in Haworth and walked over to the pay and display machine. It suddenly occurred to me that this might be the car park that has been… Continue reading Haworth to Top Withens and a nice chat with a wheel clamper !
Last weekend I spent two nights in The Lake District. There were four of us and we stayed at Little Town Farm near Keswick, a Bed & Breakfast guest house with amazing views of the Newlands Valley. We headed off from Leeds on the A65 towards Kendall and Windermere and then north towards Keswick. It’s a… Continue reading Cat Bells walk from Littletown
Finally, summer 2012 started this weekend ! Yesterday I went on a 5 mile bike ride and today I walked for four hours on Ilkley Moor. I have got the sun and ache a bit but I feel good ! Ten or more years ago the walk between the Cow and Calf rocks and Dick… Continue reading Cow and Calf to Dick Hudsons Walk
What a few days I have had ! I have visited 3 different hospitals in 4 days because I was struck down with kidney stones. I have to say, however, that I have nothing but admiration for the NHS staff I encountered and whilst sometimes I had to wait several hours without anything happening the… Continue reading Kindney Stones & 3 Hospitals In 4 Days !
Spring is in the air and it’s a bright cool day so I decided I needed a walk. Horsforth is a nice suburb of Leeds but it’s not all houses. You can, as any Horsforth resident will tell you, find some nice rural views and at the same time take in a bit of local… Continue reading A Sunday Afternoon Walk Along the Canal At Horsforth, Leeds
I started working from home over three years ago. I have a little office with two phones and a desktop PC. My office is a bit smaller than I would like but it’s good enough. I can remember when I had to do the daily commute into Leeds city centre. It is only about 5… Continue reading Working From Home Is Great When It Snows
With news everyday of shops and businesses closing and a prediction that unemployment may rise to 3 million I thought that I would share my experience of redundancy with you. For many, redundancy can be unexpected but I suppose that I was lucky in that I knew several months before that my office was going to… Continue reading Redundancy – Maybe not the end of life as you know it!
1. Work at something you enjoy and that is worthy of your time and talents. 2. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Believe that anything is possible and be persistent, and you will achieve. 5. Treat everyone you meet like… Continue reading 20 Secrets of success and happiness