I had no problems coming up with pictures for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Local.
All I needed to do was make sure I had my iPhone with me yesterday when I walked along to the post office to post a letter.
Here are a few shots from my short stroll.
We have one shop in our little village. Whilst it doesn’t look very big from the outside, it’s like Doctor Who’s Tardis inside. Or Aladdin’s Cave. There’s not much they don’t stock:
Our local pub used to be a windmill. Not that you couldn’t have worked that out for yourselves:
We have a church which serves three villages:
Lots of walls are made from Lancashire Brick which was famous in its heyday:
If anyone reading this post would like to live here, this house across the road from the Post Office is for sale:
As someone who was born in Glasgow and lived most of my life in the former industrial belt of Central Scotland, I am charmed by village life.
The milk still comes in bottles and is delivered every morning by a milkman, which is something I never thought I’d see again.
Local canal towpaths are there for walking and nature watching. I have become much more aware of the changing seasons since moving here. Like hearing flocks of migrating geese …. Honk Honk Honk…… or seeing the first lambs in early spring…..Gambol Gambol Baaaaa………
And whenever we tire of all this rural beauty, the motorway is only 10 minutes away, and the nearby train station means that Manchester, Liverpool, and even London are all within striking distance for a day trip (and of course and best of all…..Glasgow!)
Aye, you can take the girl out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the girl!