The Bridge House in Ambleside has stood over Stock Beck for 400 years. The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge House to access their lands on the other side of Read more about Ambleside’s Bridge House: a 17th Century Survivor[…]
Sitting on the Naughty Chair…..in the Naughty Corner. A couple of Oddball pictures taken on a recent trip to Barcelona.
The “Gift of the Gael” is a replica Viking Longship based around a Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the Birlinn, also known as a Scottish Galley, developed in the Hebrides and Western Isles of Scotland. Viking settlers would have commonly used this design as a small cargo ship for trade, exploration, invasion and warfare Read more about The Gift of the Gael[…]
Yorkshire Tea There’s nothing at all odd about drinking Yorkshire Tea when in Yorkshire but I couldn’t resist posting this picture as an OddBall Challenge. I took this picture a few weeks ago in a very traditional teashop in the village of Saltaire in Yorkshire. Even though there was glorious sunshine that morning, the heavy Read more about Yorkshire Tea[…]
Blackpool, one of the seaside resorts on our Fylde coast, has not one, not two, but THREE piers. A walk along any of them in summer or winter is always a delight. In winter they are deserted with all the sideshows shuttered up, whilst in the holiday season they are ablaze with colour and general Read more about Roll up! Roll up! All the Fun of the Fair![…]