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March Photo Challenge

It’s time for  Kate’s Photo Challenge.

This month’s words were simply perfect for me.


That is the

which from the bottom looks like this. Yes I really did walk down to the bottom and back just to take a picture, well I wanted a walk anyway.

That’s snow on the top. Now legend has it that Giant Wade became very cross at his wife and scooped up a big clod of earth to throw at her. This is the hole he left behind. He missed and it landed at Blakey Topping.


I am busy preparing for the arrival of my son and his family so I made a lemon cake. Easter cupcakes to follow.

It tastes better than it looks.

Reading Now

I have bought no less than three wonderful books this month. The 1950’s scrapbook is full of images of life in the 1950s. If you enjoyed the TV programme “Back in time for tea”, you will love this. I took it to my psychology group when we discussed nostalgia last week. Already one of the other people has bought it.

The tree book was in the National Trust sale for £6. The photographs are simply gorgeous and a must if you love trees and National Trust properties.

With everything going on in our lives I have almost ground to a creative standstill. This  Art book gives you 365 different activities. One on each page for a year. I am at such a  standstill I am still on pages one and two, but I love the book.

Black and White

Please…I was in Stratford-upon-Avon, just how is a gal supposed to choose one black and white picture?

A whole row of almshouses next  to the school Shakespeare attended. I was really spoilt for choice on this one.

Starts with an H

The Hole of Horcum would have done but then I spotted the Hathaway tea rooms named after Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife. But there is only one H in my life. Beloved oldest grandson, Master H

My Own Choice

Wind blasted tree at the Hole of Horcum. I had trouble narrowing this to one from that walk, so I may take you  the whole walk in a future post.

Hope you enjoyed my selection and I wish you have an enjoyable Good Friday. I shall knit and natter tomorrow.



Comments on: "March Photo Challenge" (23)

  1. I have seen the Hole of Horcum many times but never heard the story behind it – awesome

  2. Such interesting pictures. Always love to hear about myths. Love lemon cake even more! 🙂 Great to see you handsome grandson and I’m sure your 365 days of art book will do the trick – i love that sort of thing and am a great advocate of shaking the cogs loose this way.

  3. I love the idea of that 1950s scrapbook. I sometimes think I would have been better off born then:)

    • It is a lovely book and the 50’s were a nice time to be a child in. I think children of the 50s and 60s were very lucky.

  4. There was a lot here. I don’t think I’ve ever had lemon cake. I would like to try one someday. Your grandson is very handsome and looks very happy. I would love to visit that tea room.

  5. claire93 said:

    that was a long walk down and back up again!

  6. Some great H’s there, and your lemon cake looks great to me!

  7. Shirley said:

    Happy Easter, your cake looks lovely. Great photos.

  8. It’s so interesting to see how everyone interprets Hawthorn’s words; your cake looks wonderful; quite often mine sink but they still get eaten! There is something fascinating about old trees.

  9. H is for Handsome Mr. H! What a good-looking young man! This is a great collection of photos–the Hole of Horcum fascinates me!

  10. Cake looks good to me but then how it tastes is even more important. I like lemon cake but I have been making Simnel muffins this morning (my idea) think they are going to work out okay! Like all the photos.

  11. Lovely pictures. The cake looks delicious… I do like lemon cake. I’m toying with making orange and chocolate buns (not keen on dried fruit, but hot cross buns always look so appetising, so this would be a good alternative).

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