Monday, 16 July 2018

Alnwick...

With foot still painful - but able to depress the clutch - I said goodbye to Berwick-on-Tweed. For anyone feeling too cheerful, I can recommend an attack of gout; a sense of humour disappears even quicker than England flags, following our World Cup exit. In Alnwick today, having spent the last 24 hours editing pix.

I was going to visit Scotland, but the border was closed...


Friday, 13 July 2018

Immobile...

I’m glad I don’t have any immediate appointments to keep, as I’m stuck in Berwick-on-Tweed with the gout. Very painful, though thankfully I have a supply of pills to take. They don’t work right away; it might be 36 hours before I see any improvement. In the meantime I’m wincing and hobbling. But I’m parked up in a free car-park overlooking the river, next to a cafĂ©, so I won’t starve, and I can get on with reading and writing until I’m mobile again…

Thursday, 12 July 2018

England 1, Croatia 2...

Football came home, but only for a shit, a shave and a shower; then it went out again. I watched the game in a splendid little pub in Berwick-on-Tweed. Good beer (Exmoor Gold), good company and a pretty good game too. When England went ahead, just six minutes into the game, I really thought we were going to win. But Croatia came back strongly in the second half, scored two goals... and that was that.

Licensed this shot - a regular seller - of a lorry on the A82 through Glencoe...


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Butterfly Hospice...

A charity shop, in Boston, raises money for the Butterfly Hospice Trust. Nobody wants butterflies to suffer needlessly during their last few minutes (or mayflies during their last few seconds), so I was happy to support the work of the trust by buying a DVD, Brief Lives...





Monday, 9 July 2018

Windermere...

Back to Windermere - briefly - to see the doc about my gout (though the pain in my foot stopped, as if by magic, the moment I walked into the surgery). I quickly found we had something in common: a love of birds... and photography. Drove over Kirkstone Pass, stopping to take pix - and have a pint - at the Kirkstone Pass Inn. I'm now parked up in Penrith.

Thornton-le-Dale...


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Coming home...

After England beat Sweden yesterday, Ulverston filled up with excited fans singing “Football’s coming come”: quite a sight on a hot summer night.

Rural policing...