April

Oops – a little late, but better late than never.  Calendar picture for April:

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No April showers this week though.  Here is a tiny little cute avenue of trees in bloom that I wandered past on my way to swimming the other morning:

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Right in the middle of a built up area.  A bit of a gem.  The photos don’t do it justice, and I know it’s hardly beautiful countryside, but it is a delight to stumble across, through a tiny little alley-way at the back of the shopping centre.

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I am grateful for this.  It’s the small things. 

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Hotch Potch

Some random photos from my memory stick:

The fridge at work.  The idea is that we bring back a ‘tasteless’ magnet when we go on holiday.  Well, we have some pretty tasteless ones, so that worked…. But they do make us laugh.Image

Part of the ‘New York Skyline’ – actually a salt and pepper set, again, quite tasteless, but again looks kind of cool in the shadows when the sun is behind them.  Always makes me smile when I go into the kitchen and spot them.  Well, it takes all sorts I suppose….

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And, for good measure, an actual skyline photograph;Image

Nearer to home : Stones found half way down Fairfield Fell in The Lake District.  Cute, eh?  I wonder who did that, and who it was done for.

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Picture of Big Ben:

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Picture of the paralympics:

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Walking in Yorkshire..

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Quite easy to work out which fridge magnets are mine then….

The Third Peak

Well, it only took a year, but I finally manged it – the third peak.  You can find the story of Peaks one and two here: 

So, it was time for Peak number three, Ingleborough.

We put our best feet forward to start the trek:

Best feet forward

Best feet forward

 Note the new boots.  My old ones  were ten years old, and were really finished, so I was given new ones for my birthday.  I thought I had broken them in….

This was the start of the walk:

The start

The start

…and here is the cave mentioned in the signpost:

Ingleborough cave

Ingleborough cave

It was a beautiful walk.

Trow Gill

Trow Gill

Trow Gill

Trow Gill

Gaping Gill

Gaping Gill

Gaping Gill Lunch spot

Gaping Gill Lunch spot

It's this way.  follow me!

It’s this way. follow me!

Looking back

Looking back

Looking back

Looking back

Little Ingleborough - not too far to go now!

Little Ingleborough – not too far to go now! See? It’s just up there!

Pen-y-Gent from Ingleborough.  Nearly there!

Pen-y-Gent from Ingleborough. Nearly there!

The top!

The top!

It took a long, long, time, but I made it!

Made it!

Made it!

Legs and body fine – feet, well, not so good.  The boots are so comfortable – until you walk up mountains in them!

But, I managed it.  That’s it, the third Peak done.  Have to think of something else for next year….