Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England



A pool side party

I’ve always felt that Barbeques  are a bit over rated, in this part of the UK at any rate. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been to some excellent B-B-Q’s its just that around here they need to be spontaneous, The charcoal lit  because the weather is right (this is why our butcher is as skilled meteorologist as he is a butcher, he has to have a keen eye for the weather, its no use having a cool cabinet full of kebabs and burgers when all the customers want is warming stew and dumplings) It’s when they are planned weeks ahead that I get a little nervous, I’ve spent too many afternoons/evenings, not quite warm enough, for it to feel as relaxed as intended, a fleece  layer short of comfortable. So when it was announced that Joe’s year group were going to mark the end of their juniors school days, by not only having a B-B-Q, but that a open air  swimming pool had been hired for the occasion I was a little apprehensive, thinking it might be a long cold afternoon. But I needn’t have worried, what little bit of summer we’ve had , turned up right on cue

Swim 2

It would have been even better if I had remembered to take the polarising filter for the camera. But never mind


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “Splash

  1. I totally agree about BBQ’s – they have to be spontaneous as one cannot rely on the weather. On Saturday our village is having its annual BBQ during ‘The Fun Day’ (or perhaps not?)

  2. Your getting technical with that camera, hahah

    Does Mr Uhdd do any cooking on the barby????

  3. Was that today? Here in London it’s been overcast and drizzling all day! xx

  4. Ive been to London today Flighty, yes the weather wasnt good. Kings Cross,Wandsworth,Paddington, Wembley and Brent Cross.
    Too much hustle and bustle nowadays for me.

  5. It was a week or so ago Flighty, it has poured with rain all day today.
    As for the male of the species and cooking @ BBQ’s (Mr Uhdd, isn’t a BBQ devote, I might add) but it is very interesting how it seems to be a ‘man thing’ to cook on the fire, very hunter gatherer!! (she says making a sweeping generalisation)

  6. well have a good holiday
    any chance of some blogging ???

  7. “but it is very interesting how it seems to be a ‘man thing’ to cook on the fire”

    But surely only men know how to burn food properly!

    (She says, having this week managed to boil a pan of cabbage dry and turn a perfectly good pizza into a pile of charcoal…)

  8. Glad it turned out to be fine weather for the occasion ~ I love eating outside in good weather. In Canada, BBQing is big, and often at about suppertie, there is a definite yummy smell in the air ~

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