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

Spud on Sunday Part XLVI


Spud was not a totally impressed with my offer to walk him around the field this afternoon. I got the distinct impression he’d rather be playing ball with the boys.  For every few pace we made Spud turned back and checked out the back door, just in case he was missing someone or some thing more exciting.

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His luck was out on two counts, the weather today has been miserable,  no one wanted to be outside, sleet snow or rain, take your pick (this photo was taken during a very brief interlude) the snow didn’t stick around (as  Joe pointed out, it was suicidal of a snowflake to fall when the temperature is +1.9C) but the higher hills are white over. In addition everyone seemed to be engrossed in projects today, I’ve made a pair of curtains  (woohooo domestic goddess!) and I’m just about to get stuck into my efforts to eBay a large collection of ‘stuff’ that has been lurking around in my families attics for the last three decades.  This is a job I’ve been trying to get around to for months,  worse than not doing it, up until a couple of weeks ago all I’d managed  was some ‘research’ and to buy a Denby vase and an Art’s and Craft brooch; buying wasn’t part of the master plan. I’ve not quite broken even yet! Spud will have to entertain himself this evening.


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.

12 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part XLVI

  1. Yes, that reminds me: ‘Ebay’ has been on my To Do list for months, no years. I’m sure you’ll get stuff up for sale in no time. It’s a lot easier than starting a blog on wordpress!

  2. Aye – snow eh after a spring like few days! Who’d have thought eh? I certainly didn’t!

  3. You are braver than me in regard to e-bay. I would like to use it but am too feart.

    • As Joss suggests there is a very strong correlation with getting to grips with WordPress and eBay, I lurked around for sometime, before listing my first item. I found the most complicated bit was postage; but I’ve managed to successfully send an item to USA and get good feed back. I made a conscious decision to sell in the same ‘voice’ and ‘manner’ as I communicate on this blog.

  4. Your green field makes me cry. I think I can’t stand it.

  5. Same here. Your lush green fields contrast so sharply with our dull, dry, brown here. sigh.

  6. I don’t even wish to discuss how lovely and green it looks. I am like Joss – I have been wondering about e-Bay for a long time. Two of my neighbors are now using it to good advantage, and I’m going to go take lessons from them. I have a vision of my entire attic, empty at last, except for the things I can’t bear to get rid of.

  7. My sister got good results selling on eBay. Me? (sigh) It’s just one more thing to learn how to do, part of a long, long list. I haven’t even read my camera’s manual yet! Lovely shot of the ever-alert Spud, BTW.

  8. It seems like he’s looking for all those balls from the previous week!
    I’ve never even looked at the eBay site let along used it. xx

  9. I think Spud must be looking for Spring like the rest of us! What a lovely photo of him. Glad to hear you have successfully used eBay which will encourage you to carry on, I’m sure. Funny how much easier it is to bring stuff in, rather than send things out! It sounds like a huge endeavour and will take time, after all look how many years things have been collected! I know the feeling! (By the way, if you get a chance, come over and meet Quigley!)

    • I’m looking on it as liberating things to good homes where they will be appreciated. I’ve been surprised just how much my latent inner shop-keeper is enjoying the process though!
      Quigley is a beefy sort of guy!!

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