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

Over the Hills and Not So Far Away


Is Mottram, I’ve posted about  this village (or is it a town?) before. You might recall it as quaint or historic form my post.

cottage Mottram-1 

Sadly* this week it has been the scene of an atrocity that has put it on the map for reasons that are beyond  comprehension to any right minded person.  For overseas readers, two young women police officers were lured to a hoax call and murdered, shot and a hand grenade thrown at them. Just over the hills and not so very far away *shakes head in disbelief*. 

*Sadly is not the right word is it? But I dammed if I can think of an adequate one.


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.

6 thoughts on “Over the Hills and Not So Far Away

  1. I no adequate words. My thoughts are with you and the community.

  2. Another place becomes famous for all the wrong reasons, like Hungerford and Dunblane. Like everyone else, my thoughts go out to the families, friends and colleagues of the officers.

  3. Awful story taking place in an idyllic and beautiful building. Yes, suddenly we can all be close to the events, we tend to only read or hear about ……

  4. I can’t think of an alternative word to ‘Sadly’. It’s a crazy world we live in nowadays , and at times like this worrying. xx

  5. Taser vs. gun and grenade — PCs Hughes and Bone never had a chance. Words fail.

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