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

Good the Bad and the Ugly


My feet barely touched the ground last week ( andI certainly spent a lot of time on the road, some of it more literally than is healthy).  I’ve been to Bangor, Newark and Worcester.

By  breakfast on Wednesday, I’d seen the good, the bad, and overheard the downright ugly.


But for the sake of this blog we’ll stick with the good, the good was going to see Tom, at Bangor Uni, we stayed overnight leaving Joe and Spud the dog home alone, they seemed to have enjoyed the independence.


Mr Uphilldowndale and I took a morning turn along Bangor Pier after our cooked breakfast*.


Bangor Pier_

Mr Uphilldowndale commented that it looked a little run down,

Bagor Pier_


I said I thought all piers had looked like that since the 1960’s (but not being a northern working class lad, he didn’t ‘do piers’  in the 1960’s).

Bangor Pier 3

My friend Mrs Ogg said she thinks it looks lacking in ‘pierphernalia’

Bangor Pier 4

*After a bracing stroll (gloves would have been handy) we went for a second breakfast, with Tom, at the very tasty Blue Sky Cafe in Bangor


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.

3 thoughts on “Good the Bad and the Ugly

  1. There is certainly no candy floss parlour to be seen but it seems to have a restrained elegance about it.

  2. Piers have always looked like that, as far as I can remember. I like the pictures. xx

  3. Pierphernalia…a good word 🙂 Sounds like a lovely visit. How can it not be with two breakfasts?

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