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



On Saturday one of Mr Uphilldowndale’s running buddies (I’ll  not publish his name, I’ll just call him ‘G’) was seriously injured when he was in a road traffic collision whilst out on his bike. We’re all sending  our thought’s, love, good wishes, prayers or what ever we have to give, to G, his family and those who care for him. Worrying times and we feel impotent, we wish we could do more.


I came across G a while back here.

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We were both on our  way to work, he had stopped to admire the view,  whilst I more likely, had stopped to catch my breath. We chatted, he was in reflective mood. I told how  him how Mr Uhdd was frustrated at not being race fit and was niggled by minor injuries. G offered this advice. ‘Tell him to eat more pies, he thinks he need to keep his weight down but he doesn’t, he need to eat more pies; I know I’ve done it myself.’


So I’m sending pies, or at least the metaphorical health giving properties of pies, its all I can do.


Heather x

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 “Sending…

  1. Blogging is a funny old thing – we pop in from time to time and take stock of what’s going on out there why? because we get to know each other and ACTUALLY care. Sending pies too – with lots of love. Denise xx

  2. I’ve recently been sending things into hospital to my cousin who was seriously ill, and it’s difficult to know what to give. Since she wasn’t able to eat, and hadn’t been able to eat pies for many years, metaphorical pies would have been perfect for her too!

  3. My sympathies, and hope that he makes a full recovery. xx

  4. Sending prayers and positive healing thoughts for your friend.

  5. A family member was killed in an car-bicycle accident when I was younger. It’s made me think differently about cycling on the road than most people around here. I’ll send some pies to G, too. Best wishes.

  6. Pies should do the trick, especially metaphorical ones. I don’t like to hear of cycle accidents, they are too common.

  7. I like G’s advice very much and wish him a speedy recovery.

  8. I am sorry this happened to your friend, and to your whole community. G sounds like someone I would like very much.

  9. I add my sincere wishes for a full recovery for G, and send healing heart-shaped pies as well ❤

  10. All cyclists need pies (and cake too). Lorries and bikes don’t mix very well, on the other hand. I had a scary moment with one the other day in a cross wind and decided discretion was the better part of valour… Wishing your friend a full recovery.

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