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

Lovely Ladies


Happy New Year to you all.

This little video made me smile, it reminded me of a generation of wonderful women who were part of my childhood.  They were kind, skilled and tough, they made Christmas puddings in white bowls with muslin lids, carefully tied up with string. They grew giant rhubarb and strawberries that tasted divine. Their quarry tiled kitchen floors were glossy red and their fireside brasses glowed in the firelight over the hand made rag rug . One especially has a place in my heart, Laura, my mums neighbour when she was first married, she could solve any crisis, knitted clothes for my dolls, baked cakes like these

old fashioned cakes_

and  she read me Winnie- the- Pooh  from beginning to the end, a chapter at a time, every Wednesday night when she came round for a natter and a gossip.

Oh yes, she was very like these ladies.

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.

7 thoughts on “Lovely Ladies

  1. Oh my! I did laugh! I really enjoyed listening to those lovely ladies ~ thanks so much for the links. Took me make to the old days and my Nanna. Great stories, too ~ their humour is priceless. Started my day off with a smile 🙂 Happy New Year!

  2. edit to read..Took me back to the old days….

  3. laughed out load, thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. marvellous old-wives tales – thank you for sharing with us.

    hopefully Spud is well 🙂

  5. A delightful post, and one which brings back happy memories of my own. Those cakes look delicious. xx

  6. I was a big fan of Winnie the Pooh, too, and still remember the excitement of watching Pooh on TV when it was his turn to be featured on the Sunday night family movie. Beautiful post!

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