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

More Snow Forecast


It was heading for dusk when I drove over Peep o’ Day today. It remains cold and icy around here, and the forecast is for snow again tonight.

dusk 3


Time to tend to the livestock and head indoors, the lights were already going on across the valley.




The delightful name of Peep o’ Day, comes from the name of the farm house at the top of the hill, named I’m told because of it’s small window, that faces due east, and catches the first rays of the morning sun, at peep of day… that’s what my mum told me so it must be true. (You can stay there is you like). Oh and if you do come to stay; do this


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.

8 thoughts on “More Snow Forecast

  1. It has to be said with a Northern accent 🙂 Great name.

  2. I’ll be glad when ‘peep of day’ gets lighter and warmer! xx

  3. Ooh it’s lovely to get cosy in winter, provided your house doesn’t leak, your windows keep out the draughts and your heating stays on. Even if it all goes wrong, there’s not much a dog, a duvet and a good book can’t solve.

  4. You always have the loveliest photographs. I’ve nipped several to put in my wallpaper program’s rotation, and enjoy all year long, including that one of the farm house above.

  5. So happy I came across your blog! I love the eclectic feel of it, and your photography of your idyllic countryside is simply stunning! Looking forward to reading and seeing more! 🙂

  6. Is there anyway to find out more about the farm house “peep o’day” I lived in the house as a child and now reside in the U.S. All I can find online is the rental cottages. Interested in finding out the history if there is any local knowledge of the place. Any leads would be much appreciated.

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