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

Where the wind blows


We are still awaiting the return of of our telephone connection, storm Doris seems such a long time ago now.  We’ve all been juggling with our mobile data quota, I have a long to-do list on my desk.  Mr Uphilldowndale has spent a lot of time listening to the  ‘music’ whilst awaiting a conversation with Plusnet. Their service isn’t what it once was.

We left it all behind and went to south Wales to see Joe, and spent a couple of nights on the Gower, we’ve been there before.

Looks like they get proper windy weather, all the time.

Where the wind blows_

We had a lovely walk along the coast path to Rhossili 

Coast path Rhossili

and enjoyed a welcome beer over looking the bay. I thought it might be a bit cool sat outside with Spud the dog, but the wind dropped and the sun broke through warming our backs. It was delightful.



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 “Where the wind blows

  1. Living with an intermittent phone service almost seems to be a ‘life style’ choice in some areas. We back our BT line up with a satellite broadband connection, for those occasions when weather causes havoc with the landline (mainly lightning-induced). The running costs aren’t cheap, but we managed to have it installed with a subsidy available for those ‘hard to reach’ areas. I’m assuming the same deal is on offer in England (we’re in Scotland). At the beginning of the year, we had a flyer from BT offering fibre superfast broadband. They accepted our order, and then took over a month to discover that the last bit of copper cable to our property wasn’t up to the job, apparently. Whatever they’re covering themselves in, it isn’t glory. I hope you’re back online soon.

  2. How annoying that you’re still not reconnected. Good to see that you enjoyed a few days away. xx

  3. Oh, those internet services. Over here, just say the word “Comcast” in a group, and watch the reactions. Thank goodness for getaways. That sign, and the destinations it proclaims is just lovely. And the wind-bent tree? Down the Texas coast from me, there are oaks that bend in the same way, thanks to prevailing winds off the Gulf. Bending but not breaking: that’s the ticket!

  4. It always amazes me that they are still using copper wires in the UK. All net connections are provided wirelessly and we manage close to 10mbps. more than enough for streaming and the like. Our mobile is our phone, so no need for ant line rentals. We had some volunteers visit a few years ago who had travelled to Spain, Italy, France and the UK, they said that our spot, in the middle of nowhere, was the best internet they had had on their year long travel! I just wish some of the other infrastructure of Poland was better 🙂

  5. Looks like a nice pint of bitter by the way, one thing I miss.

  6. Great perspective in the beer shot.

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