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

At a crossroad


I’m still here, not that you would think so, from the lack of posts.

I’ve been busy putting a project to bed, its nearly done now, I’ve only a couple of days work left to do. What next, I don’t know,  I suppose you could say I’m at a small career crossroad .


This extravagance of signage for a modest little junction, is at Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley

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.

9 thoughts on “At a crossroad

  1. I agree with your feeling that we may be over signed these days. Of course when I was young and lived in Kent, the powers that be had removed all the local road signs to avoid giving guidance to any passing invaders and put them back in a rather haphazard way so seeing informative and accurate signs is a treat.

    • We often talk about what it must have been like in deepest Devon, during the war, with the lanes being very sunken and every junction looking like the last, it is very easy to get confused, and you certainly don’t want to follow your SatNav or you end up on the tidal roads!

  2. So you’re at the end of something, while I’m at the beginning of a big project. That’s lucky because I might need your help. I’ll be in touch.

  3. I don’t know your musical tastes, but I never can hear a reference to a crossroads without remembering that great Robert Johnson classic, done here by one of my favorites!

  4. At least they can all be clearly seen. In general there are far too many signs which often leads to confusion. xx

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