Bellerophon symbol, variation 7
Wednesday 6th March 2024

Another strange item of spam

I'm guessing that due to ever-improving spam filters, the spammers have to try harder to get our attention. I found this item in my spam folder recently:


Are Faster Payments subject to a fee?

And that was it. There was no link, an unremarkable subject ("Monday Process") . . . nothing else. Perhaps the writer envisaged that my curiosity would be peaked so much that I would have to reply. I mean, are they subject to a fee?! And how fast is faster?! Are slower payments subject to less of a fee? And what payments are we talking about here?! So many questions . . .

Saturday 24th February 2024

Rusland / Satterthwaite

Tuesday 13th February 2024

Combloux, day 3

Monday 12th February 2024

Combloux, day 2

Saturday 13th January 2024


Sunday 7th January 2024


Saturday 6th January 2024

Trough Road, Over Wyresdale (?!)
Somewhere in the Trough of Bowland, perhaps Over Wyresdale . . . who knows? Anyway, we were a little concerned that a small patch of young woodland had been felled / 'managed' recently, owing to multiple sightings of a barn owl in these environs recently. Hence, there are a couple of photos here depicting the now barren land. Of course, the tree felling had been done under license by the government, as the sign pointed out, so I'm sure it's all perfectly legit and above board . . .

Monday 1st January 2024

Somewhere around Sizergh

Sunday 31st December 2023

based upon molecular dynamics or microcanonical ensemble algorithms
I wouldn't normally take pictures of food . . . would I?! Do I?! I don't think so. Do I?! No, of course not. Anyway, a lot of work had gone into this food preparation, including M****'s amazing tray-based platter, so I kind of wanted to capture that some how. So that was that. We had friends around and it was the usual thing at midnight, watching Big Ben, the fireworks, and all that . . . and then a few drinks and then bed time, once 2024 had been 'welcomed in', whatever the hell that means.

Thursday 28th December 2023


Tuesday 26th December 2023

Box, boxes, boxen?!

Monday 25th December 2023


Sunday 3rd December 2023

Warton Crag
Not entirely sure what M**** was up to, but in the pursuit of getting a bit of fresh air and all, R****** and I went for a quick walk this afternoon. We didn't think the Lake District would be a great idea - a bit too far away, given the time available, and the roads may have been affected by ice and snow. So we went for Warton Crag instead. Hopefully this isn't the last of the snow we see this winter . . .

Saturday 25th November 2023

High Dam, Finsthwaite

Saturday 11th November 2023

A different part of Nicky Nook
We've been up Nicky Nooky many times but this time R****** and I tackled it from a different angle, from the top of the road of the car park at the back of Wyresdale Park, seems to be one way of describing the location. Anyway, it was a linear walk . . . we went up the steps, wandered around a bit, checked out the tarn, and then wandered back the same way. We could have taken a longer, circular route but, as you can probably tell, time (and light) was against us. Seemed to be quite a popular destination as well. Hmmmmm.