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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 6 October 2012

THE RACONTEUR. (06/10/12)

Or perhaps this ought to be La Raconteurse or to be even more pedantic An Scéalaí. I’ve heard so many wonderful, not to mention unlikely, stories from the Labour Party conference this week I had assumed I’d be storied out. I was listening to Radio 4 this morning after our walk and have never heard such brilliant and amusing commentary. This Irish lady is just fantastic, informative, irreverent, and entertaining. Her name is Eanna Ni Lamhna and if you have half an hour to spare she can be found here at RAMBLINGS. 

The weather is fine and cool, it’s a grand day but I have a bit of a mood on. Don’t know why, I'm just fed up. These two pictures are from yesterday. I need a change of scene but am stuck here for another couple of weeks.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      The view from the van.

PA054275_6_7_8_9_tonemapped_edited-1       Yesterday I walked to the neighbouring village it’s a pleasant wander of about two miles and it’s all on farm tracks. Middleton St George is nothing to write home about nor did I notice anything to snap. Next week when things have dried out a bit I’ll have a circular walk with a packed lunch and explore further.

Tomorrow, it’s van cleaning day but if it stays fine I may catch the train to Stockton and see what that has to offer.

That’s all for today.

 

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Adrian. Lovely colours on that building.

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    1. Linda, I may be driven to a post on old brick and pan tiles.

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  2. Well built wall to greet you every morning. Great photos. Oh, and yes, because you run that kinda blog, it is "wheat arse".

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  3. Thanks for the link, Adrian. What a delightful interview. I like Eanna's advise - go slowly and keep your eyes open.

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    1. Pauline she is wonderful and should have a nature ramble programme of her own.

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  4. Farm tracks sounds like an interesting walk. Are these pubic roads or private trails?

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    1. Red, private but there is no hassle using them as long as dogs are controlled.

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  5. Adrian, I like the color of that first shot. I'm sure you'll find something fun to shoot soon.

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  6. Thanks so much for the link to Ramblings ~ I was pleased to be able to hear the interview because they can be unavailable to those living outside the area. It took me a little while to get into the rhythms of Eanna's speech as she speaks so quickly. Very enjoyable ~ thanks again :)

    At least if you're in a mood and 'feel like climbing the wall', you have a lovely one to climb ;)

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  7. Glo, that's the Irish for you. My forebears tried to anglisise them but I suspect shooting them was counter productive. They are a great nation of story tellers.

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  8. I can even hear it in the Outer Hebrides! Probably won't get it in NZ though. Blank nuisance is that.

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    1. Her thoughts on the lack of snakes in Ireland is just superb.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Love the colours and composition.
    Wish you a great week.
    From Hilda

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  10. Love that farmland photo: almost looks like quintessential rural England - what's left of it!

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    1. There is plenty left but not very much that is without wind farms and pylons.

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  11. I suspected from my knowledge of what you are posting that you have been in the one place for some time. You have a done a good job in trying to keep the material fresh ... errr never expected to se the one of the wall though ... with its architectural qualities ! I'd be tearing my hair out by now as I have itchy feet.

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    1. It's okay here Jay. Not brilliant but I'm trying to sort things for a full winter in Scotland.

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