Sunday, 26 September 2010

Poignant Message!

Having climbed the steps to the top of Darwen Tower, I looked at the distant views before descending. Once back on ground level, I noticed some stones laid out in patterns. Summoning the last of my energy, I ascended once more and looked over the edge of the viewing platform. I took a photograph of the message which must have taken some time to lay out on the grass. The stones had to be collected and were quite large.

I wonder who did it and who Beth was? Perhaps they had broken up a few days earlier and he knew she would be coming to the tower? Who knows? I certainly found it moving!

Darwen Tower

Today, I visited Darwen in Lancashire and decided to complete a ten year goal - walk up to the distinctive Darwen Tower. It celebrates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897. From its circular viewing platform, the Isle of Man and the hills of north Wales can be seen when the weather is clear. Sadly, it wasn't but it was still spectacular. I just managed to make out the town I become a resident of on the outer edge of the Trough of Bowland when we get the keys to our new home on Friday! The tower overlooks Darwen from its perch some 1,200 feet high and is more than 80 feet tall.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dream Home!

I know my fellow blogger, Owen, of the Magic Lantern blog has spent many years searching for his dream home. This one I photographed in Washington might be just the one he is looking for!

Monday, 13 September 2010


My friend Ollie felt it was time his own portrait appeared in this blog so here he is in all his glory. He came with Claude - a cat that I adopted - and was intended to amuse him. Ollie asked whether I would rescue him and so I did. For more than fourteen years, he has come on all our annual holidays and never misbehaves! Say 'hello' Ollie. "Hello Ollie!" I don't know, some times he can be a real (k)nit!!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Curious Case of Sambo's Grave

I have reported on a visit to a Slave's grave on the Lancashire Coast so click here to find it on The Graveyard Detective Blog.