Saturday, 5 October 2013

On The First Day In Nidderdale

I have illustrated the journey from Felpham to Harrogate with Independent Film Maker, Ned Ouwell's photo journal.
The pictures were snapped at 10 mile intervals on the 290 mile trip:
During the drive, for the first time in my life, I drank 'energy' drinks.
I had great difficulty sticking to the speed limit.
Compounded with the anticipation of HOLIDAY!!!!
We made it in about 6 hours.

Park/Hotel/Unpack/Get Out.

We strolled up town, me all the while babbling about how I used to do this, and how I used to do that, I used to go here, I used to go there, that's all changed, that's exactly the same, I remember when me and X did this and tha....

I took Linda into The Blues Bar for a coffee.
(as if I needed anymore caffeine)
I ran slap bang into a musical hero of mine.
We had a chat.
He invited me and my ukulele to join in his gig that evening.

That's enough for me.

We wandered up and down the Valley Gardens where we finally arrived on HOLIDAY!!!

It's now time to eat.
As it's just down hill from the Valleys, we end up in Hales Bar.
(enjoy Mr. Banished)
We ate 3 starters between us:
A reminder of what a 'proper' Gentleman's Urinal should look like:

I pondered on the offer of sitting in at the Blues Bar,
with an acoustic uke,
till the early hours of the morning,
drinking probably,

I decided the invite was enough and I took my best gal back to the hotel.



Le Sanglier said...

Yay! A holiday post! What was that noisy noise anyway? Did it stop ever?

Banished To A Pompous Land said...

Ta very much OSM. Hales hasn't changed a bit of course... still Bass is it? I'll enjoy sharing my old local with Mrs. B. I'm going to have to bite the bullet pretty soon and take her over. Likely Banished Jr. too.

Outa-Spaceman said...

I think it's safe now.
Just don't go in the Blues.

Banished To A Pompous Land said...

Remember when it was the Black Cat? Used to end up in there many a night/morning after Mr Whitelock's DJ nights at the Welly. Good bacon butties I recall.

So who'd you bump into in the Blues? A Middleton?