God hath been wreaking his dark vengeance upon the sodomites and sinners who live in the south of England - sending biblical floods upon them and lashing their seaside boltholes with almighty tempests and crashing salt waves. Iniquitous Wales has also aroused God's wrath and lo, he hath thrashed England's Gomorrah - the unholy seaside resort of Blackpool .
Meanwhile, in sunny Yorkshire, your meek and most reverential correspondent Brother Pudding did walketh out in the countryside yesterday afternoon, communing with God's creatures and observing the beauty that he hath, in his wisdom, left for we his humble servants to worship.
Approaching Stannington from the Rivelin Valley, I spotted an old stone boundary marker for this new Jerusalem - the City of Sheffield:-
Brother Pudding tarried a while at Bowcroft Cemetery on Riggs High Road. It is an ancient Quaker burial ground. Very small and very windswept - accommodating various members of the Shaw family from nearby hill farms:-
Disused chimney at Dyson Industries' refractory on Stopes Lane - again High Bradfield can be seen in the distance:-
And I don't know if he'll see this in his sodden Welsh cottage where flickering candles are now de rigeur but this is the former King Edward VII hospital in the Rivelin Valley where I believe Nurse John Gray once worked. It has been converted into residential accommodation:-