When Kim Jong-un took over this blog, there was nothing I could do about it. I complained to Blogger Inc HQ but no doubt guided by the CIA, they were reluctant to intervene. Apparently, it is not the first time that Kim Jong-un has hijacked blogs by so-called westerners . Rumour has it that the "Rhymes With Plague" blog has always been a clever front for North Korea and that Mr Bob Jong-Brague of Letsbe Avenue, Canton, Georgia USA is merely a figment of Kim Jong-un's imagination - a cyber-blogger who doesn't exist in the real world - his sole purpose being to host subliminal messages promoting the various causes of the People's Republic of Korea including world domination.
I know that during the blog hijacking, "Yorkshire Pudding" began to disappear from other people's bloglists and "favourites". There was nothing I could do about it but I am nevertheless sorry. Of course I am sorry as this humble blog has struggled as much as "Cement Mixing News" and "Jimmy Savile Weekly" to maintain a healthy readership from the ragged and desperate edges of humanity - all listed in my sidebar under "Other Blogs".
With support from a computer whizzkid called Bert Damon who is a regular at my local pub, we were able to counter the North Korean takeover and resume normal service. You will see I have removed the ugly profile photo of Kim Jong-un and have replaced it with my old profile picture - a self-portrait in Yorkshire puddings and other natural materials. Take that Kim Jong-un you great fat chubber!
Even as Kim and his techno-minions plotted the blog takeover, I had been composing a characteristically dull post concerning the long country walk I took on Monday of this week. I parked in Clowne near St John the Baptist Church and walked to the delightful North Derbyshire village of Elmton. Then onwards to Bolsover, west to Oxcroft Junction then back under the M1 to the ruins of Romeley Farm and to Milking Lane where a big black dog "befriended" me - barking like the Hound of the Baskervilles whenever I tried to leave him. And so back to Clowne after the HoB had run off into some woods after a rabbit. What a relief! Here are some pictures:-
|St John the Baptist Church, Clowne|
|St Peter's Church, Elmton|
|"The Elm Inn" in Elmton|
|The old pinfold in Elmton. In medieval times and beyond, stray animals |
would be gathered here for collection.
|Maintaining the cemetery - Bolsover|
|King Street, Clowne - gently curving terrace|