2 November 2014

Sunday

Sunday afternoon up on Stanage Edge with Shirley and her sister Carolyn. There were rock climbers and ramblers and brave people riding the breeze upon their hang gliders. As I have said before in this blog, we are very fortunate to live so close to such countryside . I hope that doesn't sound too boastful

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  1. More people up there than we have in the village!

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    1. If you need any assistance with population increase I can help.

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  2. Not boastful at all, just the truth!

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    1. You have just been appointed Peak District Tourism Promoter - Queensland branch.

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  3. That's an awesome ledge. I know the thrill of that terrain.

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    1. When the Earth reveals its elemental bones.

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  4. There's is nothing boastful about feeling that way at all, Yorky. :)

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    1. Good - I don't want to be be seen as boastful.

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    2. I meant to say, also...just around the corner from where I live here is where all the hang-gliders take off from...it's a very popular spot as they glide across and over the valleys below.

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    3. You should give it a try Lee. One is never too old for new experiences.

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    4. Yeah...sure...yeah...nope! :)

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  5. Great pictures of a great part of the countryside!

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    1. Have you been up there Miss Arian?

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    2. Not yet, no. But it looks like a place I'd really like to explore!

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  6. Shirley's hang glider is the same colour as her jacket. Well coordinated!

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    1. My hang glider's wings are flesh coloured.

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  7. "As I have said before in this blog, we are very fortunate to live so close to such countryside . I hope that doesn't sound too boastful."

    Why should it sound boastful? You had nothing to do with it. What it sounds is happy.

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    1. So if I had a big house with a swimming pool and a zoo and I invited you over to check out my success, I would not be boasting because I didn't build the house, dig the pool or father the monkeys?

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    2. You're comparing apples and oranges. If your "success" was due to money earned, money spent, education achieved, talent exhibited, etc., then YES, you would sound boastful based on your own accomplishments even though undoubtedly workmen would have performed the actual tasks. A rooster who thinks his own crowing brings on the sunrise -- now that's boasting. But "such countryside", however, is not based on your own achievements -- it was there long before you appeared on the scene, and you personally had nothing to do with how it looks.

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  8. You are quite right, YP. It is a beautiful part of Britain.

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    1. Shirley's sister was so surprised to find such loveliness ten minutes from our house.

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  9. I've never been hang gliding but para gliding is one of the most wonderful things I have ever done.

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