11 January 2016

Encore

Stanage Edge on Sunday

To the left of the top bar in each Blogger blog there's a little blank box with a "search" magnifying icon next to it. It took me a few years to even notice this clever search facility. It allows us to make searches of particular blogs - seeking the use of individual words or phrases. Then Blogger will quickly reveal to us the various posts in which this word or phrase has appeared  in  past postings.
For example, search for "male hunks" in "Kitchen Connection" and you will discover dozens of related posts. Or search "Rhymes With Plague" for "heavy metal music" or "Barack Obama fan club"and many old posts will be regurgitated.

I was with Shirley on Sunday afternoon - driving over the moors towards The Hope Valley and, upon noticing dramatic January light illuminating the millstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, I just had to pull over to snap the picture you see at the top of this post.

Back home, before making this post, I used the blog search facility - inserting the word "Stanage"and discovered that I have previously made twelve  blogposts in which Stanage Edge figures strongly. There are even two posts that are titled "Stanage".

If you have never used the built-in search facility to comb through your own blog, or indeed other people's blogs, you might like to give it a try. It can be useful and indeed illuminating - like the light on Stanage Edge.

22 comments:

  1. Gee Whizz!! Every time I ask my second best friend, Mr. Google to do search for me for "male hunks", I always get you, Yorkie!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Understandable. Male modelling is my other career.

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  2. What a discovery! I've seen this before but never tried it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Pleased to be of service Senor Red.

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  3. Great tip! Never knew that one could do that on blogs. But more than that, thank you so much for the lovely photo of Stanage Edge.

    Saw a movie a few years ago, paused it, and said to the husband, "Where IS that?" "I would love to go there!". Few months later the husband surprised me with plane tickets and off we went. The memory of the walk up, all the way to the top, and then sitting right on the "edge" of Stanage Edge on a beautiful spring day will be with me always. How lucky you are to live in such a splendid part of the world!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. My family and I have visited New Hampshire where we stayed in Exeter before moving on to Niagara Falls. With all the English place names over there it felt very familiar.

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  4. Yes, it's very handy to look up your blog to check you are not repeating yourself too much too !

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    1. After more than ten years of blogging I sometimes get a bright idea and then find I have covered it before!

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  5. Great picture, shame it does not really enlarge when I click on it.

    I use the search option on my blog all the time. Often, I know that I did blog about something before and want to refer to it in a current post, but can't really remember when I wrote it.
    Or I am not sure I've read something by a specific author before, and the little search box gives me the answer really quickly.
    I have used it on your blog, too, to look for posts about particular places in Yorkshire.

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    1. To use an old English saying - I feel like I have been teaching grandma to suck eggs!

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  6. I've mentioned before that Stanage and Froggatt are two of my most favourite places, so thank you for brightening my Monday with such a beautiful picture YP. The light is beautiful and you've caught it to perfection.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. Every time I see Stanage Edge it looks a little bit different and I have taken hundreds of pictures of it.

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  7. I use PostVorta, scripted by a fellow Sheffielder.

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    1. PostVorta? Is that a Viagra substitute?

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  8. Very useful to avoid repeating ourselves too often, an unavoidable downside of age :)

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    1. Good point Ian. Good point Ian.

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    1. That makes sense. Adrian has always been heavily into Italian rock. My favourite EyeTie band is "One Cornetto".

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  10. Oh, yeah, I used it all the time -- sometimes it's the only way I can remember whether or not I've blogged about something before!

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    1. You Americans are always one step ahead! Or are you now an Anglo-American? I guess you had to camp out in The Jungle at Calais before sneaking aboard a truck.

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  11. Three or four days ago, Big Bear and I watched a show on the PBS station about all the natural wonders of Britain. It was very good and showed a lot of different places but the highlight of the hour was when the host of the show (Jane something-or-other) spent time in the Hope Valley and in the Peak District. I said to Big Bear that I had been there. And he wondered what the hell I was talking about. And I said, "never-mind." But I told him that we must actually go there sometime.

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    1. For example...
      https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/hathersage/5889352
      or hotel:-
      http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/innkeeper-s-lodge-castleton-peak-district.en-gb.html?label=gen173nr-15CAEoggJCAlhYSDNiBW5vcmVmaFCIAQGYAS64AQTIAQTYAQPoAQE;sid=833d439c327346fbb0d0aebde449a5e5;dcid=1;checkin=2016-06-18;checkout=2016-06-25;dist=0;group_adults=2;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;srfid=386bb41658a6e00ee9b8d5cd7d665ed46b512a31X1;type=total;ucfs=1&

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