26 June 2017

Saturday

Heading to Over Owler Tor
Twas Saturday night and Shirley was off to a salmon and strawberry "do" for practice nurses. I jumped in the car and headed west for an hour long  ramble up to the rocks of Over Owler Tor from where there are good views down The Hope Valley. There was nobody else around.

A bank of dramatic grey clouds were threatening from beyond Mam Tor. I sensed the possibility of rain so headed back to the car through budding heather and down to a track that would have once been trodden by stone workers. In the event, the rain stayed away.
Over Owler Tor
Back in Sheffield there was no salmon and no strawberries for me. Instead, I pulled up outside Neptune's for mini fish and chips with a carton of mushy peas. Not bad value at only £2.50 (US $3.20). Then I watched some of the BBC's superb live coverage from Glastonbury before heading to the pub for another infusion of Tetley's bitter.

Oh, it's a hard life. And okay I admit that this blogpost is just an excuse for sharing some more photographs.
View to Hope Cement Works
Millstone outcrop near Over Owler Tor

34 comments:

  1. A guy has got to be super organized to get all of these things done

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    1. "Super organized" is a term that has never been applied to me before Red!

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    2. There's always a first!

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  2. Two posts in one day - none of us can keep up, YP! But no wonder, the photos are wonderful.

    Personally I'd take either meal - salmon & strawberries or fish & chips with mushy peas.

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    1. You'd have trouble taking the fish and chips from me Jenny. I would defend my food quite tenaciously. By the way - only one post a day.

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    2. Oops - sorry! I didn't fact check ... just because I read them both in one day doesn't mean they were posted in one day ...

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  3. I'm a bit behind catching up with blogs. I spent a lot of time last week cooking for a birthday celebration on Saturday - and in delivery the end products to the my friend who was hosting the party. My friend's mother was celebrating a major milestone...she turned 100 years of age.

    I put my hand up to help in cooking some of the food being presented at the afternoon tea-come-evening affair.

    It was a grand affair, and much enjoyed by the star attraction...who received a letter from the Queen and other dignitaries of note.

    I spent Sunday recuperating. We'd been planning and building up to Saturday for a number of months...now it's all over.

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  4. Mushy peas are the most disgusting "food" known to man. Discuss!

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    1. Mushy peas are an acquired taste - loved only by those with a cultured palate. The deliciousness of mushy peas draws thousands of tourists to northern England each year. You must have had a psychologically disturbing "incident" with mushy peas when you were a little girl Margaret.

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  5. Your photographs are always awesome.

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    1. Your comments are always awesome.

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  6. I love those craggy rocks, we don't have them down here in the south downs. Mini fish and chips? don't have them down here either, lol
    Briony
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    1. I bet you only have maxi fish and chips in Brighton as you're so affluent down there.

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  7. Spectacular skies! You know you don't need an excuse to share photos with us - they are always well received.
    Salmon and strawberries? I hope there was some bubbly stuff, too. I would have taken the strawberries and the bubbly, the others could have had all the salmon.

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    1. Of course there was bubbly - gallons of prosecco. That's nurses for you.

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  8. I have never in me whole lyf ever befor seen or heard the phrase 'salmon and strawberries' but it doesn't sound (or look) particularly appetizing (substitute 's' if desired). And just what does one "do" at a salmon and strawberry "do"? I shudder to think.

    But your photos are spectacular as always. And though I have never been over Owler Tor, I too hope cement works.

    T.T.F.N.

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    1. Shirley and the other nurses enjoyed a main course of salmon with salad and new potatoes followed by strawberries with cream. It is a fairly common summer combination in traditional English restaurants. Then the "do" moved on to music and dancing till midnight.

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  9. I wish we had mini fish 'n chips down here. One single "normal" portion at our local chippie feeds both my mother AND me with chips to spare for a chip butty later on. Who can manage a single portion on their own beats me.

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    1. Sometimes one doesn't wish to eat a lot. The mini fish and chips can fill a hunger gap.

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  10. What spectacular views, it must be nice going for a drive and seeing such landscape with no soul in sight. And one can't go wrong with good old fish 'n' chips. Greetings!

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    1. Sometimes I feel like a misanthrope - happy with my own company.

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  11. You sure you're not secretly working for the Yorkshire Tourist Board - stunning photographs again.
    Mini fish'n chips sounds a great idea, like Addy, portions down here are far too big, plus it's hard to find good chippies. Can't beat them cooked in beef dripping just as are served up at Rick Stein's chippy in Padstow - poor heaven.

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    1. Poor heaven or pure heaven Derek? All those photos were taken on the Yorkshire/Derbyshire border so I am also working for the Derbyshire tourist board.

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  12. Double your money then and yes, it should read "pure"

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    1. It was what you call a "typo" Derek.

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  13. Great photos, as usual!

    The fish and chips sound nice -- mushy peas, not so much.....

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    1. You are not the only one who is not tempted by mushy peas. I guess they only appeal to sophisticated palates.

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    2. I must have a sophisticated palate. 😐

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    3. I suspect you do Terry. You probably like black pudding too.

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  14. Do I read you right? Only £2.50 for mini fish chips and mushy peas??

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    1. Yes that is right madame... or if you prefer you can have mini sausage and chips and either mushy peas, beans or curry sauce.

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  15. A great post but you totally threw me when the first version came out with a heading of, well, a lot more words than one word. I thought you'd run out of single word headings. I've done that before too.

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    1. Yes. I forgot to put a title in Graham. Silly me!

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