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Folk on the Farm

We had a great time at the Folk on the Farm festival in Anglesey last weekend. One of my favourite live bands, Merry Hell, were headlining on the Friday and there were loads of good acts throughout the weekend. You can see some pictures here but here is a teaser - Ruth Patterson from Holy Moly & The Crackers.

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Warm for the time of year!

As most of the UK basks in a heatwave, I thought I would revisit cooler climes for this post. In Norway, snow is the norm in winter. So everyone uses snow tyres and just gets on with life. They don't salt the roads as it's considered bad for the environment.


Tour de Yorkshire

On Sunday 6 May, the Tour de Yorkshire came through my adopted hometown of Hebden Bridge.

The town was packed so I opted to walk up the Keighley Road (A6033) and took this image just under 1km from the summit.


Belated Happy New Year!

I often wonder how long into the New Year it's appropriate to say Happy New Year to someone if you haven't seen them since 1st January. I haven't updated this site for a while so I think it's ok to say it here.

The South Pennines are currently in the grip of the Beast from the East. Who is apparently going to be joined tomorrow by Storm Emma. Our car hasn't been off the drive for a few days now. The snow is manageable on the flat but added to the gradients round here, many roads are only passable in a serious 4x4.

This picture was taken yesterday within walking distance of my house, just before the light failed completely. It's a slightly re-worked version of the image I posted on my Facebook page.

Stay warm!


Costa Del Folk

Spent an interesting week at the Costa Del Folk festival in southern Portugal. Think Wickham or Cropredy without the rain and the portaloos.

Hard to get much atmosphere into the shots of the outdoor stages in the bright sunshine. Here is a more interpretive shot of State of the Union (Boo Hewardine and Brook Williams) on the main indoor stage.

Some more images can be seen here. I'll add captions shortly.


The Steampunks are coming!

My adopted hometown of Hebden Bridge plays host to innumerable festivals throughout the year. Last weekend it was the turn of the steampunks.