Monthly Archives: September 2008

>Never Coming Back

> It’s a year since the legendary New Piccadilly cafe closed, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to flag up the New Piccadilly Memories flickr site. Pictures are still being added, which must be a measure of the affection … Continue reading

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>Sometimes Nothing Can Be A Pretty Cool Hand


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>Time Out

>I’ve barely used my scooter to get to work recently. Two weeks ago, I did an intensive driving course in a vain attempt to pass my car test. While I was learning, my instructor banned me from using the scoot … Continue reading

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>Caravan Of Love

>I’m a caravan fan. I don’t mean the ice-white megaboxes cluttering the slow lanes of every motorway in Europe. I mean fading beauties like these found in the backroads of our land. Much-loved hideaways, lit by gas mantle. Aluminium whistling … Continue reading


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>A Lambretta For A Knave

> I saw this sticker on a Lambretta GP parked up in Skipton. It made me chuckle and prompted me to add ‘Kes’ to my wishlist.

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>Pie eyed

>Skipton (‘Gateway To The Dales’) is a smallish Yorkshire town with a lot going for it. We were there on Market day, and it was buzzing – stall after stall groaning with things you’d actually want to buy. Cheese, meat, … Continue reading

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>I like corrugated Iron. Sadly, not much seems to be made of it any more, and what did exist is rusting into the earth. This little gem is the reading room and library of the picture-perfect village of Appleton-Le-Moors, off … Continue reading

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>Pie Society

>Inspired by The Great Steak Pie Hunt, I felt I had to share my recent pie experience up in Scotland. Our lad and me had just conquered all of Ben-Y-Vrackie’s 2759 mist-shrouded feet. The route took us behind Pitlochry’s Moulin … Continue reading

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>Dernière bière

>On this blog I’ve often bemoaned the fact that an interesting place has vanished before I got the chance to photograph it, although sometimes I get it right. It’s just about a year since the New Piccadilly Cafe closed, and … Continue reading

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>Water Of Life

> A short walk from our chum the scarecrow is The Edradour distillery, the smallest in Scotland. It’s truly pocket-sized and from a distance looks like a collection of well kept campsite shower blocks. Despite this, it still manages to … Continue reading

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