Friday, September 26, 2008

Hospital OK - Bromley House - Shopping

Just another of my Longshaw snaps. The light kept changing and I couldn't decide which was best. This appeals because having the foreground well lit produces strong tones close to the camera with steady recession to the hill on the sky-line. I guess that we all probably have similar pictures, but there are always different things which attract different photographers.

I didn't manage the full walk and when I left the others they went right down into Padley Gorge where Picture 2 was taken by Brian. (Your picture Brian is much nicer than the one on the website behind the link. Your water looks proper)

I particularly enjoy the passage in the photograph where the sunlight falls on the grasses at the water's edge on the extreme right of the picture just up from the bottom.

Well captured. You can't fake that sort of light in Photoshop - it never looks quite 'right'; you've just got to spot it when it happens and click.

Anyway - enough photography. Our day started with my attending a clinic and consultation at the City Hospital. People criticise the NHS but, we found a parking space without hassle, I was seen at 10.25am and not 10.30am. The surgeon was confidence-inspiring and we agreed that, unless I have a further serious flare-up, best not have another operation with its attendant risks.

Relief all round !

Then we nipped down town, Y went to Bromley House while I went to my favourite little Tesco Express on Angel Row. We went round to The Playhouse and Y tried, without success to get Panto tickets for a particular day before Xmas. Probably have to be after Xmas now.

Picture 3 is some more of Maureen's 'tatting' .

The black background displays them beautifully. They are such exquisite little things aren't they ?

It is a pleasure to publish pictures of them on the blog Maureen.

The pastime is obviously not the source of the expression "A load of old tat!"


incy wincy ..... I'm sure the honeymooners will be well disposed towards the pictures. Indeed I hope so, so that your concern can be aid to rest. I would very much like to see them myself and I'm sure the opportunity will arise.

At the 'Sausage -Fest' perhaps, if not sooner.

Jill ..... Glad you are enjoying the Longshaw pictures. Re incy wincy's infra red. It is certainly a 'weird' look. Some people love it, some the opposite.

Thanks for the 'tatting' points which, although directed to 4 ticks, are of general interest and I think we would all like to know the answers to the questions you have raised.

We've heard good reports of 'The Duchess' and we are going to see it in Mansfield on Monday. Nice link by-the-way - a sort of trailer.

Enjoy your Devon break ! Under the circumstances you couldn't really decline. Pictures will be welcomed.

anonymousrob ...... Glad you are back. We must now seriously plan the 'Sausage-Fest' and I need to know when Helen and Julian are back

Please give Elaine our very best wishes with the new job.

bungus ..... Glad that, apart from the lack of punctuality of your transport, and your sky-high blood pressure, things went tolerably well.

I sincerely hope that your 'BOG COMMENT' is a typo. And incy wincy will be pleased at your 'dunes' picture comments.

Re 'The Harvester Restaurant' and Reg's info that it forms part of The White Heart at Daybrook. Y and I stopped there for a meal about 6 months ago and it wasn't good. You never know though with restaurants, they can be good/bad one week and the opposite the next.

I too 'googled' it but failed to fnd a decent webpage lurking. Not a good sign these days.

Quotation slot ..... I suspect we have probably all heard it before but it is good .....

"She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B"


Sleep tight - catch you tomorrow



bungus said...

I like both the photos despite being largely untouched by landscapes. I think they frequently lack some specific object (eg, a figure or a wheelbarrow) at the ‘centre’. A tree can sometimes do it, as does the lifebelt on the dunes picture.
I accet that this is a personal requirement.

I’d say you were fortunate with parking at City. The only time we tried using our own transport we could find NO spaces anywhere near the South Entrance, ‘disabled’ or otherwise. Certainly not near enough for Sandra to walk at one ‘go’. We ended up on a sloping bit of gravel.
That, and the fact that for the able-bodied there is a hefty parking charge, is what persuaded me to opt for free hospital transport (to which most patients are not entitled).
I really do not understand how many patients can AFFORD to go to hospital unless they are over 60 and use public transport (think Kersall to Queen’s Med!).
Talking affordability, Sandra and I are agreed that rising prices will debar many people from eating or heating (or both) in the coming winter. We are the lucky ones; sitting here shivering in our fleece blankets as we await the October ‘switch-on’ and trembling in trepidation at the prospect of our ‘fixed charge’ for gas coming to an end in April.

I have found, as a user of hospital transport, that it is better to be late for appointments. There is a NHS commitment that patients using hospital transport must be seen, however late their arrival. And almost immediate admission to consultation or treatment results from being late.

Your comment about the panto tickets reminds me that about 3 weeks ago I heard on Radio Nottm that some pubs have already put up their Xmas trees!

Lovely tatting. Reminds me of the 1” long model Spitfire made by a friend of a friend.
Sandra is impressed too. She asks,”Is it something like crotcheting only smaller?” (if it is, she would be a natural as she is capable of amazing crotchetyness).
When I said French knitting, I was actually thinking crotchet which I am sure my mother had a go at.

Elaine’s new job sounds very worthy but less fun than barmaiding (Sandra says she would love to have another go after a break of some 20 years even though the last spell included the unpleasant experience of serving the arrogant Met during the Miners’ Strike).

Yes, for BOG read BLOG!

Thanks to Reg for nailing the White Hart/Harvester. A friend of Emma’s also gives it as the Harvester – but no signs! (I looked in passing yesterday).
Seeking it online I found some very scathing comments from dissatisfied customers of the chain (although others were full of praise) and a recent TV investigation did them (the chain) no favours either.
I recall the lovely atmospheric old White Hart which it replaced – it had a sort of conservatory with bamboo furniture where I recall playing ‘Tomorrow the Regiment sails for India, Cynthia.”. I took a girl friend for lunch at the new one when it was first built and was not over impressed (luckily, she was).
Fortunately, I do not wish to eat there.
I don’t even have to go there.
I only need to collect fish and it transpires that the Trading Post (formerly The Rushley) at Mansfield is a nearer venue.

I think it important to say that Dorothy Parker’s "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B" was aimed at Katherine Hepburn (on stage).

As you eat in the Bird In Hand, I conclude that you too live in the north of the county?

Memory says that I would infinitely prefer to spend money on a teapot stand or a tea cosy than spend time French knitting either!
I also recall knitting a square for a soldier’s blanket in 1940/41. Just the one, with plenty of dropped stitches for ventilation. That was quite enough of that.
Thanks for detail on tatting sizes. Do you have a magnifying light? I have a Chinese version of an Anglepoise (tenner from Netto) although I have never used the magnifying option.
I like the idea of knitting patterns as ‘stand-up’. Next year at The Fringe, going for The Perrier or whatever it is now called?
I remember a teenaged temporary (school holiday) drawing office assistant who would convincingly go down the Amazon on a sheet of cartridge paper with a 3’ cardboard roll as a paddle. He eventually dumbed down to become Area Surveyor with the Coal Broad and I met up with him again some forty odd years later after he had retired and came to give a talk at Dukeries U3A.

Bungus said...

I like 'Coal Broad' - a bit like the miners' 'Village Bike'?

4 TICKS said...

Just a quickie before going out to buy eggs.
Bungus, I have lived all my life in mining areas and never heard of anyone being classed as a Coal Broad but just put it into context, suspect this was a typo but it set my mind working.

Jill. I practice and experiment with different threads. Various thicknesses appear in the pictures from sewing thread, embroidery cotton and quite thick crochet cotton. There are examples of edging lace, a tiny collar for a dolls house doll, table mats for the dolls house, a butterfly can be attached to a blouse pocket or collar, different sized and coloured ones could be made, with a few beads attached, into a pretty mobile, A flower motif like the red one may also be used to trim a garment. The larger green circular piece can be used as a coaster to safeguard furniture.
May be back later.

anonymousrob said...

The Album is now in our possession and we are mightily pleased with it. As expected our star photographer overcame the adverse conditions to produce a set of superb pictures. Thank you, Denis.

Elaine's new job probably will be less fun than barmaiding but it's better paid and she doesn't have to work weekends. Also she will get paid holidays. She enjoyed the work at the pub when they were busy but, for two of her three shifts, the place was very quiet. The busy shift was a Sunday afternoon and she got fed up with our caravan weekends being cut short.

I like the views across to Higgar Tor (almost rhymes with Mont St Victoire). That area is one of my favourite bits of Derbyshire. I'm looking forward to seeing incy wincy's landscape pictures; did he ask anyone to pose in the nude for him.

Carl Wark, Higgar Tor
Longshaw Estate, Padley Gorge
Meet Mont Saint Victoire

News from the Sports Desk. Whilst developing some films this afternoon I heard the Stags were losing 1-0 but they came back to win 2-3 at Salisbury. A good result and a much needed win. The London-based BBC football reporters described how ManU were awarded an undeserved penalty at Old Trafford (how unusual is that?) which "put them on the way to victory over Bolton." No mention, though, of (London-based) Chelsea's Boswinga clearly handling the ball before he scored their first which put them on the way to victory over Stoke.

Tonight the Panthers need to get back to winning ways as they take on the Cardiff Devils in Nottingham. They should do it, let's hope so.