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It has been such a beautiful day,so after a trip out high above the hills in The Holme Valley,near Holmfirth( Last of the Summer Wine fame) for a wonderful Sunday Carvery lunch,we decided to visit our favourite garden centre nearby,for a coffee,and to admire the scenery..
Unfortunately,I didn’t take my camera,as we hadn’t planned to go..That will teach me ! ..so I am posting photo’s from May 2010..I can’t believe this was almost 4 years ago..!.
Considering the time of year now,it almost looks the same..apart from the Cygnets…The Black Swans are still as lovely as ever..:o)

and so is the scenery…

Nice coffee too..:o) It felt so good to get out in the fresh air,which it certainly is up there..all cobwebs blown away :o)

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Did you buy anything Sandra...?We loved Holmfirth, when we went last year.We were amazed at the beautiful scenery.

16 Feb, 2014

 

No I didn't Val..It is only a small family run GC..so there is only one poly tunnel open at the moment..with a small selection..but come late spring and summer ,there are lots to choose from..mainly summer bedding..I wish we had known you were in Holmfirth,as both Carole and I live about 20 minutes from there..we could have met up,time permitting for you..maybe another time?

16 Feb, 2014

 

glad you had sunshine today too....it felt nice,,:-)

16 Feb, 2014

 

I remember this place from your other pics...it's a really beautiful spot! Glad you had such a lovely day! :))

16 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Sandra..just what we need right now..sunshine! :o)
It doesn't seem so long since I took these.I love our hills and valleys..Thank you Karen,it was a lovely day..still full up after that lunch ! Lol.

16 Feb, 2014

 

Bloomer glad you enjoyed your day and loved the photos even if they were from 4yrs ago.
The Holme Valley is on our must visit list for this coming year so it was nice to have a little preview.

16 Feb, 2014

 

You didn't say I should have told you when I was in Holmfirth so you could meet up with me ....huh. You know my lifetime's ambition is to be photographed with you.... it's sort of a GOY rite of passage:-)) It's been lovely here too, it really did feel like spring, fantastic. I almost believed we had seen the last of the incessant rain and wind:-)

16 Feb, 2014

 

Eh up Phyl:-) We stayed in a lovely house in Upper Thong, (love the name) fantastic place...bus straight into Holmfirth stopped outside the door:-))

16 Feb, 2014

 

thank you Stroller...I'm sure you won't be disappointed,it's a lovely place to visit..by the way,no one wears Nora Batty style wrinkled stockings any more,so you won't need to bring any with you ...maybe a Compo hat..it get's chilly up in them thar hills sometimes! Lol

16 Feb, 2014

 

I didn't think you would be long , putting your two pennorth in Ba ! Lol..and methinks you are telling porkies,my dear..you had such a full schedule at the time,as I remember ! :o) ..They have a bit of an obsession with Thongs,Stroller,...Upper thong,Nether thong,Thongs bridge..but don't let it put you off,they aren't compulsory ! :o)

16 Feb, 2014

 

Oh great, pleased you had a good time, its really turned up trumps today and was really lovely, shame about the camera, what you like Sandra?? Never mind I too remember your visit before and it was defintely added to our places to visit list.........Love those names.

16 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Sue..a bit of info about the names..Upperthong
may be derived from the Danish 'thing'..a place of military gathering..
Netherthong, also suggests a link to the Viking invaders
who took control over large areas of North east England..
It could also be derived form the Viking word,'Thong' meaning a strip of land.
Upperthong as it's name suggests,is set on higher ground,whilst Netherthong is the lower...Courtesy of Wikipedia :o) I left a gap in between the names,on my first comment..which I knew wasn't correct..but they were underlined as not being recognised..in America ! either that,or our local signposts have done it wrong for years !!! :o)

17 Feb, 2014

 

You had a nice day out Sandra :o) and what a lovely place to visit along the way. Such pretty scenery. I'm glad you made the most of the sunshine ! :o)

17 Feb, 2014

 

Lovely Sunday lunch, cobwebs blown away, super views and a GC visit - sounds like an idyllic Sunday you had there Bloomer x :o)

17 Feb, 2014

 

Thank you Hywel..it felt good to get out,and like you,we don't have to go far to enjoy wonderful scenery..we are both very lucky in where we live..:o)

18 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Neellan,a lovely day,and the sunshine was a real bonus.. x :o)

18 Feb, 2014

 

Ah I remember it well Sandra, pleased you enjoyed your lunch and trip out;0)

18 Feb, 2014

 

Ah thanks for the info Sandra, isn't Wikipedia good, I spend ages looking things up, start with one page which leads to another and before you know it you're late in bed yet again, lol.....Always have loved history.

18 Feb, 2014

 

I'm sure you do remember,Carole..one of the first places we went to,wasn't it? Thank you,we had a lovely day..:o)

18 Feb, 2014

 

You're welcome Sue..I agree,it's brilliant..I get carried away too..History is my thing as well..and Geography..

18 Feb, 2014

 

It looks like a lovely place Sandra, but I thought Brigg Garden Centre was your favourite place ! Lol xx

18 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks...It is when we're up your way,Rose ! Lol...xx

18 Feb, 2014

 

Lovely to see those photos again Sandra ... I did smile at the Thong references! :o)

19 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks Shirley..just thought it might be helpful,in knowing what,or what not to pack,if you ever get up this way ! Lol..xx

19 Feb, 2014

 

One day Sandra, one day ....... :o)

21 Feb, 2014

 

I'm sure you will make it at some point,Shirley :o)

21 Feb, 2014

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