Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Hello Aysgarth Falls

It was getting late in the day after I visited Bedale and Leyburn. Would I have time to stop off at Aysgarth Falls on my way to Hawes. Yep, I reckon I would. There is a car park next to the church and the cafe. I paid my £1.50 to park and went off down the hill heading towards the noise of the waterfall. 
A quick look at the church. 

The roar of the water grew louder. What a fantastic sight as I came over the bridge.  
Snapping away, I have picked out a few best shots. 

The waterfalls are over three locations. Upper Force, Middle Force, and Lower Force. I had time to walk the full length of the trail. 
This shot is my favourite.




It was a tad windy so I looked for a sheltered spot to make a short video. 
Time was getting on so I climbed the steep hill back to my car. Now I had to find somewhere to park for the night. I remembered that I had stayed at Hawes Youth Hostel when I was doing a long walk across the country. I wondered if I could find it again. I drove through Hawes looking for something that was recognisable to me. Yep, this seems familiar. 
I asked at reception about sleeping in my car. There is an area set aside for camping at the back, but I didn't take a tent. She said I could park in the corner at the front and sleep in my car. I paid the £15 charge for that, and booked a breakfast for 8am. I could use the facilities and there was free coffee, help yourself in the members kitchen. After I had tidied my car up ready for sleeping I went inside and spent an hour on a comfortable sofa, reading magazines and drinking coffee. 

There were a group of lads in the dining room, they were doing the Three Peaks Challenge. After breakfast it was time to move on. Hawes here I come. 
Thanks for popping in. The next instalment will follow. Toodle pip.   ilona

Time is running out.

 The World Health Organisation are pushing forward to bring a bill giving them full authority over everyone's health, throughout the world. They will bypass individual Governments to take control of the next pandemic, and there will be one, you can be sure of that. 

If this goes through they will have the power to mandate jabs for everyone, order whole nations to lockdown, slaughter millions of animals, and stop international travel. We will all be prisoners in our own country, all in the name of our health, it's for our own good, and to keep us safe. 

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like, but time is running out, this has been the plan for a long time. If we don't oppose it we are heading for a dictatorship where we will be stripped of any freedoms we have. Some countries are further down the line than we are, they are heading in that direction. Some Governments are going to vote for this change of authority and hand over the reigns to the W H O. 

The last two years have been a training exercise for exactly this. People have been primed by fear mongering to go along with anything that is asked of them. This is taking it's toll on mental health. People are lost and don't know how to get out of the spiral of despair. The cost of living is a big worry, people are at a loss as to how they are going to manage. They ask the Government for help, and the Government promises help will be coming with concessions to be put into place. 

This is exactly what the Government have planned, under the instructions from the W E F. They smash people's hopes and dreams, so that the only way out is to take whatever handouts the Government offer. A Universal Social Credit System is on the way. There is a video on this site. 

This is urgent! The World Health Organization (WHO), with assistance from the Biden Administration, is set to vote on a provision that could give this organization control of the health directives of 193 countries around the world. If passed, it could allow communist China, which controls the WHO, to dictate our national health decisions.

Melbourne is set to go ahead with it. Morrison explains.  

Rebel News explains how we are being manipulated into submission. 

Question question question everything. Don't take my word for it, do your own research. If you want to know about conspiracies, take a look at Simon's video. They are not new. 

Blue skies and sunshine outside. I'll be back later with some waterfall pics. 

Toodle pip.   ilona

Monday, 16 May 2022

A look at Leyburn.

The landscape is very beautiful. Driving around the Yorkshire Dales is a pleasure. I take my time, no need to rush. It was a windy and misty day, so the horizon faded away into the distance. 

Leyburn is a place I used to drive through when on my way to a quarry, to deliver 26 ton of cement. I always wanted to stay there, but of course I couldn't I had a job to do and had to get back for the next load. A lot of places in the UK have memories for me, all associated with lorry driving. Now it's nice to visit in a car when I can come and go as I like. No one telling me to hurry up, they are waiting for the load, or asking what time will I be back. 
I found a parking place opposite the Livestock Market. A piece of waste ground, put a few coins in the honesty box. Then I walked into the town. A look at the Railway Station. It's very quiet, no one about. 

I didn't take a photo of the outside of the church. Here are a couple that I took inside. Here is some information about the church

There was a Travelling Fair which took up most of the town centre square. I've had several jobs where I drove an ERF, including one just like this. My favourite truck at the time. 

This is a fairly modern truck for a Fairground to have. Next to it, another ERF. 
And the good old Foden. With a lot of love and attention, these can go on forever. 
The smell of chips came wafting by and I couldn't resist buying a portion. I took them back to my car. Loverly. 
Time to move on. Where to next. I want to see a waterfall. 
Catch you soon with some waterfall pictures. Toodle pip.   ilona

Wasteful

 There is a saying, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. A common sense way to manage finances which has served me well throughout my life. Save a few pennies here and there and you can't go wrong. Prioritise spending and the pennies turn into a lot of pounds over the course of a year. 

I was talking to a friend yesterday . She has recently been to the Audiology department of the local hospital to get a new hearing aid. The old one gave up the ghost a long time ago and she is just getting round to replacing it. 

It seems the system they follow now regarding replacing batteries is a lot different from when I had my first hearing aid in 1999. They gave me a little booklet to fill out, to keep a record of when I collected a new pack of six small batteries. The booklet is looking  a bit battered now, but I have followed their instructions to the letter. At first they only gave me one pack, but a few years ago they increased that to two packs so I wouldn't have to go so often. I get them from the nearby surgery so it is no hardship to walk across the road to pick them up. 



I was recently been thinking about not wearing my hearing aid around the house when I didn't need to. That would save a few pennies by making my two packs last a bit longer. 

However, the conversation with my friend yesterday shocked me a little bit. They gave her a new hearing aid, with instructions that she had to wear it every day, all day. She has to change the battery every seven days. That seems a bit crazy to me, not to let the batteries run down to completely empty before discarding them. 

My friend asked for some extra batteries, knowing that she was going to need them over the next few months. The receptionist said, just help yourself, take as many as you want, they are on that table over there. There were several baskets piled high with battery packs. My friend took a handful. She told me I could just walk in and take as many as I wanted and no one would question me. I won't though because that would meant a trip to the hospital in town, and I would rather not go there. I will continue to get my two packs from the surgery here in the village, and present my little booklet to keep the record straight. 

I thought the NHS was strapped for cash. When you think of the millions of £'s they must be spending on batteries, and giving them away, it is mind boggling. Mind you, didn't they spend mega millions on PPE, with a lot of it now being surplus to requirements. There doesn't seem to be any attempts by them to budget their finances. What are they paying their managers for? Spend and be damned is their policy. 

Their mismanagement is costing thousands of lives. The people who can't get to see a doctor, can't get tests done, can't get a diagnosis, and can't get treatment. But you can  get as many free batteries as you want for your hearing aid. 

I will be back later with some pics of Leyburn. Toodle pip.   ilona 

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Bimbling around Bedale

I went off on Friday morning, up the A1, to Bedale in North Yorkshiore. I've visited here a couple of times before, I like the place. Parking is easy. The main shopping street through it is very wide with parking on both sides. Go into a shop and ask for a disc. It's a cardboard disc inside a pocket. You move the disc so that your time of arrival shows at the top. You then have two hours. Free, no charge. It is left to people being honest. Keep the disc and use it when you come next time. 
The main road is very busy, I used to drive through it many times on my way to Leyburn. I delivered 26 ton of cement to a concrete making plant based in a quarry.  
This is the Church of St Gregory.  
It's got a huge graveyard at the back, I had a wander through it. This grave really stands out as the biggest one there. The little truck caught my eye. It is a recent burial. Two men were cutting the grass and I asked them about it. The man was a traveller and the travelling community don't do things by halves. Their weddings and funerals are big events. 
Bedale Railway Station is on the Wensleydale Heritage railway line. For more information have a look at this web site. 

A video to show you around the church. 
After a good two hour mooch around Bedale, I moved on to Leyburn. More pics and videos to come of my mini tour of the Yorkshire Dales. 
Thanks for popping in. see you soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Two days in Yorkshire

 A late look in for tonight. I'm back from my mini tour of the Yorkshire Dales. Bedale, Leyburn, Aysgarth, Hawes, and Hardraw. Will post some pics over the next few days. Fabulous waterfalls, and amazing scenery. I love it there. 

Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Coffee Chat. Business meeting.

I put this out on yooohoootooob yesterday. It's had quite a lot of views and comments. 
Might as well put it here to fill a space. 
Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.

There was no one about when I visited the Station at Ludborough, so I was able to wander about and take photo's. It is situated about a twenty minute walk from the village. I noticed there wasn't a car park onsite. The leaflet says car parking is in Ludborough. The steam train goes to North Thoresby which is 1.5 miles away, so quite a short ride. They are working on opening up the track to Louth. It is all run by volunteers. 
Static buffet car serving food and drinks.

There is all kinds of railway paraphernalia lying around for the enthusiast to inspect. There is an engine shed to have a look at. 



An old fashioned phone box complete with telephone. Do you remember pushing Button B to see if anyone had not picked up their unused coins. 😁 Here is some additional information on these phone boxes. 









A list of events for 2022. If you can't read this take a look at their web site. There is a smashing little video on it if you scroll down. 
Perhaps worth a visit if you are out and about in Lincolnshire. 

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.  ilona

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Bimbling around Ludborough

This is a picture of St Mary's Church in Ludborough, Lincolnshire. It's where I parked the car yesterday. It was built in 1200AD. The tower is of sandstone construction. Here is some additional information

I set off down a track through the middle of a yellow field. The smell was divine. At the main A18 road I crossed over and followed a tree lined avenue to Wyham. 

A car and trailer pulled into the field I was passing. Two men opened up the back of the trailer and a mummy cow came out of it with her calf. All the other cows in the field gathered around the vehicle to greet the newcomers. Aren't they gorgeous. 


There is a church at Wyham. I spoke to a man who was strimming the grass nearby. He said this church was made redundant in 1982. The current owners live in Wyham House nearby. The man said there is nothing in the church. The owners daughter got married there and a team of workers set about cleaning it up for the ceremony. 

Some lovely views across the Lincolnshire Wolds. 


The walk was mostly along footpaths and bridleways, with very little road walking. This is Cadeby Hall. Two dogs came running across the lawn towards me, barking like crazy. They were fine, probably not used to seeing strangers passing through. 

Two pictures of the same tree here. This one has a touch of zoom. The next one has a lot of zoom. I couldn't decide which one I like best. The sky looks better in this one. 
The sky is lost on this one, but the shape of the tree is lovely. 

One more selfie. It was windy, but also warm. 

When I got back to the car I made time to go and have a look at the railway station. It is not in the village, but a walk down a long road. I am glad I went, even though I was ready for a sit down. I left the backpack in the car and off I went with just the camera. I will put those pictures up tomorrow. 
Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.