Well I know I missed last Friday but I promise it was my last miss of the year. my holiday scedule for 2017 has now been completed and it is now a long run in to 2018. My last week was spent in the Yorkshire dales, staying in two villages Settle and Hawes. Hawes in particular is pretty and was enveloped in flowers especially hanging baskets. I had the feeling they were almost compulsory! We stayed in two pubs,  the Lion in Settle and the Fountain in Hawes. Both good in a way but the Lion seemed to be trying to overwhelm us with their prodigious portions of good food. I would also thoroughly recommend  the food in the White Hart in Hawes. I would also suggest the consumption of Thwaites, Theakstons and Black Sheep beers should be manditory in that area. Also there was two local musicians in the White Hart who seem to know some decents songs and were able to find their way round their guitar strings adequately. Suffice it to say we entered the pub at 6 o clock intent on one pint and left at closing time, so they must have been reasonably good!

The beauty of walking is that it doesnt cost anything but it is also good for body and soul. I am an agnostic but being in beautiful countryside especially mountains, tarns and waterfalls makes you wonder who created them and i suppose God is as good a guess as anyone! (is that sacrilege?, dont mean it to be) I have to say after being in Norway only 3 weeks ago the waterfalls and the mountains in the Dales were fairly small fry in comparison. Still beautiful though.

Humour-during the Second World War Lucozade was made from conkers! Did it still make you better?

Cleopatra’s needle was 1000 years old when Cleopatra was born!

For the last 3 months of his life, US President James Garfield had to be fed everything though his anus. At least he didnt speak through it like the current President!

The first ever webcam was in the computer lab at Cambridge Uni. it was trained on the coffee pot in the corridor to save the scientists making pointless trips when it had run out. And its been downhill ever since!

To those that have this blog before will know I support Newcastle United, a supposedly top English football team. We have not won a domestic trophy for 62 years and any trophy for 48 years. 50,000 people watch every home game and we take up every away ticket available. The only reason I can think why I have watched them for 56 years now is because it has made me a better person. I’m a good loser. I’d probably prefer to be a bad winner but I dont really get that choice. Again this season we are in a state of disarray and only 4 games have been played. Being a loser is good for the soul. It is like wearing a hair shirt. But hey ho football is only a game after all. I must keep telling myself that.

The Houston disaster is awful and you really have to feel for people who lose their homes. “Disaster Barbie” Trump obviously feels for them too. Her and her husband went to visit the disaster victims. She was originally dressed in jacket, trousers and her crocodile skin ultra high heels but she changed into a white shirt , black trosers and immaculate white tennis shoes. She obviously wasnt going anywhere near the water then!

Poem attached                                        .THE CORNER SWEET SHOP




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