Had a wedding consultation in Halifax today, so we all piled in the car to have a quick walk round the town afterwards.
We only had a quick walk round - not very much is open on a Sunday! There are some beautiful buildings here, but rather a lot of them are looking a bit neglected. The number of boarded up places is another sign of the economic climate, and makes the town feel a little forgotten. Still, as I said - some of the buildings are lovely.
We spent a lot of time down near the war memorial at the Minster. My 10 year old has recently joined the Sea Cadets and was pretty taken by it all.
After a quick walk up to Wetherspoons, it was time for a quick dinner and a pint before heading home.
Here's a few snaps.
We went for a drive over the Moors and stopped to take a few shots looking down over Marsden way. The weather was lovely. Then awful. Then lovely again. We got rain, snow, sleet and hail. The wind never stopped blowing - nearly had me over at one point! Anyway - here's a few snaps.
It's the last day of the kid's Easter break, so we popped out for a little walk round Worsbrough Mill. If you've never been, get yourself through for a visit - it's a nice little walk round.
The Mill itself is a 17th Century Water Mill that is still working to grind grain into flour - you can watch it at work and buy some to take home (which I never have, as I'm a tight Yorkshireman).
There's streams, trees, flowers, wildlife and a big reservoir offering long walks round. We didn't take the pushchair today though, so Little Mr Short Legs was running wild and free (mainly wild) and our walk was a shorter one. Oh, and there's a cafe too. With cakes - which we were forced to sample.
Little Mr Crazy Pants found every muddy puddle available to jump in, fed some ducks and said "quack quack" about seventeen thousand times. It's still quite cute though.
As usual, I had a camera bag over my shoulder, and this time I took a fisheye lens with me to get some crazy angle shots. Well, not really crazy, but a bit different to the norm.
Anyway, here's some snaps. And if you want more info on the mill - click here.
After dropping off the middle child at the Sea Cadets, I stopped off at a local church to take a few snaps. This is quite an interesting little church. It dates back to the 11th Century and sits alone in a field - about a mile from the village that it serves. It sits alone as the village houses that once surrounded it were one-by-one burned to the ground during the Black Death that plagued the 1340s - the stone built church being the only building that survived. The village was eventually rebuilt on the hill nearby, but the church still stands alone. There are some pretty interesting gravestones in the yard, which I'll go back to at some point - I missed them tonight as it was getting dark. I intended to catch the sunset colours, but just missed them. Anyway - here's the church.
If you'd like more info on Frickley All Saints, click here.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.