It’s not often the sun shines on a bank holiday weekend. Ilkley was as busy as ever today with crowds flocking to the riverside carnival. The woods were quiet which was surprising as the Bluebells are at their best. Taking pictures of Bluebells is quite tricky. Often the blue is wrong or they are so… Read More »
I was talking yesterday about a home being a place of memories and belonging. Here in my home town of Ilkley, memories were made today as people gathered for the Tour de Yorkshire. Cycling has become a growth enterprise in Yorkshire and the success of events like these are are helping many small communities feel good… Read More »
What a good thing we’ve got the Ilkley Film Festival. Their ability to pull off brilliant and creative events is to be applauded. On Sunday we were treated to a screening of A Trip to the Moon, the first sci-fi silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Just beautiful. Read more about it here The live… Read More »
Today, amongst other things, I had a conversation with a charity which has been producing some very professional video to promote its cause. These videos are produced centrally as generic promotions – by their head office somewhere. This made me think that organisations that keep a tight reign on their corporate message, produce media… Read More »
Another lovely day in Ilkley. Mostly spent talking, first with friends at chance encounters in town and some semi business conversations. Lunch with son Joshua and then a visit to my mother who’s on her own while dad’s in hospital. My dad is having difficulty with his leg which he damaged 60 years ago when… Read More »
I have an App on my phone which alerts me to the golden hour. The golden hour is that period that starts just before sunset when the light becomes particularly delicious. This hour is prime time for walking the dog down by the river. This is the old bridge in Ilkley.
The Grove, Ilkley at dusk. The blossom and the twinkling lights look lovely.
There’s a petition going round to register Ilkley’s concern over the potential mothballing of the Manor House in Ilkley. Ilkley Gazette For those who don’t know the Manor House is a museum and gallery used by the community for education, exhibitions and so on. Like many council run buildings the upkeep and challenges of… Read More »
Very nice day today supposedly working in the morning and making the most of the good weather in the afternoon. I love living in Ilkley and just being able to pop up onto the moor and then return home via a tea shop. This is a good photo spot from which I took this… Read More »