Hillsborough 25 Years On

15 04 2014
Hillsborough 25 Years On

Hillsborough 25 Years On

THE Cathedral bell, tolled, could never tell;

nor the Liver Birds, mute in their stone spell;

or the Mersey, though seagulls wailed, cursed, overhead,

in no language for the slandered dead…

not the raw, red throat of the Kop, keening,

or the cops’ words, censored of meaning;

not the clock, slow handclapping the coroner’s deadline,

or the memo to Thatcher, or the tabloid headline…

but fathers told of their daughters; the names of sons

on the lips of their mothers like prayers; lost ones

honoured for bitter years by orphan, cousin, wife -

not a matter of football, but of life.

Over this great city, light after long dark;

truth, the sweet silver song of the lark.

Carol Ann Duffy — Poet Laureate

The Saltire at Sunset

5 01 2014

Flag at Sunset

St.Andrew’s Cross (The Saltire) flying at sunset.

Merry Christmas

24 12 2013

Christmas Horse

“There are many things from which I might have derived good by which I have not profited, I dare say,” returned the nephew, “Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas-time, when it has come round-apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that-as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!”

A quick shot of Ullswater

2 11 2013

Ullswater from the lake shore.


Loch Tree

4 08 2013
Loch Tree

Loch Tree

The Tree on the Loch.

Water Rapid

8 07 2013
Aira Force

Aira Force

Water Rapid.

Rainbow Tree

20 04 2013

Rainbow Tree

Taking a photo around Grasmere then all of a sudden a rainbow started to develop right in shot. Not often that happens.


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