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What puts a spark in your life?

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As an adoptive Yorkshireman, I'm duty bound to emphasise that Manchester Airport is in Cheshire.

 

;)  :)

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As an adoptive Yorkshireman, I'm duty bound to emphasise that Manchester Airport is in Cheshire.

 

;)  :)

 

But it is on the right side of the hills! ;)

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As an adoptive Yorkshireman, I'm duty bound to emphasise that Manchester Airport is in Cheshire.

;):)

It always has been

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Going for a long walk on the beach with my dog Bryn (with the beach being right at the end of my road I can (and do) do that every day). And I can stop off at the Benbow for a pint of Pale Rider while I'm at it. So lucky.

I guess the 25th of July might light things up for me too - if my first grandchild arrives on time.

Oh, and a nice cup of tea.

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Going to the game at Odsal tomorrow and taking my granddaughter.

 

She's only 11 but has picked up the baton.

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Going to the game at Odsal tomorrow and taking my granddaughter.

 

She's only 11 but has picked up the baton.

 

Great stuff. I recall taking our Stu to his first game at a young age. Once I'd bought him a drink and something to eat he asked about going home, and before the start of play.  :rolleyes: Now aged 32, he is still hooked and buys his own refreshments.  :D

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Seeing my daughter smile

Not much else at the moment to put a spark in my life about now

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Good food

Good company

Good beer

Taking a good photo

Being outdoors

Digging up veg/picking fruit in my allotment after watching it grow through the seasons

Walking in the countryside/out on the moors

A good view

Riding through the Dales on my Benelli

A good holiday

Finding somewhere new to visit/walk to/photograph

 

Think that will about do for now. :D

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Seeing my daughter smile

Not much else at the moment to put a spark in my life about now

 

There is always something positive if you search for it. During a bout of deep depression some 25 years ago, I simply lost the heart. That said, I made a great effort to sort myself out without the "happy" pills and managed put things in perspective to defeat it. 

 

The Sun is always present in the daylight hours, even if behind a cloud!

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Visiting St. Ives for the first time, the view looking down from the hill took my breath away. Simply fell in love with the place. 

 

 

Same with me but Whitby instead of St Ives. Despite living in Yorkshire all my life I never went to Whitby until I was 32. Love the place.

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Same with me but Whitby instead of St Ives. Despite living in Yorkshire all my life I never went to Whitby until I was 32. Love the place.

 

Went to Whitby one Easter weekend and such was the freezing, wet weather, we turned back when on our way to the ruins. Been again since and love the place. I also love Seahouses further up the coast. One area of outstanding beauty is the Trough of Bowland. 

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I was at CPL down Scully Lane earlier. I've had plenty of my sparks in my life this afty.

 

Forgot to ask them if the yard lights were still working.

Been working there this past two or three weeks. Ken, the manager, was good enough to lend me his Hull FC passes so I could get some cheap Manc weekend tickets for some pals.

 

Have a chat about RL next time you're down there, he's the bloke that looks like he's trying to smuggle out several sacks of coal down his shirt.

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The Sun is always present in the daylight hours, even if behind a cloud!

Usually hacking someone's phone.

At the moment not even a 44-40 win can get me too high at the mo, but thanks Bill for trying, see you on one rl

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Whitby's great, but can get very crowded. Ditto Robin Hood's Bay, ever since it became much easier to get to with the main road. We used to get there driving over the Moors, where you got the completely surreal sight of the giant golf balls at RAF Fylingdales, slowly appearing over the horizon.

 

fylingdales.jpg

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Turns out after reading all these posts, I'm very dull!

If only you'd asked first, we could have saved you a bit of time.

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Whitby's great, but can get very crowded. Ditto Robin Hood's Bay, ever since it became much easier to get to with the main road. We used to get there driving over the Moors, where you got the completely surreal sight of the giant golf balls at RAF Fylingdales, slowly appearing over the horizon.

 

fylingdales.jpg

along with one of the reasons for the near death of the UK automotive industry on the right ofthe pic.

 

I love the hole of Horcum. I used to take the kids walking down it and then on to Levisham: an eerie but stunning experience, a bit like Arthur Con Doyle's lost world.

We used to holiday in one of the camping coaches on the NYMR at Goathlnd. It was wonderful. You got free travel on the railway and te coaches were converted dining cars. Happy days.

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Whitby's great, but can get very crowded. Ditto Robin Hood's Bay, ever since it became much easier to get to with the main road. We used to get there driving over the Moors, where you got the completely surreal sight of the giant golf balls at RAF Fylingdales, slowly appearing over the horizon.

 

fylingdales.jpg

 

The warning station at Menwith Hill was much the same. Female protest groups lived for some years nearby in run-down caravans, whilst protesting against the US who leased the site. Years later, other protesters were fighting for the giant golf balls to stay when under the threat of the demolition ball! 

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The warning station at Menwith Hill was much the same. Female protest groups lived for some years nearby in run-down caravans, whilst protesting against the US who leased the site. Years later, other protesters were fighting for the giant golf balls to stay when under the threat of the demolition ball! 

Fantastic place Menwith Hill,had many a good 4th of July there.

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Fantastic place Menwith Hill,had many a good 4th of July there.

 

And a fabulous journey over the moors. 

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Whitby's great, but can get very crowded. Ditto Robin Hood's Bay, ever since it became much easier to get to with the main road. We used to get there driving over the Moors, where you got the completely surreal sight of the giant golf balls at RAF Fylingdales, slowly appearing over the horizon.

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All gone! It's all phased arrays now!

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Wiring summat up incorrectly often does it for me.

 

Comments like this remind me why I love you!

 

 

 

Things that put a spark in my life:

 

My brother. He has grown into a wonderful person against the odds and he makes me very proud.

My friends. If someone is my friend it means the world to me and I hold them dear.

My cats, they make my house a real home.

 

Walking in the sea, at 2am in the middle of winter. No other feeling makes me feel alive quite like that.

The wind as felt from St. Mary's Church yard on the cliff-top in Whitby.

Sitting in St. Mark's Square, drinking whiskey, on a warm night.

 

The epiphany moment of finding something, or having an idea that is crucial to my research.

 

The look in someone's eye at that moment when they couldn't possibly be any more in love with you. I remember that being sublime.

 

:)

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having peoples' tea ready for them when they get in and listening to the chat and banter at tea time.

 

a new writing project

 

having a real good #### shower and shave and putting on a sharp suit and a vintage ben sherman

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