Yorkshire Sculpture Park (the best bit)

Now to be honest I did have a slight ulterior motive to wanting to visit the park……..someone told me there was a nesting heron!!!

Well they lied, there are a whole bunch of nesting herons on an island in the lake!!!!

The nests are huge and there are probably ten to twelve and on each one is a pair of huge herons. Simply stunning.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

As you know I’m not much of an art buff but its been Half Term here last week so I took a day off so we could have a day out. The Yorkshire Sculpture park is one of those places that’s on your door step but you never get round to visiting so off we finally went.

The park is is an open-air gallery  showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park’s collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

There is plenty of works to see but the majority are piles of bricks or collections of metal along side pretentious descriptions of what the artist believes they represent. Personally I don’t get it but if that’s what you like then its fine by me. There were a couple we liked but the majority left me scratching my head.

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Dog Day Morning

Well what a miserable grey, dank dreary day it is in Yorkshire today. Yuck.

Wifey’s under the weather so I took the dogs for a stroll in the local park and took a couple of snaps of them for a change.

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Doggy Photoshoot

The wife has decided that the final touch to the kitchen would be a couple of nice pictures of the dogs for the walls. No matter how much I pleaded the case for Scooby Doo, Grommit or Muttley she wasn’t having it.

So off to the local park we went and had a little doggy photo shoot.

Not decided on the final ones yet but these are the front runners.

What do you think?

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Kitchen Update 4

Well I think we’re in the home straight and I’m really glad because its starting to wear us all down a bit.
We’ve got new cupboards and work surfaces and they’ve started on the new floor as well. I am getting a bit sick of having all the dining room furniture in the sitting room though.

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Kitchen Chaos Update 2

Walking in last night was a bit like being in a Saharan sandstorm of dust. The kitchen wall was gone and the cooker is floating in the middle of a new huge room.

Its a strange feeling being able to see into the dining room and the dogs are totally confused by the new layout and freedom of movement they have.

I’m starting to look forward to going home and seeing the changes. Not too sure about the dust everywhere !!!

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Kitchen Chaos Update 1

Well to be fair it wasn’t the bomb site I expected but the real demolition hasn’t started yet.

A huge steel beam sits in the dining room, there’s a small test hole through to the kitchen and the wall is stripped back to the original 100 year old bricks..

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The builders had done a pretty good job of cleaning up but the wife wasn’t too impressed when I ran a finger down a surface and asked when she’d last had the duster out!!!!

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It will be interesting to see how the hole has progressed when I get home tonight?????

Kitchen Chaos

I’m not sure I want to go home tonight.

After weeks and months of beating around the bush and prevaricating about the cost we (well the wife) has decided to knock the kitchen and dining room through into one big room.

Work was due to start this morning so we’ll be living in one room, crammed in with two rooms worth of furniture until its finished. I’m guessing the cooker will be out of action so it’s microwave meals or KFC for the foreseeable future.

I’m sure there’ll be photos to follow as the work progresses.