Sue, Jethro and Mike, HI!! Nice conversation about the mountains. I guess we all love the mountains. So, Jethro, you're a mountain man after all. Who knew?
PS - Nice link, Jethro. Mike that was a great bit of linking too!
Tjanks pet, aam gettin gud at this link stuff, but I had agood teacher, Coal Miners Boy first told me, others did to, but they didn't use the vernacular !
How you keeping Jean, OK?
Jethro hope u r ok 2
Sue I hope you got my latest e.mail-I have to wear a hat indoors now, to stop the top of me head blowing off! (with exitement"!)
Gosh its almost 1 am, better crawl under the leaves1
Hi, Jean, I couldn't get on to your gallery the other day. I've had a lot of problems browsing on all my browsers. I wonder what's up with the things.
I enjoyed having a look at your view from your door, Jethro, and had a look around the area from the sky. You've certainly found yourself a nice hidy hole there! Mountains have such varied character in the changing seasons, don't they? I love mountains and hills too. I like to have my view of the hills from here.
Mike, thanks so much for your injection of enthusiasm for my book. I'm scared witless again, having sent a lot of stuff for it today. NOw I have to send some things for the cover. I can't quite believe it's actually happening, but you should have seen the state of me when I sent off the contract. I couldn't breath for two days. I began to think I'd broken my ribs. It was all nerves. How ridiculous!
I'm feeling as though I've eaten a sock at present, but it's mild compared with the other day, so I'll get my head around it eventually. Your breath of fresh air, and wildly excited enthusiasm was just what I needed, I think, to stop me worrying so much! Thanks for that!
My very best wishes to you all,
So this is your back yard, and you came to Australia in 1799.
did you pass through this place
whilesinging this song
Peter, you won't believe this, it's too spooky for words!!! MY daughter was playing that tune on her flute today, and I started singing the tooraly oraly addity bit, and told her that a girl had sung it at our eisteddfod last year, whereupon, she told me about a clip she'd seen, at school, I think, with an 'opera singer' and 'Andre Rieu' in it, and I said we'd have a go at finding it tomorrow, and blow me down with a feather, I can't believe this, but here you are, sending me a link to the exact song, with the exact person singing it! I'm shocked and stunned! I love coincidences like that! And what a beautiful rendition it was too, she has a beautiful voice, and it was lovely to see the audience getting so carried away. Now she's doing the aussie aussie bit, and Emma had told me about that too, so yes, it's the exact one she meant. Isn't that strange?
I'll talk to you about the village on that site, hang on a minute,
Isn't that the spookiest coincidence though? I can't get over that! Emma will think it's very freaky when I tell her all about this tomorrow morning. :D
My very best wishes to you, oh wizardly one!
There is also a Botany Bay in Lancashire but this may give a clue as to how this one got its the name
However, the Pentrich rebels were not the earliest Derbyshire people to face the rigours of a 15,000-mile voyage to the penal colony – that doubtful honour went to two young women.
Elizabeth Clark, from Ashbourne, was sentenced to seven years’ transportation at Derby on January 11, 1785. Her crime – the theft of clothing valued at 6s 6d. She was aged 19.
Ann Beardsley, or Beadley, was sentenced at Derby on August 5, 1786, to five years’ transportation.
She had stolen “one black satin cloak and other goods” from a house in which she had probably been a servant. Ann was aged about 20 years old.
The two women left England on board the women’s prison-ship Friendship in May 1787. Their vessel was part of the famous First Fleet of 11 prison-ships that sailed to Botany Bay.
Their epic voyage, which took 252 days, was a historic one. The 1,500 or so people who survived it became, in effect, the founders of the modern nation of Australia.
Incidentally, it was observed that Elizabeth and Ann “...decently clothed...set off in high spirits, not seeming in the least dismayed at the length of the voyage, etc.”
Susan, Are you well??
I have seen in the news the fire in Australia, and I am worried!!
Greetings, Luis Duro.
How lovely of you to be concerned, Luis, it's so good of you to leave your message!
We are fine here in Southern Queensland. The fires are down in Victoria, South Australia and parts of New South Wales as well. It's so very tragic to see the amount of deaths...I am shivering even as I type this. I can't even begin to imagine how completely terrifying it must be to see a fire like that approaching. AWFUL TIMES!
The floods are further north and the terrible heat and fires are further south, so I am so lucky to live where I live, Luis.
I think our thoughts go out to all those in strife, and those who have lost their lives. I'm really touched by your concern for us Aussies, Luis, you are a very kind person!
Very best wishes to you, my friend,
Hi Susan, I am happy to you!!
I have experienced a fire, and it is very terrible!! You feel anxiety, helplessness, despair, sadness,... all the negative feelings :(
Then, you are happy, because the fire has been extinted, but sad for all the deaths, of people, animals and plants, and the big footprint wasn't erased in many years!!
Don't give up, and continue fighting!!
Luck from Spain, Luis Duro.
I was walking near Haselour House on a Public Footpath through their back yard in Old England, and I was confronted by this notice.
Do you have one of these in your back yard?
We may all need to join forces as the Rambler's notice has been selected by Google Earth!
Jazz and Peter, I do believe I am finally going to catch up with all my long lost comments!
How are you both?
Thanks so much for visiting this picture and yes, this view is a very good reason indeed to not do my chores, Jazz, but if I don't, I soon get buried in the aftermath.
Very best wishes to you, boy, do I have my work cut out. This is the first picture in a whole 34 pages of unanswered comments. naughty naughty me!
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