Wendy's World

By Wendles56

Haworth Humour

As a tourist village, Haworth has its share of references to the Brontes and their works, some more directly related to the authors than others - this is the house where lived someone who once sold a loaf of bread to Emily Bronte - well maybe that is stretching it just a bit!

We were in Haworth this morning so that I could fill up my washing liquid bottle at the Wholefoods shop and also buy a replacement washing basket as we discovered evidence of woodworm in our old one - hope it has left the house and not gone elsewhere!  Whilst I was in Wholefoods, Tony wandered the streets and discovered my blip hidden away around a corner, it made us both chuckle.  I found a very nice colourful, woven basket in Pretty Penny which will do very well.

We decided to treat ourselves to cuppas and cake in Cobbles and Clay, the first time we have visited since the beginning of the lockdown and it was most enjoyable to sit outside and watch the folks walk by.  Tony smelt the aroma of bacon sandwiches and gave in, whilst I had a very generous slice of lemon, lime and orange cake.

Back home I tackled the mass of nettles and dandelions on the grass verge where I step out of the car.  I soon filled up our garden bin so the rest will have to wait until they have died back somewhat.  A few more jobs and a veggie shepherd's pie sorted for Jen and Pete, and it was time to meet the Hobblers for a run.  

We have just learned that the Lagganlia Tour will not go ahead again this summer and will have to be virtual instead, so disappointing for the twenty four youngsters who will have been selected in recent days, but there is no way that folks from 40 different households can have a week long residential stay in Scotland in the present situation.  I will order the usual tour tops.  I did enjoy seeing youngsters around the assembly field last weekend wearing their tour tops from last year's virtual event.  It was great that they finally got to wear them at a real orienteering event.  Now we wonder if the Scottish Six day event will go ahead at the end of July.  We have accommodation booked and will drive north for a holiday if the orienteering doesn't happen and we are allowed to.

Parkrun was also due to restart a week on Saturday and our Myrtle team were geared up for a run through this week.  However, today's announcement means the start date is put back a month as will our run through.  I do hope we reach a position where the virus is in check soon, meanwhile we stay quiet and safe. 

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