Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Well, my Royal Jubilee was all rather laid-back. In the end I couldn't even raise the energy to climb Hope Hill to see the beacon being lit on Monday night. (I was enjoying the televised concert from outside Buckingham Palace.) There wasn't a great deal happening locally... I think Saltaire has had enough Festivals in the last couple of months. There was supposed to be a 'Big Lunch' party in Northcliffe Park on Sunday but it rained heavily all day here, as well as in London, so that was all a bit of a damp squib. I spent all afternoon glued to the TV, watching people getting very wet in boats on the Thames.
So the only bit of sparkle I can offer is this golden orb suspended outside one of Saltaire's old shop properties that has now become a studio for a portrait photographer. I'm not sure if the orb is permanent or was associated with the recent Arts Trail. Either way, it provides an interesting reflection of Titus Street.
Let me just mention here too, that I'm having some problems with my Mac starting up at the moment. So if one day it fails to start up completely, I may disappear from blogland for a while. Don't worry - my postings and visits this month will be sporadic at best anyway, as I'm having a holiday and celebrating that big birthday. All being well, everything should be back to 'normal' (whatever that is) by early July.