Friday, January 19, 2007
The Field of Hudd
Tomorrow I am going away for a week to Huddersfield. "Where?", people keep asking me. For those of you who have the good fortune to dwell south of Harrods, Huddersfield is in the North. It also has its own very impressive coat of arms. One of the great things about Huddersfiled is that it nestles in amongst some dramatic countryside. So there will be plenty of opportunities to get out for a walk. I used to enjoy hill-walking a lot but since moving to the heart of London it's difficult to do much (the prospect of being in the car a full hour just to get out of the city manages to put me off every time!).
I'm actually going to stay on the outskirts of the city in an area known as Sheepridge, in the parish of Fr Richard Aladics of Friends with Christ fame. Huddersfield was once painted by Lowry, but I don't know if I'll find any matchstick men or matchstick cats and dogs in Sheepridge - Fr Richard's culinary expertise is well known!
Since I'll be driving up tomorrow I'm going to miss a VERY IMPORTANT milestone in the history of this Blog. Tomorrow we are going to get out 10,000th visit. Yes, that's ten thousand visits to this Blog since it started in June. Given that we're something of a 'niche market' in the Blogosphere I think that's quite good. I'd really like to know who our ten thousandth visitor may be. So - if, when you log onto this site, you see the number 10,000 appear in the side bar PLEASE send us an email or a Comment in the combox. Just click on Comment at the bottom of this post. You have three choices: 1 - reveal your identity; 2 - invent a name; or 3 - sign on as Anonymous (I'd rather you went for 1 or 2).
Sunday is my birthday. So say a prayer for me that day please :o)