The nicest rooftop bar I know!
Last Saturday I was saying a fond farewell to Poland in the rooftop restaurant at Hotel Pod Wawelem, Kraków’. I can highly recommend it, both for the views and the hot apple szarltotka with icecream. You’ll have to wait for that photo and the accompanying walk because this is all about Becky’s Roof Squares. And, of course, to wish you happy Saturday in Six Words (or more).
Apologies to both ladies for the links, as I’ve scheduled this post, while I’m enjoying the high life in Nottingham.
Shout it from the roof tops!
It’s June, and Becky’s back again with a brand new series of squares. Knowing how much everyone enjoyed the last series, I can’t help but feel I’ll be missing out, but I’m off to Poland tomorrow. Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) in Warsaw will be my only contribution to Roof Squares for now, but I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on those roof tops.
No Monday walk next week, but I have a post scheduled for Thursday, when I hope to be on my way to Kraków with a fistful of happy memories. Apologies if my responses are slow. Till then, have a great weekend and don’t forget to share your Six Words with Debbie.
A grey day on the Quay
On Tuesday our luck ran out on the north east coast, and grey replaced the blue. Was I down-hearted? Not at all! The Blacksmith’s Needle in forged steel still looked great, but when it started to rain I hot-footed it over the Millennium Bridge to Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art.
“Missing Time” by Serena Korda is inspired by the healing potential of sound and the Dark Skies of the Northumberland landscape. You are invited to sit on a chair and listen to ‘the sound of the stars’.
Idea of North explores the sense of community, place and collective belonging, connecting historical moments with individual stories. Partly inspired by Peter Davidson’s book, “The Idea of North”(2005), it poses some interesting questions. Debbie’s a little slow with her Six Words this week but I’m sure she’ll be along later. Meantime, enjoy her great photography and have a happy weekend!
Spinning and spinning and spinning around…
There’s always Liquid to be found when you live on the coast, but it’s not every day you find a jet ski showing off inside the lock gates.
This view is a constant, though… so long as the sky is blue! Wishing you a happy day, whether you spend it watching Harry and Meg, outstanding tennis, the FA Cup final or none of those. The one thing you must do is share Six Words with Debbie.
Still in an English country garden
The warm spell has left us for a little while, but I have the loveliest memories of my visit to Thorp Perrow Arboretum. I had too many photos to share in just one post, so I thought I’d treat my Saturday readers to some sunshine too.
The lake meanders off into a stream here, skirting a couple of islets as it goes, and creating wonderful reflections.
What do you think? I make no apologies for a second post. It was glorious! There’s some great food on offer at Debbie’s place this weekend. Pop over with your Six Words, and have a happy time!
The 3 Day Quote Challenge #3
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac
It’s the last day of my 3 Day Quote challenge, but it’s also Saturday, and we all know what that means. I’m sure lovely Annika won’t mind sharing me, just this once. I’ve found her some beautiful photographs of the Dunajec Gorge in Poland to say thank you.
The rules of the challenge :
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote on 3 consecutive days.
- Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
- Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.
I always loved the image of Jack Kerouac. The spontaneity of his writing, the freedom of life on the open road. I was desperate to be a part of it, to escape the everyday. Mostly it was in my imagination. I spent many, long years in an office. So today, whenever I get the chance, I’m out there. Never truly ‘On the Road’, but always aspiring.
My final nominees. Take part if you’d like, or if you have the time :
Lovely Gilly at Lucid Gypsy
Brian at Bushboy’s World
And Patti of Pilotfish
If you’ve not been nominated and are itching to give this a go, please do. Not all of the nominees are able to take part. And please don’t forget your Six Words for Debbie.
The star of our Spring garden
She’s a beauty, isn’t she? I can’t think of a better compliment to a blue sky. It’s turned rather chilly now, but I’ve sat beneath our Amelanchier on every possible occasion this Spring. Join Debbie with a smile and Six Words this Saturday.