Thursday, 15 January 2015

Out to Skipton and Pendle. AND Elizabeth ! was crowned today in 1559. Did you know that!?

We were up and out before the sun. We needed to be in Skipton for 8am. 
It was still dark when leaving Yeadon and heading down to Queensway  towards Guiseley....a lovely sharp morning.My hands turned to ice taking off the van blanket protection before setting off......
Good old van started first time, so wrapping him up last night was well worth the effort.
 Monza the dog nearly barked himself into a froth with excitement when I backed the van down to pick him up......
The excitement of going across the moors had Monza jumping all over the front of the van, onto Sally and nearly clawing open the passenger window....then there were sheep too. 
He is now asleep on the sofa after a four hour round trip out to Pendle area and across the moors.


The snow has all gone. It rained and winded all night, as we crossed the moors the sun came up and it turned into a beautiful sunny day, with clear views for miles. To Monza That was much moorland filled with sheep....
We arrived at Skipton to load in plenty of time and then off again further out to Lancashire........My wife was with me today.
This would be how I learned that Elizabeth the First of England was crowned on this day in 1559, and that a bloke called John Dee chose this day through a complicated astrology chart that he compiled specially.
Also it is Princess Michael of Kent's Birthday....so I learned that this lady is descended from both Catherine De Medici and her husband's Mistress Diane De Poitiers. That would be Catherine De Medici's husband....just to make that clear before I get sued by royalty......
 In fact she has written a book all about it. Sally now wants this book.....still hey ho back to vanning.

        www.vanandaman.co.uk        this is my website which I designed myself.....it is a website about my van business. you will not be finding any history here just some very reasonable pricing and helpful hints for your move.

of course as were passing through Pendle and the famous Pendle hill, I was also regaled with the Pendle witches. Poor things did not come out of it all too well. ...So who needs a working radio!? I have a wife called Sally who likes a good story.

We delivered to Nelson, Lancashire, and then home past Otley, looking out for fire wood all the way....we eventually got some old palletts from Guiseley which I am sawing up to burn in the woodburner tonight.
a good old van day. this is how work should be.
                                    Early knock on. Early knock off and a beer.




1 comment:

  1. plus history and tails from a lovely wife... with fire wood to end the day... sounds good......oh Monza...

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