The Yorkshire delights I got to see with my photo competition prize money

The Yorkshire delights I got to see with my photo competition prize money

I was so thrilled when Jeanette House, the Trustee responsible for organising the Photo Competition, rang me to say I had won! The prize of two nights in Yorkshire was another opportunity to add to my photo collection.

In late April my husband and I travelled up to The Steeton Hall Hotel in Keighley stopping at the fabulous Yorkshire Sculpture Park for lunch on the way – lots of lambs and Henry Moore sculptures and far too much to see in a quick visit.

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Lynn Welsher
Thanks Jenny. Yes me too - I did ask if they could be available online but maybe it was too much work.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:19
Guest — Jenny Lee
What a great trip, Lynn. Well done on winning the photo competition. I wonder if it could become an annual event ( even if the fir... Read More
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:05
Guest — Lynn Welsher
Thanks very much Liz - it is a very rewarding hobby!
Thursday, 08 October 2015 09:47
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A Japanese year for Trentham

A Japanese year for Trentham

Trentham NWR has been fortunate this year – with Japan as our themed country – to have had Chitose Ikawa from Tokyo as a member of our group while she was here studying at Keele. Nearing the end of Chitose’s year in the UK a few of us took her to Tatton Park to visit the famous Japanese Garden. Built by Japanese craftsmen in 1910 for the 3rd Lord Egerton it features acers, azaleas, water irises, a tea house and a Shinto shrine. Our guide walked us through explaining each item and its meaning, pointing out essential components such as the sacred fox Inari in his red bib, a turtle, water, bridges, stepping stones and zigzag paths to fool the devil.

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Liz Valette
I'm looking forward to receiving the Autumn magazine and reading Chitose's article.
Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:13
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Legs up, feet flexed – prepare for landing!

Legs up, feet flexed – prepare for landing!

My tandem skydiving experience was a present from my children for my 60th birthday last year. You can imagine my surprised look when I opened the envelope!

I booked the dive early in the year, timing it so that it came soon after my son's wedding so as not to leave me with too much time to dwell on it.

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Guest — Sarah Akhtar
Well done Linden, rather you than me!
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 20:43
Marilyn Vigurs
What next Linden?
Friday, 21 August 2015 22:03
Lynn Welsher
Well done - brave lady !! Parascending a few years ago was enough excitement for me!
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 17:03
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Twenty years on and still hostelling strong

Twenty years on and still hostelling strong

Little did we think some 20-plus years ago when we piled into cars surrounded by tents, walking gear and food, ready for a camping weekend in Derbyshire with our NWR group, that we’d still be heading off together all these years later. However, after that first weekend under canvas we decided to give Youth Hostels a try and we’ve been hostelling at least once every year since!

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Why I’m a member of NWR

Why I’m a member of NWR

If NWR did not exist, I would have to invent it.  Where else would I get to meet regularly with a bunch of interesting women and talk about any subject under the sun?

I love being a member of NWR, because in these days of virtual friends and short tweets, I appreciate face to face meetings with real women, where we can discuss real topics in real time. 

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Guest — Sarah Akhtar
I couldn't have put it better myself!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:19
Guest — Jenny
Absolutely brilliant Marilyn! I vote you PR Chief Executive!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:23
Guest — Carol Gorton
Great memories, thank you Marilyn.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:35
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