26 January 2017

Woodseats

Yesterday morning was bright and shiny but because of my afternoon Oxfam shop shift, there was no time to drive out into the countryside for a nice long ramble. Instead, I decided to have a stroll round one of Sheffield's southern suburbs - Woodseats. It's only a couple of miles from our house.

Mt top picture is in the style of The 2016 Blogger of the Year - namely Steve Reed of Shadows & Light. He often shows us shopfronts with people passing by them.

I passed "The Chantrey Arms" and snapped the pub sign:-
I wandered up the hillside towards another suburb - Norton Woodseats and on the way  I snapped these Edwardian semi-detached houses. Beyond them there is a magnificent view over south Sheffield - looking in the direction of our house:-
In Woodseats there are several streets of brick-built terraced houses. The street below is called Nettleham Road:-
To get to the little back yards and gardens there are covered passageways between the houses. Below there is a random example of what I mean:-
I thought I might treat myself to lunch at The Woodseats Palace. Beforehand, I nipped into a charity shop and bought a book about watercolour painting for fifty pence. I could read it while waiting for my order to arrive - a brunch consisting of two fried eggs, smoked bacon, sausages, baked beans and chips (french fries) with a mug of coffee. Delicious and not too much acrylamide either.

Before heading back to my car, I spotted these two amigos outside "Dos Amigos" - an Italian/Mexican restaurant. They were probably weighing up the merits of burritos as compared with ravioli.
And so back home - car safely parked and  I was off down the hill to another shift at Oxfam. It had been nice to get out in the morning - taking advantage of the weather instead of sitting on my buttocks squandering time on the internet.

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  1. Yes it was a beautiful day yesterday if a little chilly. Not quite the same today though.

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    1. Yes we have got another miserable grey day too Ian. English weather is like a box of chocolates.

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  2. Looks like a fun outing! I love that top photo -- definitely would have photographed that shopfront! :) I need to get out and take a walk this weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

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    1. I just checked your forecast. Saturday looks better than Sunday when there will probably be a lot of rain.

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  3. Sounds like you had a good day!

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    1. Yes Kylie. All in all it was a good day and the five routine hours at Oxfam were pleasant too. Then home to make a salmon tea with pasta and broccoli.

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  4. You have the right idea YP, I need to move more....when it gets cooler, though I have got back to moving more in the pool in the mornings. At least you don't get hot exercising in the pool.

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    1. When we were young people in their sixties seemed ancient. We must keep moving Helen or our bodies will seize up.

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  5. Where are the wooden seats?

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  6. Mexican and Italian in one restaurant? That sounds....interesting. I love the green trim around the Woodseat windows.

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    1. You don't know your world geography Jennifer! Italy and Mexico are close neighbours.

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  7. Our house in hillsborough had a walk through like the one you describe
    Happy days

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    1. I am aware that some of our blog visitors will have no knowledge of such houses. They probably think that we all live in grand homes like Downton Abbey.

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  8. Interesting YP. Nettleham is a village close to where I lived in Lincolnshire - wonder why your local road was called that.

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    1. The parallel streets are called Aisthorpe Road and Broxholme Road. Those names also relate to Lincoln. I have no idea why this should be so Mrs Weaver.

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  9. You give us a good idea of what heffield looks like. I'm not sure what the road sign means in front of the two elderly amigos?

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    1. That sign means "no entry" Red. It is a one-way street.

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    2. It's not the same one we use here so I just thought I'd ask.

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  10. Very good Reed knockoff shot!

    Interesting to see different places. The terraced houses are something I only seem to see on British blogs. Everything has such a long history in Europe. We are still in the toddler stage in North America.

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    1. Goo goo ga ga Jenny! Jenny want a sweetie? Come to daddy! Oh, look at her! Ha ha! Such a lovely little toddler!

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    2. *toddler runs away from the doddering old gent who cannot keep up*

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    3. Toddler trips up and old gent reaches her saying, "No need to be afraid little girl!" He helps her up and dabs her bleeding knees with his handkerchief saying "There! There!"

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    4. You win :) But only because I have to go to work!

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  11. A Mexican-Italian eatery...strange combination. Multiculturalism on display - with a cup of tea thrown in, on the house!

    I bet many have stumbled to the front door of the wrong house after a night on the tiles! :)

    Another good set of photos, Yorkie. Have you found a moment or two to have a look at that art site I gave you the other day?

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    1. Not yet Miss George. Thanks for the reminder. I shall do that later today.

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  12. And a rubbish bin in the top photo too - very Steve Reed!

    Alphie

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    1. Yes...it's Reedesque, that's for sure.

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  13. Great pictures, all of them, especially the view across Sheffield. The brick building behind the pub sign intrigues me. Do you know what the coat of arms (or is it just an ornament?) is? Is it a public building?
    I also like the way one of the amigos is looking at the other. Or should it be amigas?

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    1. I had a close look at that brick ornamentation by magnifying the original picture. In the centre there's a date - 1836 but there's no way the building was built so early. Until very recently, the building was in fact a branch of the HSBC bank but before that it was a branch of The Midland Bank - founded in 1836!

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  14. Oh dear...it's my day off today and I'm sat here on my backside squandering time on the internet...I am now resolved to go for a walk! thanks YP.

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    1. It's very grey here in Sheffield Libby - not the best walking day. Maybe you should follow my wife's example and get yourself a "Fitbit" for motivation - 10,000 steps a day.

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