Summertime Travels II: Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Manchester, London, and the Midlands

England again!

I have some more photos of our recent, short trip:

 Sherlock Holmes, on the walk between train stations in London

 Views of Holmfirth, in Yorkshire

 The House of Eccentricity, a quirky little shop in Holmfirth

 The Last of the Summer Wine cafe

 Dessert at Manchester hotel

 The Empire Exchange record and book shop, Manchester

"Manchester has everything, apart from a beach" -- Ian Brown

 Manchester train station

 Me, and a daiquiri

 Obligatory photo from the train

 Buskers in Manchester, "One Love Manchester!"

 Outside a Midlands pub...

 Victoria and someone else -- I didn't cross the street to find out who it was!


In other news, I have actually started one of the planned knitting projects! I've knit about one fifth of the baby blanket... Then I stopped, because I'm still tweaking the synopsis for the Carina Press submission, and also hosting a Master Class at the Compuserve Books and Writers Community, all about raising the stakes.

And I really, really need to catch up on blog comments. Thank you to everyone that's come by recently!

This new song is my current earworm:

Neil Finn, Second Nature

And look! It's the 50th anniversary of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.

"Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away. That is, running away in the heat of anger with a knapsack on her back. She didn’t like discomfort; even picnics were untidy and inconvenient: all those insects and the sun melting the icing on the cupcakes. Therefore, she decided that her leaving home would not be just running from somewhere but would be running to somewhere. To a large place, a comfortable place, an indoor place, and preferably a beautiful place. And that’s why she decided upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ..."

The New Yorker has a nice retrospective.

Which song is currently stuck in your head?
Do you have any tips on raising the stakes for story characters?


Erin Z. said…
Love the pictures!
Hi Deniz - that seems a run-a-round trip ... lots to see. Glad littlies are allowed in the pub - I remember when we had to sit in the car!!! And you're back working your book, your club and your knitting ... ne-er a dull moment - take care and good luck ... cheers Hilary
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Susan Kane said…
How wonderful!

I need to read that book again. It has been too many years.

My earworm: Gary Puckett, Run Little Girl... Never listened to the words before.
Beth Camp said…
I liked lots of your pictures, but my favorite was that coffee and dessert at the Manchester Inn, complete with draft/wip! I tend to not listen to music when I work . . . so don't have any to share. But I wish I could drop by that Manchester Inn. Lovely trip. Lovely adventures.
Deniz Bevan said…
So glad you all enjoyed them!
Oh yes, that Gary Puckett song. Even Young Girl has some, shall we say, odd lyrics. But I like the songs!
Jemi Fraser said…
Awesome pics! Haven't been to the UK since I was a kid - would love to go again!
My current ear worm is Bohemian Rhapsody - an oldie but a goodie :)
Chrys Fey said…
I want the train station cat!
S.P. Bowers said…
Great pics. If you ever come to the USA....
Blogoratti said…
Wonderful looking photos and seems like an enjoyable trip. Greetings!
Tamara Narayan said…
Cool pictures. I got to spend a week in London way back in the eighties for a high school trip. It was a blast.
DMS said…
Love the Sherlock Holmes statue! How cool. Looks like you had a fun trip. :) I have always wanted to visit London. :)
Nick Wilford said…
Looks like you got to some very cool places in our fair isle! Great photos!

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