Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Romance is in the Air

Our Good Friends John and Agnes

Crab Apple Blossom

A Happy Young Lady in Spring
'Tis Spring again, and Romance fills the air,
A certain someone has found her certain someone,
And off they go arm in arm,
Into the sunshine, amongst the flowers,
Over the hills and dales,
The birds are singing loudly too, only the small ones,
Big ones can't sing, they squawk, and screech and caw instead,
"He touched my wing today, my dear" she confides...
Soon the eggs are to be laid,
Then covered in chocolate.

Foot Note:-
Followers of Jenny Freckles may be interested to know there is an article by Martin Wainwright in the Guardian Weekly 1-7 April 2011, featuring Saltaire Mill.
I had no idea there are as many as 50 mills in Bradford!


Angela Häring-Christen said...

Mir gefallen die drei sehr verschiedenen Bilder. Sie zeigen alle das Thema "Frühling".
Übrigens, ich kann nicht dänisch, nur schweizerdeutsch, deutsch, ein bisschen französisch und ein wenig englisch.
Liebe Grüsse

Michael and Hanne said...

Danke schon, Angela!
LG Hanne und Michael

H said...

I had no idea there were so many mills in Bradford either. I knew there were a few, but 50!! No wonder Sir Titus wanted a greenfield site away from the squalor.

Alan Burnett said...

Is that 50 mills, or 50 mills left. I doubt the latter and am surprised by the small number of the former.

Michael and Hanne said...

According to the history of Bradford website, by 1841 there were 38 worsted mills in Bradford town and 70 in the borough. By 1851 100,000 people were involved in the woollen industry, making two thirds of England's wool products.