Monday, 19 January 2009

Hockey in Halifax

Today in York, it is one of the most miserable days imaginable. Dark, cold, windy and raining hard. I just got drenched on the school run, and am now warming up with a cup of coffee while looking through the photos I took of Little J playing hockey for York City Under 10s yesterday in Halifax. We had sun, and lots of it, hooray!

Halifax is about 35 miles to the south west of York, on the edge of the Pennines, in my home county of West Yorkshire. It was good to see some hills - the area immediately around York, known as the Vale of York is completely flat. It was even better to the see the sun.

On the way there and back, we passed signs to Brighouse and Rastrick, famous for the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band which scored a pretty massive hit in the late 70s with the Floral Dance.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hee hee - when I was a little girl, my ballet classes were held in the hall where the Brighouse & Rastrick band used to practice. Ah, those were the days when I could still pirouette!!

Olivier said...

on avait un club avant à Évry, mais pas assez de participants ;o(

MartinC said...

Yes, I love the hills, too and try to include them when I can in my photos of t'other side o' t'Pennines!

Patricia said...

Beautiful photo of the lovely English countryside....Thank you !!!

Ruby said...

Anon - that was an honour - especially if it was in their hayday. As long as Terry Wogan never came to join in the practices, that is - I always did think his version trashed the whole floral dance!!

lunarossa said...

Hi Ruby, I got soaked twice yesterday as well picking up my daughter from school. But it looks like that you a lovely day last Sunday. It was football "duty" last Saturday and it was freezing cold. I even contemplated to join in the football match. I only hope that our kied will remember all this when we are old and wrinkly!!! Ciao. A.