Well it's all over for the teachers and the pupils - summer that is - so me and Mrs Smiffy went off for a "summer is over" walk - as you will see from the pix, summer ended as it began - with some really shyte weather !!! Woke up to the sort of weather we normally see on November 6th (i.e. mornng after bonfire night).
Went for a local trudge - out the front door, turn left and 13 miles later approach front door from the other direction - heavy going too - (for those who know - Scout Green, Heyheads, Carrbrook, Swineshaw Ressies, Ogden Clough, Wilderness, Chew, Indians Head and back on the bridle path to Mossley) and true to form the mist was later joined by some incessant rain - well what do you expect in August ??
Some snaps... one man and his dog - approaching Higher Swineshaw ..
The new concrete reservoir wall at Higher Swineshaw is getting the "dry-stone wall cladding" treatment (probably the same company that did Jack and Vera's in Corrie !)
Just left Chew - going over Indians Head - a rock with a grumpy face (you can see the "easy road down" in the background)
More silhouette-type things - just to prove that we were not the only nutters out on a day like today !!
Football this week is fairly quiet as most of the lower leagues appear to have left it "free" for possible FA Cup replays - Tuesday night however sees Stalybridge Celtic take on Solihull Moors in't'"big league" - that'll do for me - the official "I'm Coming..." e-mail has been sent to the Press Sec ...
Stratford Town 4-1 Kettering Town - 'The Lincoln' are at home versus Chester on Tuesday evening. The Taxman is riding shotgun. We're sailing down the A46 in 'Magnum' - my new wheels. I stick...
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