Aptly Named…..



Thimble Hall, Youlgreave, Derbyshire

Aptly named ‘Thimble Hall’ a minute cottage in the Derbyshire village of Youlgreave.  This style of housing was once common from the mid 1700 thru 1800’s and was know as a ‘Two Up and Two Down’.

With the pressure on the scarcity of affordable housing here in the UK, I do wonder when we will go back to these old ideas….?!

Mind you Vagabonds are not that welcome as the sign from 1824 indicates


12th February

(C) David Oakes 2019


Wishful Thinking…….

Sitting Still

There are some days when you just wish you could sit and think…. plan ahead…. or just ponder….  or just empty ones mind of thoughts.  One of life’s little luxuries.

9th February

(C) David Oakes 2019


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Horns


I can still see you…..

You might well be admiring my curves…but keep your distance.

A suggestion for this weeks Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Horns

The link is here to Cee’s Blog:- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/02/07/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-horns/

8th February

(C) David Oakes 2019