Exploring The Yorkshire Moors ❤️

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with the Brontë sisters! My all time favourite novels are Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I am lucky enough to live fifteen minutes away from where these literary masterpieces were penned! The Bronte Parsonage in Howarth is truly beautiful! My best friend from university was visiting for the weekend (she too is equally obsessed), so we decided to release our inner Catherine Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff…


The main cobbled street down Howarth

Us outside the famous Parsonage

A scene from the film ‘Wild Child’ is actually filmed in this very spot!


There are some unique lovely shops in Howarth including a vintage shop, an apothecary and lots of beautifully quaint tea rooms

The parsonage where the Brontë sisters grew up. They are not buried in this grave yard, but in vaults inside the church to the right

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Yesterday one of my oldest, bestest friends and I went on a walk to relieve some dissertation/revision stress! We are so lucky living in Yorkshire to be surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Trainers – Nike

Jeans – Marks and Spencer

Shirt – River Island

Leather Jacket – Dorothy Perkins

Scarf – Ralph Lauren

Day 19 – Tour de France Fever in Yorkshire

On the weekend the famous ‘Tour de France’ passed through my home town in Yorkshire. It was incredible. I had never really been into it before I watched it. My town really got enthusiastic putting up bunting, painting bikes to display everywhere and selling merchandise. When the Tour de France finally came it was a really hot, sunny day. Me and my family stood at the top of a steep hill to watch them come up and go along the straight. The atmosphere was incredible. There was a huge procession before the riders came. Freebies were thrown out, different music blared from each passing van and police motorbikes wizzed past. When the riders came everyone cheered, wooped and spurred them on. It was a really exciting event to witness and great for Yorkshire to be a part of. Yorkshire were up against big cities like Barcelona and Berlin to host the depart and won it, so it is great for the rest of the world to see how picturesque and beautiful Yorkshire is.

God’s Own Country Poem

Is summat up wi thissen?

Can tha get meh?

Al tell ya summat fo’ nowt

you folk reckon I chelp nonsense.

 

Ah’m fair stalled of chunterin’

baht how i say coit or coke or no.

fratchin’ baht teacake, or

snicket or brew

 

Doesn’t tha know I’m from

God’s Own Country? Stop Gawpin’ n’ faffin’

when I ‘appen t’say a word

not t’taste of thissen

 

Chuffin’ eck lass

ah’ll go t’foot of ahr stairs,

when tha hears another lass

talkin’ language of a yorkshireman.

The Remarkable Career of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin “The Little Master” Tendulkar, a true sporting icon has announced he is retiring from cricket. He has had a remarkable career. His great passion for cricket inspired many people to not only watch the sport but take it up as well. Tendulkar is a fantastic player and ambassador for Indian Cricket. On 10 October 2013, he announced that he will retire after playing his 200th test match, against the West Indies. Below are the many highlights he had during his career.

1988: He scores 100 not out in his first first-class match for Bombay at 15 years and 232 days old.

1989: He makes his Test and ODI debut for India against Pakistan at 16 years old.

1990: Scores maiden Test century against England at Old Trafford.

1992: At 19 years old he becomes the first foreign player to represent Yorkshire.

1996: Leading run scorer at World Cup played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a fantastic total of 523 runs.

1997: He is named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

1998: Scores his first double century for Mumbai against Australia in the Brabourne Stadium.

2003: Named the Player of the Tournament at the 2003 Cricket World Cup and he scores an incredible 673 runs (the highest by any player in the tournament).

2005: Overtakes Sunil Gavaskar’s record of the highest number of Test centuries by claiming his 35th against Sri Lanka in Delhi.

2006: He overtakes Kapil Dev holding the record for the highest amount of Test appearances for India with 135.

2007: January 3 – he surpasses Brian Lara’s world record of runs scored in Tests away from home with a phenomenal 5,751 runs.

2007: June – He becomes the first ever player to score over 15,000 ODI runs during a match against South Africa in Belfast.

2008: October 17 – Becomes the highest run scorer in Test cricket, passing Lara’s previous 11,953, when he reaches 16 in the first innings of the second Test against Australia.

2010: February 24 – Scores the first double century in one-day international history, hitting an unbeaten 200 against South Africa.

2010:  April – He was named player of IPL3 after finishing as the tournament’s top run-scorer.

2010: August 3 – He becomes the most capped player in Test history, when he makes his 169th Test appearance in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo overtaking former Australia captain Steve Waugh.

2010: December 19 – Becomes first batsman to hit 50 Test centuries.

2011: November – Becomes the first man to score 15,000 Test runs during Test series against West Indies.

2012: March – Scores his 100th international century in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh, the first player ever to do this.

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