Category: Editorial

Flaming June! The walkington-life plane is flying 3000 feet above the village and you can almost  make out the pond beneath the cloud. The plane is strangely quiet. There is a full compliment of bloggers on board but they are full of their own thoughts and in various stages of scribbling their humble offerings for …

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Posted on: 20, June, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

May – what a month! Bike races, General Elections and a significant moment for walkington-life. The excitement generated by the Le Tour de Yorkshire passing through the village will remain in the memory for a long time. Although it was over in a few minutes, the build up, the noise and the spectacle were really …

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Posted on: 9, June, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Well,the skies above Walkington have been relatively quiet recently as our little plane has been absent for a while. Not to worry we’re back now with a full compliment drawn from the venerable company of Walkington bloggers. I can see all the usual smiling faces, crammed into business class, excited  by the prospect  of a good …

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Posted on: 19, April, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

That’s it then, Half Term’s over and the bloggers have been coming back in one’s and two’s full of tales about their kids and grandchildren and what they’ve been up to. So the old flying bus remained in the Hangar and the maintenance boys have been going round kicking the tyres and polishing the fuselage. …

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Posted on: 2, March, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

  Controversy in the skies over Walkington this week, regarding the news about the Tour de Yorkshire’s planned route through the village. Bloggers want to take part! They do!  They’ve formed their own planning/strategy group. We have a hard core of villagers, keen to put on the lycra, who want, NO, – are demanding, application forms to …

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Posted on: 15, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

It’s been a special week on board walkington-life this week. The presence of two VIB’s (very important bloggers) has brought with it a sense of calm and order, bloggers are sat in their allocated seats and minding their collective p’s and q’s. Even those asked to give up their seats in business class for the …

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Posted on: 9, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial
Show of hands

Polite request:-  Would any reader who has not yet done so,  please vote. The polling question “Do you like this blog?” is near the bottom of the right hand sidebar. The vote is open to all readers as I am trying to judge how much interest there is in the blog. The poll will be removed …

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Posted on: 8, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Tedium is setting in, the old plane is flying in perfect circles above the village. The bloggers are all busy tapping away at their keyboards and all I’ve got to do is keep the thing steady, no sudden changes of course, no dives or vertical climbs all very much of a muchness. Just sometimes, I’d …

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Posted on: 2, February, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Grounded!  Due to a combination of high crosswinds and weather damage to the runway on the playing field the old plane has been refused permission to take off. Some of the older bloggers were muttering about health and safety leading to the ruination of the country, but safety must come first, and so the skies …

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Posted on: 26, January, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial

Another week slips by under our wings and disappears into the vapour trail. It’s been relatively quiet up here in the blogosphere this week; we published a very good post from Martin Gore on the process of writing this years pantomime production. Thanks Martin, although Helga would like to know why she failed her audition …

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Posted on: 13, January, 2015 | Author: editor
Categories: Editorial