Monday, 6 August 2012

Ee, by gum - there's nowt so queer as folk...

...but if you're not from Yorkshire, say -

'My goodness - people are strange!'

We celebrated Yorkshire Day in grand style this year!

Yorkshire legends!
From t' left: Hannah Hauxwell, Compo, Hardcastle, Norah Batty, an offcumden
from over t' border, and Reg Mellor, world champion ferret-legger.

Reg does a nice bit of dry-stone-walling for t' middle ot' table.
None o' this fancy flower-arranging lark...

That's reet grand, Reg!
We'll dig up a bit o' peat bog next year instead o' that green towel

Norah's not happy to have the ferret in the house,
even if it is sealed in Reg's trousers.
"But ah'm goin' for t' ferret-legging record!" says Reg.
"Ah've already done five hours 'n' twenty minutes!"
"I don't care," says Norah.  "It's not what we want to see when we're cooking!"


Yorkshire pudding! 
"Lovely wi' Bingley bangers, mushy peas and onion gravy,"
says Hardcastle, "an' some Old Peculier ter wash it dahn.
I'm vexed that some folk are supping wine. It just i'n't right."

Norah and Compo start to worry that the mushy peas are already fighting back...

A grand night!
Should've got a photo of the Yorkshire curd cheesecake
 we had in t' finish-up, but I forgot.

Bet you think I'm making all this up...
Wonder if Reg'll be defending his title in Richmond, Virginia this year?


Jo Allen said...

Tha looks like tha 'ad a reet lovely time, our Lizzie! Thas champion at dry stone wallin! By the way did you know that if Yorkshire was a country we'd be 7th in the Olympics medals table.

Connie said...

What a motley bunch of characters.
You look like you are all having so much fun.
Cheers, Connie :)

Lizzie P said...

We did, an' all, lass! Grand news abaht t'yorkshire medals!!!

Lizzie P said...

It was great fun, Connie - we sang songs, read poems, had a Yorkshire-beer-tasting session... It's Yorkshire's answer to the Scottish Burns' Night celebration in January!

lynneUSA said...

Wow, that made me homesick. Food looked great. Been in th US for five years but we try and get over at least once a year

Angie Fox said...

Notice Al is B'aatat at this later point in the evening and Nora has shed her curlers - shameless!!! I absolutely love it!!There's been a fair few yorkshire folks through them there doors and round that table Lizzie ovver't years. xxxx

Jill M Hodgson said...

Liz..... you do realise that is all too frighteningly realistic!!! Wish we could have been there, what a hoot!

Lizzie P said...

Mushy peas and mint sauce, Yorkshire pud - marvellous! Hope you get chance to fill up when you're next here. Me, I dream of pancakes, ribs and quilt shops - love coming over there!

Lizzie P said...

I remember you in curlers and a pinny - I might even hsve a photo somewhere...!

Lizzie P said...

Ah - thanks Angie - comment problem sorted, eh?
Hannah shed some stuff too, but was too embarrassed to appear in photos without the bucket

Karen said...

How nice is that!

Lizzie P said...

It was fun! I think I'll award Reg an Olympic ferret-legging medal for next year's Yorkshire Night