The Lava Trolley: September 2008

The Lava Trolley

Or is it the lavatory???

...Either case, this little nook on blogasphere is the natural dumping ground for the sort of crap that erupts
when you find a wee Chink in the Britworks...

But hey, I promise you this is steamingly hot shit...which is probably why it's all looking a bit brown!


30 September 2008

Wrong Side of 30


My 31st came and went with very little to mark it...Nope, not even a single line on my face...not yet at any rate!

The celebration (if it could be called that) was very low key (and low cost) at my request, but the highlight was definitely a trip to the Panopticons...and a scrummy dinner of Lancashire Hot Pot (a friend's speciality) rounded off with strawberries and chocolate fondue (consumed whilst watching the very first Singapore Grand Prix). I received a new gaming mouse from David, which arrived slightly belated, but I forgive him! Photobucket

Our first stop was meant to be the Halo, but we got lost along the way. I didn't mind that so much as it is best viewed at night rather than high noon. My personal favourite's the Singing, Ringing Tree...After much discussion about this landmark with some friends at work, we've decided that it would've been more appropriate for it to have been named the Humming Cyclone, for obvious reasons. If you do a search on YouTube, you'll probably come across something which will play its haunting melody.


It was heartening to discover such beauty not so very far from Burnley, a drive through which proved rather harrowing...Some areas actually looked like the very depths of shellshocked hell. It didn't help that there was a big match on that day...Football having the tendency to bring out the rowdier elements of our community, and all that.

The Panopticons are a fairly new addition to the Pennines, but already you can see how industrious the vandals have been. Fortunately, the graffiti doesn't show up all that well on our photos...Let's just say I'm not a big fan of the urban look.


David took quite a few interesting pictures, and left the less arty snapshots to our mate Andy, who was also in charge of video. You can view more of the photos here.

The various features of the Panopticons are not signposted very well, so you have to do a bit of research to get specific directions to each of them. It can be a bit of a pain, but then again, I quite like the idea of fewer people being able to find these places...Makes the area more tranquil somehow.

No idea where our next daytrip will take us, but I'm sure I'll come up with something...Maybe the Forest of Dean Scupture Trail, or perhaps we could go check out the Wishing Fish Clock! Photobucket

Labels: , , , , ,