Tuesday 30 July 2019

You never know who you might bump into...

I had spent the day in York thank to Visit Britain on a workshop on the growth of overseas visitors . At lunchtime some of us went out for a breathe of fresh air and noticed their was a film being made .  So at the end of the session who should I see .I asked him if I could take a photo as I thought the grandchildren might like to see what their wacky grandmother had been up to and he said it would be a pleasure and summoned his body guard to take the photos .

 Now that is what I call a real gentleman . It was Armand Anthony Assante who is an American actor. Best recognized for playing the role of John Gotti in the HBO miniseries ‘Gotti’. He has appeared in a number of TV films and dramas till date. His TV film credits include 'The Pirate', 'Passion and Paradise', 'The Hunley', 'Kidnapped', 'Blind Justice' and 'Shark Swarm'. As far as his work in television dramas is concerned, the actor has appeared on ‘Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story', 'Jack the Ripper', 'The Odyssey', 'ER', 'NCIS' and 'Chuck'. In addition, Assante has been a part of numerous movies as well. He has acted in popular films like 'Q&A', 'The Road to El Dorado', 'American Gangster', 'The Red Maple Leaf', 'Kids vs Monsters', 'Shadows in Paradise', 'Breaking Point' and 'Confessions of a Pit Fighter'. Coming to his awards and honours, Assante won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Mafia Don John Gotti in the miniseries ‘Gotti’. He has also got a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto. The American star has earned multiple nominations for many prestigious awards like Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Awards as well.

The film I was more aware of him starring in was alongside Goldie Hawn in Private Bejamin .

If you ever read this Mr Assente - thank you as you made my day Image may contain: 2 people, including Jack Peckitt Anna Lupton, people smiling, people standing and suit

Saturday 27 July 2019

In Knareborough

Well worth the visit. Often guests by pass Knaresborough on their way to Harrogate and beyond. Wednesday is market day so a good day to go. 

There is a  tiny chapel of Our Lady of the Crag in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. It dates back to 1408 and was carved by John the Mason, the master mason at Knaresborough Castle. Legend has it that it was created in thanks for the Mason’s son’s miraculous escape from a rock fall. Some say that it was a way for the Mason to show off his skills. 
The knight effigy may be original ,but there again no one can be sure It was certainly there in the time of Wordsworth who mentioned it in one of his poems. No photo description available.Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

Coming to Yorkshire ... coming to stay with us

Saturday 13 July 2019

Sunday 7 July 2019