Hello Vikings! They arrived here in Yorkshire during the first millenium AD and their influence is still around (I see it every time I look upon young F's long, loose limbs & broad shoulders - genes inherited from his ancestors on the North York Moors.) Viking traces abound up North...
This one looks quite sweet - he's carved on a cross in Middleton church, near Pickering.
We encounter this fine Viking peacefully going about his business at antiques events in the North, trading in traditional iron tools and bread bins.
His name is Thor (we think.)
The other day we were out in the misty Howardian Hills and we came upon this curious artifact, apparently another example of Scandinavian influence.
It is a turf maze or labyrinth - this plaque explains its origins.
Quick, Mr N - here come moles!
(English - moldy warp
Danish - muldvarp
Swedish - mullvad...)