A collection of close-up images of ammonites and other fossils on the shale beds at Sandsend near Whitby
Fossils on the beach at Whitby were the cause of much excitement for me during my childhood, and I have to confess having hacked at quite a lot of them with large rocks over the years. Once removed from their fixed location they never quite had the same appeal as they did when they were pristine and unbroken gold encrusted treasures, locked in place.
The wife was counting all the 5ps and 10ps out on the kitchen table when she suddenly got very angry and started shouting and crying for no reason. I thought to myself, "She's going through the change."