Lambing Time in Borrowdale sign Cumbria Lake District

Which Way? A Signpost, a Gate and a Bridge

It’s Lambing Time in Borrowdale, as the notice on the signpost in this first picture reminds us:   Once again, despite weather warnings, we were treated to “Borrowdale Blue” skies this week…..   …..although it was bitterly cold.  With temperatures just above freezing, we headed off again to walk to Read more…

16th century Townend Barn in Troutbeck Lake District

17th Century Barn Doors in Troutbeck Village

Townend Barn in the Lakeland village of Troutbeck  has remained essentially untouched for over 350 years. The oldest part was built in 1666, with a newer (!) extension which dates back to the 18th century. It is still part of a working farm. The farmer uses it for lambing and Read more…

Stan Laurel Oliver Hardy Stan Ollie Ulverston

Stan & Ollie at The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Stan and Ollie are alive and well….. …….. I know this because I saw them sitting on a bench a couple of weeks ago.  Admittedly, they have shrunk in size over the years, but perhaps Alice and The Mad Hatter had something to do with that.     I had Read more…

Abandon Ship!ship wreck, Ulverstone, Foulness Island, rust, beach, coastal, Roa Island

Abandon Ship! (or Abandon Website!)

“Abandon Ship!” was just about what I felt like doing with this blog this morning. Having come back from a long-weekend Zen retreat in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house in the English Lake District, I was feeling really rather chilled. My intention was to have a look at some photographs Read more…

Island on Derwentwater Black&White monochrome Lake District

“I” is for Island and “J” is for Jetty on Derwentwater

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters “I” and “J” At the beginning of this week we had a wonderful couple of days in Borrowdale in the Lake District. For the first trip of 2017 the weather was glorious; warm and sunny and perfect for walking. The light on Tuesday morning Read more…

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