BRANTWOOD: Wash-hand Basins Toilet dragonfly

The Poshest Public Toilets in England

Brantwood has the poshest public toilets in England! Never in a hundred  years did I ever think I’d be taking pictures in a toilet. Never in a thousand years would I have thought that I’d find an online challenge asking for pictures of toilets. Then I read Cee’s words for Read more…

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Ambleside’s Bridge House: a 17th Century Survivor

The Bridge House in  Ambleside has stood over Stock Beck  for  400 years.     The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge House to access their lands Read more…

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…

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