washing line Borrowdale Seathwaite farm

Borrowdale: A Walk around Seathwaite Farm

Borrowdale: A Walk around Seathwaite Farm. One of our favourite walks in the Borrowdale Valley in England’s Lake District starts at Seathwaite Farm. Whilst parts of the Lake District have become very busy with tourists, the Borrowdale Valley is less developed. ¬†There isn’t a car park with a ticket machine at the start of this Read more about Borrowdale: A Walk around Seathwaite Farm[…]

The "Japanese Bridge" at Borrowdale Lake District Christopher Robin quote

Christopher Robin Thought……

Christopher Robin thought that if he stood on the bottom rail of the bridge and leant over, and watched the river slipping slowly away beneath him, then he would suddenly know everything that there was to be known – A.A.Milne, “The House at Pooh Corner”1928 For all of you who love Winnie the Pooh……. ……this Read more about Christopher Robin Thought……[…]

Dusk at Armathwaite Hall Lake District Bassenthwaite

Dusk at Armathwaite Hall

This week’s OddBall picture for Cee’s Challenge¬†was taken on our visit this week to Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. We stayed at Armathwaite Hall Hotel on Lake Bassenthwaite. The hotel grounds stretched right down to the lakeside. These trees reminded me of Tweedledum and Tweedledee from Lewis Caroll’s “Through the Looking Glass“:    

The Gift of the Gael

The “Gift of the Gael” is a replica Viking Longship based around a Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the Birlinn, also known as a Scottish Galley, developed in the Hebrides and Western Isles of Scotland. Viking settlers would have commonly used this design as a small cargo ship for trade, exploration, invasion and warfare Read more about The Gift of the Gael[…]

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