A Quick Update

Enjoyed beautiful walks along our shore line. Managed to do a Zero Waste Christmas shop, thanks to the very lovely shop keepers of Knott End who are always happy to fill our little jars for us. It’s so much nicer than shopping in a supermarket. As always CC helped to carry most of it home,…

September

Is it really the end of September already ? Time has really flown this month; the start of the new term for us means a very busy time, but we’ve found time for some wonderful trips out. Beginning at the start of the month with the family meal and a visit from my brother. We…

Raiders

  We couldn’t resist another visit to Northumberland, there were so many places left to see ! Northumberland is an area long associated with attack and the need to defend from raids from the North Sea. During our last visit we saw lots of evidence of these defensive structures, from walking the remains of the…

More Camping and Castles

You can tell it’s the summer holiday, so many posts showing visits to campsites and castles! *   This last week saw us in Northumbria, exploring Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman fort of Houseteads, (nearly 2000 years old), Dunstaburgh and Alnwick Castle ( Hogwarts to all you Harry Potter fans), and staying on the nicest campsite…

Glamping

We have just spent two nights in the Lake District at Low Wray campsite – owned and managed by the National Trust. We had a beautiful spot right by the lake and have invested in a bigger tent this year – my old one being more of a back packing affair. The new abode feels…

June

Work on our house – a new sun room.

May

Lots of walks through the fields and along the shore. Hares in the fields and bees and butterflies in the hedgerows.   Visits to gardens in Bowland – part of the NGS open gardens for charity scheme. Inspirational. Lambs in the fields. A visit to Foxglove Covet – a nature reserve on an army base….

A Quick Catch Up …..April

Using the last of our dried lavender…. .   Beginning to sow in paper pots… A visit to Lancaster…..the alms houses, the castle and a marvellous tour of the cottage museum, with our host Mary- a volunteer who also plays Queen Victoria in her spare time !             The Judges’…

Spring Cleaning

*   ‘The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur,…