Blimey….

Wow, has it really been so long since I posted ? Time for a TWO season catch up… Autumn Lots of adventures in the woods….amazing fungi pumpkin patches on holiday in Staffordshire… Seasonal garland… Winter Making presents- Peppermint Bark A fab gift from a lovely lady in Germany – wonderful crafts, including Polar Bear ears…

Autumn Pleasures

*   Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year here, the chance to have cosy nights by the fire, the abundance of hedgerow fruit for picking and despite going back to work, the chance to have lovely long walks enjoying the scent of the leaves and the smell of wood smoke. We began our month…

Back To School

*   Sadly our summer has run out already, CC and I went ‘home’ to Canada for most of it and only got back a few days ago. Since this was my last day of holidays we went for a hike in Bowland, eeking out the very last of our hours of freedom ! We’re still several hours behind and…

Winter Treats

*   The recent cold winter weather has brought some unexpected treats in recent days, beautiful winter walks and plenty of opportunities to sample some thoroughly stodgy fare. My friend Liza came to visit us from Sweden and we have delighted in having an excuse to increase our winter walks and sample some local culinary delights. *   This…

Viable Dreams

*   Walking along the river bank at this time of year is often a rather messy affair, boots sink into the squelchy path and clothing is dotted liberally with muddy spots. Despite the type B conditions( ( seriously squelchy on a scale from A ( over the boot and lower leg) through to G ( dry and…

The Definition of Hospitality

Resolving to see more of our suroundings in 2012, we made an early start to our good intentions with a fell walk around Grange-Over-Sands. Despite a what would be euphemistically known around these parts as a ‘bracing’ wind ( gusts of up to 100MPH on peaks) we hiked to the hospice overlooking Grange. The hospice…