Best things to do near Ullswater

Ullswater is the second largest lake in England at seven and a half miles long. Surrounded by mountain scenery, there are several towns and villages on the shore of the vast lake including Pooley Bridge and Glenridding as well as a whole host of walks and outdoor activities. Hutton John Estate is just a short […]

A Summer Of Sorts

Better Times Ahead In March I reflected on the start of Spring, finally… I seem to be obsessed with the weather, but there has been good reason for that over the past six months or so. I have been trying to remember what the sun looks like and how lovely it is to have the […]

Mercurial Weather

Someone said this to me yesterday and I thought it was the most apt way to describe the last month of weather- mercurial. Mother Nature has thrown everything at us. Hail and sleet followed by snow and sunshine and more rain than I have ever seen. There is no point looking at the weather forecast […]

Who Says Romance Is Dead?

A Moonlit Walk Well doesn’t that sounds lovely. Getting out in to the wonderful outdoors with the company of a loved one and the moon to guide your way. Romance still survives, except of course in real life the moon lit walk is at 7.30am and my loved one is my faithful hound Shadow. The […]

Autumn

Leaves and Time Autmn has arrived again, The leaves are fading from green to every shade of rust, copper and gold. And now as the frosts begin to descend in the mornings the leaves are all forced from the trees and there is a melee of crispy, crunchiness underfoot. It’s a wonderful sound. Time has […]

Night Creatures

Winter Time in the Lakes As we get closer to the Winter solstice the nights are still getting longer and it makes me think of Summer with a real sense of longing. Some times I end up taking the dog out when it is dark. Thankfully I haven’t tripped over and broken anything yet. The […]