Photographic student for the day

16 Jan IMG_9651-0

I have always loved photography and the science behind cameras. Being mesmerised as a child with the family Kodak camera with the screw on flash cube. Taking photos was something that was done on special occasions. Well it was in my household. The waiting game to see your pictures and then discard half of them as there was only one descent one. Oh am I showing my age?? Continue reading

Life after the 214

14 Jan IMG_9630-0

People have asked since I completed the Wainwrights, what next? What are you going to do now? What were your favourites? Continue reading

The final one

13 Jan IMG_9485-0

I could hardly believe that the day had arrived to complete our round of the Wainwrights. For those of you who don’t know what the “Wainwrights” are, they’re a group of 214 Lakeland mountain summits. These are depicted in Wainwrights guides broken down into 7 books each representing an area of the Lake District.
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My review of the year October – December 2014

4 Jan

Autumn here already but the weather was anything but seasonal.
But it was the month where I finally got to do the last thing on my 40@40 list. A helicopter flight over the lakes. It was an amazing experience. Continue reading

My review of the year July – September 2014

1 Jan

Halfway through the year and July my birthday month. The weather was fab and managed to get a few more Wainwrights ticked off. Continue reading

My review of the year April – June 2014

1 Jan

So the year is passing by too quickly, they say the older you get the quicker it passes and this is so true. Continue reading

My review of the year January – March 2014

1 Jan

Last year was a busy exciting year and people said how are you going to beat that in 2014?? As you will read it’s been quite a full year full of adventures. Continue reading


31 Dec

Another year draws to an end and it’s true the older you get the quicker it passes. It’s fair to say I’m a doer and this year has been testament to that. Continue reading

Chicken and chorizo pie

22 Dec IMG_8734-0

This was utterly delicious. I cheated and bought ready rolled puff pastry! I know the shame of being a lazy domestic goddess! Continue reading

A very soggy penultimate wainwright walk

7 Dec IMG_8479.JPG

I’ve found with the latter Wainwrights we have done it’s become a bit of a chore. When you first start on your wainwright adventure you have so many hills to do. All the ones we had left were in the Western Fells which is quite a drive from Kendal. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, should’ve done these when there was more light. Continue reading


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