It is always fun playing tourist in your local area. Having joined the National Trust last year, yes I am at that age. A look in the National Trust handbook and decided to visit Acorn Bank just outside Penrith. A breakfast stop at Mrs Miller’s tearoom at Hazeldene garden centre, which is definitely worth a … More Acorn Bank
There has always been a walk around one of my favourite lakes in the Lake District. In recent years the much welcome addition of a proper pathway and steamer stop at Aira Force has made it more accessible, plus you don’t take your life in your hands walking down the busy road. After the … More Ullswater Way
It’s a funny thing, running and training for a marathon. And then suddenly, it was over. And bizarrely, I miss it. I miss the structure of my training plan. I was on such a high afterward. Crossing that finish line was a really big deal. You have such strong emotions because you’ve worked so hard … More I’ve run a marathon now what?
Praise be to the YouTube tutorial. Whenever I have tried to apply eye shadow in the past, my eyelids have looked like I have been gang banged by crayola. When I was 40, I was in Manchester on one of my birthday celebrations, I ventured onto a beauty stand in Debenhams, I add to the … More A tick off the fabulist – learn to apply eye shadow without looking like a tranny
As with a lot of things on my fabulist, people like to help as they did with this one. My old friend Kate was reading my list and said Chris will be able to help you out with this one.
Lamb is one of my most favourite meats. Veggies look away now. Made lots of things with the leftovers, shredded done lamb meat and turned into perky leftovers https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2016/08/17/perky-leftovers/ , added a tin of chopped tomatoes and turned into a pasta sauce.
London Marathon weekend was here *gasps. Maranoia takes over…. I was a mix of complete nerves and excitement. Those who read my blog will have read my journey. Self doubt along the way, my body showing me we are strong. I was just so happy to have the miles in my legs to fulfil my … More London baby
Taper week here, I needed it I’m tired. The maranoia setting in, am I going to be ok? Have I enough in my legs for the task ahead? It’s been a tough journey. When you have been training 5 times a week, not training feels like all fitness is fading away. I didn’t go to … More Week 16
On Sunday 23rd April 2017, I’m going to be running my 4th London marathon and fifth marathon in total. Seeing this hashtag on the London marathon page, got me thinking about my #reasontorun. Firstly my reason for running on Sunday will be to fulfill my commitment to my gold bond marathon place which Brathay have … More #reasontorun
It’s always nice playing tourist in your area. Dalemain was another of those places I have visited countless times with work but never explored. Dalemain is a few miles outside Penrith. The name Dalemain means ‘manor in the valley’, there has been a settlement in it’s position since the time of the Saxons. The house … More Dalemain