My review of the year July – September 2014

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








Finishing another Wainwright book the central fells.




July saw my eldest stepson Dean and his girlfriend move into their first flat together. We donated our old sofas so were looking forward to our new ones arriving.



My birthday, another year older but someone last week thought I was only 30! Had a lovely meal in Bowness with my family. Got the train but fell asleep and woke up in Preston! The £80 taxi ride back at midnight didn’t feel so lovely, but we can we laugh about it now!!



I collected my new car, it’s such fun to drive and here’s the boring bit *whispers it’s more fuel efficient!

I discovered that I’m not too old for a play suit thanks to the nice lady in Oasis.

I caught up with an old friend whilst on my travels in Cheshire. I’d not seen Stephen for about 15 years. A very brief catch up and a promise to do it again soon.

My school friend Rich came up for the summer beer festival at Staveley. Friends Stu and Paula came too and was a very fun drunken night. We’d been the previous night with the Byrnes and Edmondsons just to make sure the beer was ok !


It was a very damp start just like last year. A rainy Sunday was a perfect day to finally see Life of a mountain. A truly beautiful film capturing a year in the life of Scafell. The Lego exhibition was on at the same time in the Rhghed centre so have a quick look.



The damp theme continued for Kendal Calling. It was so wet at times that I cried in my tent I wanted to go home. Glad that I didn’t and buying a posh loo pass was the best £20 I’ve spent.




The wainwright obsession continued. We met Derek who joined us on Bessyboot.

Ray, Gary, Dave and I did a huge Kentmere/Mardale mash up, a 14 mile marathon walk.


This just left Rest Dodd and The Nab to do to finish the Far Eastern fells, which we did the following weekend.


Sad family news my Auntie Mo died suddenly which meant an unexpected trip south. Silver lining was I got to see my gorgeous niece and nephews and pay a visit to my dads grave.



The first engagement of the month was a fancy dress party. I think I can pull of the whole nun thing though it was said a have a bad habit! A brilliant night at the Wilsons and £1600 raised for charity.



September saw my eldest stepsons girlfriend Aimee turning 21. Oh to be 21 again….

Ibiza bound, fell in love with the island last year. Was a brilliant holiday, Jake (my youngest)and his friend Millie came to join us. It saw us see David Guetta, Duke Dumont, parasail and ride a bucking broncho. Just love the island and hoping to revisit again this year.





Moved Jake back to uni after a year in industry. Couldn’t believe how much stuff he had!!

Being in London meant we could visit the poppies at the Tower. They are just breathtakingly beautiful.


A few more hills ticked off first in the Langdales.



Then to Wasdale to do the last of the Southern fells. The weather deteriorated during the walk. I had a health scare that week so wasn’t really in the best frames of mind.




Final instalment coming soon…,,,

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