The final instalment, I’m exhausted writing this. Definitely lots of things packed in this year.
Finally a bit of good weather so a fell fix was in order. Doing Halls Fell ridge had been on the to do list all year. Ray and Stewy came along too. Though Stewy said he gets terrible vertigo, but with brownies and me holding his hand he should be ok. Was a great scramble up and I did have a blonde moment when stood on the hill. I said are we going onto Blencathra? Gina what are you stood on!! Cue lots of laughter, in my defence it was cloudy when last there. For such a great mountain the summit marker is just a metal marker on the ground. We collected a waif on the way up called Rob. He wasn’t sure what route he was going to do so said come with us. That’s the great thing about being in the hills is kindness of strangers.
Plan b’s are always better. The weather kept changing by its mind. Had set off to go fell walking but the cloud just kept descending so thought lets go to Lodore Falls and visit the Wainwright exhibition at Keswick museum. Friends Stu and Paula were about so came to join us.
Was very lucky to be given a night to stay at The Duke of Portland boathouse on the shores of Ullswater. I’ve driven past and taken the shot of this iconic place hundreds of times. So was always intrigued to what it was like inside. It’s great staying away but that’s not that far from home. With the recent floods, the house has been ruined which is so sad. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2015/10/20/staycation/
Our god daughter Erin came for a sleepover. You know you’ve done a good job when she says “I don’t want to go home and can I come again?”. A trip to the Wildlife oasis, strictly come dancing and Brownies. She was a delight to have.
Dinner with Sid and Nancy. It’s scary where time goes as known each other for over 20 years. I remember Nancy saying when we were out once. “We could pass for 29” I said I’d hope so as I am 29. Cue lots of giggles.
A trip to London to see The Pennington southern branch. When we visit London always try to do a touristy thing. This time we did The Churchill war rooms. It was fascinating and what a man Churchill was.
In between storms there were a few nice days on my coffee girl travels.
The year nearly over, it’s gone very quickly. Domestic goddess time to cook for friends Dave and Romy. This dinner date was pencilled in months ago. A lovely evening, I love cooking for people.
December was an incredibly wet month with 5 named storms in as many weeks. The rain was and still is relentless. Roads became rivers. Utterly devastating for the area.
Christmas was nearly upon us. I’m not a massive fan of Christmas but I do love putting the tree up and always end up buying a new trinket for the tree.
Another storm arrived on Boxing Day but there was a window in the weather the day after, so headed up to Scouts Scar. I think everyone else had the same idea as was packed with people enjoying the fair weather. Scouts scar is a very special place as Dave’s mums ashes are scattered under a tree near the mushroom.
My best friend Lisa and family were down at her mums in Gaisgill. So was nice to be invited for dinner and spend the evening with them.
Was nice to finally meet Ally and Paul for a run. I wasn’t running well and that night fell ill with girl flu. I was grateful to the boys for having patience with me being a slow coach.
Finally got to take Erin for her belated birthday treat of having her toenails painted. One happy girl with blingy toenails. New phone arrived just in time to say goodbye to 2015. Loving the iPhone 6s.
So there we are 2015 filled with lots of memories. Ended the year feeling a lot better with the world. Thank you to all who have been there for me and helped create memories throughout the year.
Lots planned for 2016, read my resolutions here https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2015/12/29/resolutions-2/
Hope you all have a happy 2016 and thanks for reading xx