Playing Tourist

Living in Cumbria, it’s a tourist hotspot. As an off comer, yes I’m still that even after living here for 28 years. I love exploring what is on my doorstep.

EVAS

I feel as if I’ve neglected my blog for a while, mainly posting recipes. Back in May 2018, I left my job after 28 years and along with my family we set up Penningtons tea and coffee.

Harissa Lamb stew

Lamb is my favourite meat sorry veggie readers. The warming harissa gives a lovely heat to the dish. Ingredients 3 tbsp oil 4 neck fillet pieces of lamb 1 large onion finely chopped 2 aubergines cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp harissa paste 1 lemon pared into strips … More Harissa Lamb stew

Rough runner

This event was certainly out of my comfort zone! You know when at the beginning of the year people ask you to do things and you agree without even thinking?! That was me when Sarah and Nat from Sarah Jones PT, asked me if I fancied doing Rough Runner.

A tick of the fabulist – do a skydive/parachute jump

As part of my 40 at 40 list I did an indoor skydive, it was great fun. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2012/08/27/completing-no-2-on-my-40-at-40-list/When I was completing my 40 list, there were lots of other experiences I wanted to do. So my fabulist was created. No time frame just things I wanted to do before I died. After doing an indoor … More A tick of the fabulist – do a skydive/parachute jump

Strength

When you’ve had a break from fitness due to illness, it’s easy to believe that you’ve lost all of your gains.

Face of Anxiety

With mental health there is no one size fits all in my experience. When I am brave enough to admit to people “I suffer with anxiety” people are shocked. It’s usually accompanied with “you? But you’re so outgoing, happy”.