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.


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.

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. 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


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”.

New boots

It was probably about 5 years after moving to the Lake District, that I bought my first pair of walking boots and discovered my love for the hills.


Another year has passed by in a blink of an eye, they say the older you get the quicker it passes. Though when I speak with my 2 stepsons, they think the same, I guess we are just leading busier lives.