I have always wanted to be able to be proficient in shuffling cards. Just one of those things I think you should not how to do properly. I guess I would love to be able to do fancy shuffling but with lots of things in life, get the basics right first.
My poor feet do take some abuse with what I put them through. They are giving a sigh of relief as its Birkenstock season, a respite from heels. Though since I tore my calf a couple of months ago, I have been trying to wear heels less as its not good for my calf muscles.
I was incredibly honoured to be asked by Radio Cumbria to feature on the segment “life stories”. My first reaction was really? Would people find my life story that interesting? Kevin Fernihough is so lovely and made me feel instantly relaxed when we did my interview. I had spoken with him a few times in … More Life stories
| had not been to Rannerdale Knotts for 3 years to see the Bluebells. Time marches on, I guess because there are so many Bluebell woods dotted around the south lakes, I didn’t feel the need to go. It was such a beautiful evening that decided to go up after work and make the most … More Rannerdale Bluebells
Being out on the fells is the perfect exercise to be calorie neutral. When you’ve slogged up a mountain you deserve a yummy treat. For me my mountain staple food is a Melton Mowbray pork pie. I don’t eat pork pies as a rule but they seem to satisfy me when on top of a … More What’s your mountain food?
I’m a massive fan of the one pot, a bit of chopping followed by the oven doing the work. Perfect comfort food and leftovers freeze really well, though sometimes need a bit of water adding when reheating. Ingredients 1 kg of diced lamb 2 onions finely sliced 4 garlic cloves crushed 1 tbsp chopped oregano … More Slow roasted lamb with orzo
Going to Amsterdam has been on my to do list for quite some time. It is great it is such a short flying time and the transport system in Amsterdam makes it so easy to explore the city.An incredibly early start mean we were at the hotel by 11am, no time for duty free in … More A tick off my fabulist – visit Amsterdam
The final instalment, I’m exhausted writing this. Definitely lots of things packed in this year. October 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, … More My review of the year – October – December 2015
Halfway through the year already, time flies when you’re having fun. July My birthday month, another year older. An overdue catch up with Dave’s oldest friend Jo and her family. We met at The Plough, Lupton for the pudding club. A lovely evening and we were all sugar giddy at the end. The weather … More My review of the year – July – September 2015
April was all about preparation for the up coming London marathon. It was a difficult month as it was this month that I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Hard admitting you have a problem and then trying to deal with it. My last long run was a battle of wills between my head and … More My review of the year – April – July 2015