Brantwood was another place which I had passed by hundreds of times but never ventured inside.  Brantwood was the home of John Ruskin, he was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropis.  Brantwood looks down to Coniston water andContinue reading “Brantwood”

Completing number 20 off my 40 at 40 list – Drive a steamer boat

So when I tweeted about wanting to drive a steam boat, Coniston gondolas tweeted me saying “there’s only one boat to do it on and in one of the best locations in the UK”. So I contacted them,they were so friendly and helpful. They said to give them a buzz when I was wanting toContinue reading “Completing number 20 off my 40 at 40 list – Drive a steamer boat”

Old man of Coniston walk 19th April

See the full gallery on Posterous Another gorgeous day in the lakes, part of my New Years resolution was to get out on the hills more and so far so good! It was decided that The Old Man of Coniston was this weeks destination.  I had not done this walk for 10 plus years.  WhereContinue reading “Old man of Coniston walk 19th April”