Brimstone spa

Langdale is one of my favourite areas in the Lake District. I was lucky to stay at the Brimstone hotel in the Langdale estate a couple of years ago. It’s not only beautifully decorated, the staff are just so lovely. Attentive but not intrusive. 

Afternoon tea at Ryebeck 

A last minute decision to go to this lovely hotel on the edge of Bowness on Windermere for afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.

Rydal Mount

I have driven past here thousands of times over the years and finally visited.  Rydal Mount was the last home of William Wordsworth before he died.  A lot more luxurious and spacious compared to his first home of Dove Cottage.  It is where he wrote one of his most famous poems “Daffodils”. 

After work hike 

Walking in the hills in the evening when everyone has gone home is just the best.  Gorgeous weather and needed to be taken advantage of.  Helvellyn was the plan and a quick message to Gary and Stu and they were coming to join us meeting at the Church in Wythburn on the shores of Thirlmere.  

Duke of Portland house 

I was very lucky to stay here back in October 2015. I had always been intrigued to what the most photographed boathouse in the lakes looked like inside. I was completely blown away by its beautiful interior and of course that view. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2015/10/20/staycation/

Fell time fun

With terrible weather (yes I’m a fair weather walker judge away) and being a social butterfly I had not been fell walking since May.  So with a favourable forecast I text my friend Ria to see what Wainwrights she still had to do. Fellbarrow in the western fells was her penultimate one so that was … More Fell time fun

Running challenges

Apart from cross country at school I had not really run.  Back in 1997, my husband at the time had put me off cycling for life.  I needed a new exercise to do so I didn’t end up a tubby.  A friend suggested running, so sports bra and new trainers purchased and off I trotted.  I … More Running challenges