Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 6: The Swim Ladies are a readymade support group, even if they don't know it.  I … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 6-10

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I'm recording what I've learned throughout September here. Day 1: I should have explored Hampstead years ago.   Day 2: Don't take the SatNav's directions … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 1-5

Northern Road Trip | Durham

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the second part of the trip, we based ourselves in the beautiful city of Durham.The Brainy One spent three years as an undergraduate at the University of Durham back in, according to The Boy Child, nineteen hundred and freezing … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Durham

Northern Road Trip | Tilberthwaite

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. A mile North of Coniston Water is the Tilberthwaite Valley, a perfect spot for a Lakeland walk.  There's a free carpark located … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Tilberthwaite

Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. The Southern tip of Coniston Water is about 20 miles North of Ulverston, and we timed our day there to perfection.  Although … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

Northern Road Trip |Laurel and Hardy Museum

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. Ulverston is famous for one thing: it's the birth place of the comedic actor Stan Laurel, and because of that, the town … Continue reading Northern Road Trip |Laurel and Hardy Museum