Month in Numbers | August 2020

Was August amazing? Let's see what the numbers have to say: Another 31 days with lockdown measures in place, bringing the UK total to 163 days. 8 get-togethers with family members. 🙂 7 pieces of Happy Mail sent ... and 1 piece of Unhappy Mail. My highest daily step count in quite a while - … Continue reading Month in Numbers | August 2020

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #3

I'm posting a few days early for the third link-up of this year’s Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt, is hosted by Mary-Lou of Patio Postcards blog. Her link will go live on Monday, 31 August, but as that is a UK Bank Holiday, I'll be taking the day off. 🙂 I have another 7 items ticked off. 2) Something … Continue reading Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt | Link-up #3

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 33 and 34

Week 33: I added an insert for this week to allow for extra photos. I met my friends for a drink at the pub. I took The Boy Child to buy school shoes. We travelled to South Lakeland for a long weekend - Ulverston and Gummer's Howe. Week 34: We ended our weekend away with … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 33 and 34

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Gummer’s Howe

Gummer's Howe in the Lake District offers the shortest hike with the best views. The climb up is just half a mile, but a half a mile that requires stamina and good footwear. Lake Windermere and Gummer's Howe If you're lucky and climb on a sunny and clear August morning, the views are breathtaking. On … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Gummer’s Howe

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Ulverston

I have been visiting the South Lakeland market town of Ulverston for about 45 years. I spent part of every Summer holiday here in the late '70s and early '80s. As an adult, I've been here for weddings, several significant birthdays and funerals. I brought The Brainy One here a few months before we got … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip – Ulverston

Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip

After a lot of thought and planning, we recently embarked on a Northern road trip to South Lakeland for a long weekend. Our plan was to spend as much time as possible outside and to catch up with my friend-who-is-like-my-brother. Going nowhere The traffic certainly appeared to be back to pre-lockdown levels - we spent … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Northern Roadtrip

Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

At this point of the year I usually have a day-to-day plan written out of how the Summer holidays might play out ... not this year. Obviously. The Boy Child's basic plan for Summer 2017 But The Boy Child still prefers to know how a day or days might be filled and winging it every … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Summer Plans

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6

Week 5: It was a peculiar week. The Brainy One was away in Marrakech. I was still reeling from the news of a friend's death and subsequently spent a fair bit of time arranging travel plans and accommodation so I could attend his funeral. And the UK finally and formally left the EU. Week 6: … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 5 and 6