January 2014

Writing this in late March means its all a bit vague (I blame my age) but here goes….

Hurrah. From this month I am stepping back from a five day working week to a 4 day working week. Lordy it”ll feel gooooood. It”ll be good too to be able to get down to see Mum more often.

First non working Friday and a soggy walk at Glenridding (Lordy the Lake was VERY high over the meadow) and tea n chocs with Mum in Ambleside.

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Look who has taken up residence on our finial!
We”ve had him a year or so but only now just got around to getting some kind person to put him up there – its WAY too high up for us. We don”t do ladders!
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Did you know that an old name for a Snowdrop is DINGLE DANGLE? Isn”t that just lovely.

I came joint second in the iPhoneography challenge last week with this (16:9 was the theme)…. It was taken after emerging from cloud as I drove down the Struggle from Kirkstone Pass into Ambleside.
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I”ve spruced up the Juliet balcony this evening with a new voile panel. I love the Swedish style!
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I just don””t get this. Its astonishing. These people live a punishing life style. Imagine getting up at 4.30 am and commuting hours and hours and not getting home til gone 9 pm. What”s the point of going home just to sleep? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25551393

A good idea of Hectors to get the train to Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the Settle-Carlisle line on such a lovely day. A nice bracing walk, a muddy poodle and scenery to knock your socks off. We took the Settle – Carlisle railway line for a day out to Horton in Ribblesdale – taking Rosie of course. We were lucky to get some bright and sunny weather, a nice short walk along part of the Dales Way.
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Sally and I had a day out at Bowes Museum at New Year. Ostensibly it was to see the Laura Ashley clothing exhibition (I wore those dresses all the time back in the day!) Real nostalgia and a trip into the past, especially the 1970s. We got there and had coffee and cake, then took a break for lunch there and before we set off home we had tea and cake. The exhibition was great and well worth the trip. The rest of the museum is fascinating too. A lovely man took our photo in the frame that was set up for children to dress up in Laura Ashley clothes. I wish I had worn something I have by Laura Ashley in my wardrobe!…. What a lovely day Sally and I had.
As always SO much to see at Bowes and the restaurant is great…. 3 visits to that! A stunning sunset lit our journey home… Plus, I found Hubert the tea-cosy cat and brought him home….
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Our village Burns Night event at the end of January.
Jack addressing the haggis – no overacting here!! Oh yes there was!
And some rolling the pound games after the quiz – at which we didn”t exactly shine, but it WAS all about Scotland of course, so we didn”t expect to.
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