Image of Cartmel Priory

Cartmel on the map

Just up and over the fell lies the village of Cartmel and a fine place it is too. At just 2 miles away it’s not far and is somewhere I go to often. Cartmel is a medieval hamlet so it’s seen a thing or two during the 800 years or so that have elapsed since the priory there was founded …

Ribblehead Viaduct

Fantastic Family Fun in Cumbria, The Lakes!

It’s been a busy few weeks in Cumbria, The Lakes. My sister, her husband and my niece have been visiting. They travelled from far away Canada to help celebrate the 90th birthday of my dear old mum who reached that milestone at the beginning of July. Such a momentous occasion couldn’t be allowed to pass unmarked – notwithstanding the protestations …

Tree lined stream in Cartmel, Cumbria

Sunny Sunday Morning

We are lucky in these parts. Surrounded, as we are, on all sides by the waters of the bay, the beautiful fells, lakes, woodlands & forests and wonderful towns and villages it is often difficult to appreciate all that we have. A quiet Sunday morning gives time for reflection and is an opportunity to share some of the wonders. Around …