Pink Rose

A Rose By Any Other Name

Roses abound in these parts. Originally part of Lancashire this is red rose country but there are differing colours and hues to be found everywhere. Take this one – all I know it is an English heritage variety. Given to me by Dan, my first cousin once removed (now there’s a mouthful), I must remember to ask him it’s name. …

Shop sign - Lancaster's of Grange

These Boots Are Made For Walking

The good thing about living here is the walking. There are high fells and there are low fells so you can pick and choose what is best for you. For me, a novice, the low fells are best but, one day very soon, I will venture up high to the tops of both Scafell Pike and Helvellyn. Good boots are needed …

Grange Main Street

Main Street

Midday on Main Street. It’s the busiest time of day and, as you can see, there is no need to dodge the traffic. Nobody is ever in a hurry here and I like it – a lot. Do I miss the city? – No, not really. Do I miss the noise? – No, not really. With a population of 4,114, at the …