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Windermere: Beatrix Potter's Hill Top

If you know Marissa, you might guess that she’s into books.

As a child one of her favourites was Beatrix Potter. And so, when in Windermere, we had to visit the cottage where many of the stories were written and illustrated. 223 more words


A sense of achievement - almost!

Everything’s coming to a head: final proofs, back matter, acknowledgements, they all have to be thought about, generated, discussed, revised and checked while the printer’s deadline looms closer. 289 more words


Stables Thompson & Briscoe Ltd - Kendal, Cumbria

Stables Thompson & Briscoe Ltd is a firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Kendal that provides an efficient, friendly and professional services to a wide range of local businesses and charities throughout the South Lakeland area. 99 more words


Sandstone and Coal

The cliffs of St Bees Head continue north of the main headland around Saltom Bay and towards Whitehaven.  Here the remains of Haig Pit, the last of the area’s deep coal mines, stand high above the sea; the old winding gear still and used as a perch by the occasional gull.  248 more words

Flowering Plants

A Promenade in the Sky - Walking in the Lakes, Day One - Derwent Water

Often when I’m on the way up to a mountain summit, I think “what am I doing here?!” Everything seems to be a blur because I’m so out of breath. 767 more words


WIN at spa break for two at the Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel!

Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel is a luxury hotel with a large contemporary spa, set in the secluded splendour of 400 acres.
One lucky reader will receive a mid-week Escape Spa Break’ for two (sharing a double or twin bedded spa room) including: 15 more words

More of the Shap Fells on walk 81 - and the 250th summit reached

No one is going to accuse the Shap Fells, in the east of the district, of having the same appeal as Langdale, Borrowdale, whatever — but on a relatively nice and sunny day there are still good things to be found thereabouts. 124 more words