Having had an incredibly positive scouting experience with 1st Clanfield, we were very keen to find an equally active group in Cumbria and we think we have landed on our feet with 2nd Ulverston. Megan and William were incredibly lucky to be offered places in both cubs and beavers as both groups were technically full, […]
The lantern festival is an annual community festival featuring a spectacular lantern procession through the streets of Ulverston. Member of the community create their paper lanterns in the weeks and months leading up to the event, following the organisers theme – this year being ‘fantastical beasts’. As newcomers to the area and the first time […]
Where’s the bear? Over there? No, not over there Over there! Oh yeah! Over there. There is a bear over there We better run! Because it’ll come!
I have been visiting the Lakes for many, many years but today the holiday came to an end and I joined the Cumbrian workforce as an Environmental Protection Officer for Barrow District Council. I am based in the town hall – an impressive building with a distinct clock tower that is an easy landmark to […]
After a fun afternoon at Lowick show on Saturday, where we checked out the exhibits tent and are now enthusiastic to enter several categories next year (I am confident my cookies and tray bakes will go down as well in Lowick as they did in Winchester and Lays photographic skills are bound to impress (again)), […]
Within fifteen minutes of walking out of our front door, Togo and I were enjoying the elevated view from Lowick Common down the Crake valley towards the Coniston fells. Not a soul about to spoil the tranquillity.
I keep thinking we are living our very own fairytale at the moment – our ‘happily ever after’ is happening right before our eyes. When you have your very own secret garden to explore you can understand why we have to keep pinching ourselves that this is indeed our real life. Langholme Mill is magical […]
Its a good feeling, waking up on your birthday, drawing the curtains and being greeted with a beautiful view of daylight breaking on the fells without even stepping foot outside. Its even better when you are joined shortly after by two happy children, excited for you to open the cards and presents they have managed […]
The Harker family woke with excitement this morning as it was finally time to put on crisp school uniform and head off to their new school – Pennington CofE Primary School, where Megan was joining year 6 and William year 3. The morning went incredibly smoothly as the new uniforms had been tried on, name-labelled […]
Another one closes… Today, we close the door on our Clanfield home – not for the last time as we have the small matter of actually selling it, but this time definitely marks the end of an era and the start of our new life in Cumbria. After what can only be described as an […]