Today is the first Pennington Families day since Megan and William started. The school has families instead of the usual houses where children across all year groups work together on school value projects. Today the theme of the day is ‘Hello Yellow’ in recognition of World Mental Health Day and to raise money for the […]
Whilst William and Lay headed off to Ulverston for a football party William had been invited to, Megan and I took Togo for a walk with Clare, Tony and Molly. I am not sure exactly where we went but we seemed to be in the gap between some of our more frequently trodden paths. We […]
Our temporary home is more than adequate. It has everything we need with tremendous view on top. However, we sometimes struggle to find a quiet space to knuckle down to some homework as our only table is in the kitchen. I had a cunning plan to create a second work space today using the extension […]
My crochet hook has been busy since arriving in Cumbria and I have now completed some hats to keep us warm on the chilly mornings. Yet to convince Lay he needs his very own ‘tea cosy’ but I am sure it won’t be long before he wants to be part of the mad hatters club!!!
When you think of the Lake District your mind conjours up images of mountains and lakes. Well, much to my surprise, the Lake District has a well kept secret as I have discovered that the beaches are spectacular too…. My tour of Barrow District with work took in several beaches on our patch, all of […]
One thing I will never tire of is the outstanding views on our doorstep. Every day is different and makes for a spectacular commute both to and from work. However today, the view from our kitchen was simply breathtaking and I couldn’t resist capturing to share with you all. Enjoy…
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 […]