Over the hills and off to school we go

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 […]

Finishing on a high – Coniston Old Man

Wainwright No. 32 – 2,633ft (802m) Today was another remarkable day.  It was the last day of our holiday and the weather conditions were PERFECT for attempting to summit Coniston Old Man as the sun was shining but it wasn’t too hot, the summit was free from cloud allowing us spectacular panoramic views, the strong […]

Megan’s 7th Birthday Part 3 – The big day has finally arrived

Well, there was to be no repeat of the last time we were in Cumbria for Megan’s birthday as Megan and William were up and about from 5am wondering when then could go upstairs and see if there were any presents. We finally gave in shortly after 6 for the unwrapping frenzy to begin. It […]

Megan’s 7th Birthday Part 2 – Pets, Pizzas and Pedals

So….  The rain continues and so our plans for the week change.  Not wanting to miss out on the sunny weather due later in the week we bring forward Megan’s birthday celebrations so we can spend the rainy morning in the shelter of the cinema. Megan was really keen to see the film ‘The secret […]

Cycling on the bobbly stuff – Greenodd to Haverthwaite

It is now 4 days since Megan was presented with her new bike and having cycled the Ulverston canal path three times now we decided a change of scene was in order (for our sanity if nothing else). We set off to explore the disused railway that runs from Greenodd to Haverthwaite.  I have to […]