Monthly Archives: August 2012

Must Sunday be like every other shopping day?

This week I am guest blogging at the excellent Political Idealist website which covers political, news and current affairs both in the U.K. and around the world. The Political Idealist is run by the very talented Jack H. G. Darrant … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Monday(s)

First of all thank-you to everyone who liked my blogs last week when I was away.  I’m glad they were appreciated and I really enjoyed following up on the people who ‘liked’ me. Monday is a Bank Holiday in England, … Continue reading

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A day out in Cockermouth

Due to the all night storm our plans to go for another day in the mountains was quickly forgotten in place of a visit to the picturesque town of Cockermouth. Cockermouth sits at the meeting point of 3 rivers and … Continue reading

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A seaside jaunt

Thursday was forecast to be a wet day so we decided to take the car in case we had to shelter. Bizarrely for a wet day we decided to go to the coast, happily for us not only did the … Continue reading

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A lakeside walk

Following the culture and forests of the last few days yesterday we decided to do a nice steady lakeside walk. We decided to go to Wast Water which is much less touristic than other lakes with no villages, paddle-steamers or … Continue reading

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A trip to the manor

One of the most popular ideas about Britain and England in particular is that it is covered in stately homes. While this is true over 1,000 of these houses have been lost just since WW2. This was due to many … Continue reading

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Castles and Churches

Day 2 of our holiday in The Lakes started with a visit to Egremont Castle which happens to be 2 minutes walk from where we are staying. Situated in the pretty small town of Egremont the castle like many others … Continue reading

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