This morning was cold and misty, but with the promise of sunshine, and I thought it would be rather nice to take the dog a walk along Crummock shore before getting down to the day’s chores (cleaning the house)! The snowflake on the car display went ping as I drove down to Lanthwaite Wood and the low lying fields by the river were white with frost. Crummock was like glass with a light topping of mist which was already starting to burn off. I saw three dippers on the river and kept my eye out for the kingfisher whom I’d seen a couple of weeks ago.


It is becoming very autumnal: the geese started flying over high in the sky at the end of September; beautiful to watch. However the garden is still looking very colourful and I have an amazing display of sunflowers in the pots around the courtyard, none of which I had put in, it must be the birds! I’m sure if I had planted them the slugs would have demolished them!


Borrowdale Show was towards the end of last month: it is a lovely friendly show, a very local affair with wall to wall Herdwicks, all beautifully brushed and polished and looking very splendid. The local primary school had a catering tent and they did a delicious sweet potato and lentil soup as well as some rather nice cakes.

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Last Sunday I went to the Wainwright Exhibition at the Keswick Museum: it was a fascinating and thoughtful insight into a very private person, well worth a visit. Guess where I put my boot sticker to mark my favourite place in the Lakes!

I haven’t forgotten the seat! I was trying to take some panoramic pictures and they looked more interesting if I went a little to the right and included the field wall.



Lorton Shop is now open again and looks super! Local bread, meat and vegetables as well as local crafts and hot drinks! Open every day except Tuesdays. Good luck to Arwen and Lee with their new venture!


We have had a lovely couple of days for the beginning of half term and the autumn colours are improving all the time. Just adding a picture I took from the seat this afternoon.