January 2018


Christmas seems quite a long time ago now but Foulsyke is a lovely place for a family Christmas. The grandchildren are at that stage when Christmas is magical which makes it all very special.

Poppy and Edith (and Clare and I!) had a wonderful day on the Santa Express on the Eskdale and Ravenglass Railway This was followed by a visit from the local carol singers in the evening which delighted the two girls.

The children were all very excited on Christmas morning to see that Santa had visited and had left some crumbs of mince pies on the fireplace. Later in the day they found reindeer poo in the garden (courtesy of the local sheep)!

One of the pleasures of living here is that there is so much for everyone to enjoy. There were bike rides, walks, visits and probably too much eating!

Ian and Emilia on the top of Whiteside

Paul and Ann on the top of Honister

Poppy and Ella with Adam, Paul and Ian at the climbing wall in Keswick

Ella and Arthur pointing out Grannie’s house from Brackenthwaite Hows.

Some images of the New Year


The morning sun on Lowfell

The lone pine

A misty morning, photo courtesy of John Macfarlane

The first snowdrops.

A Happy New Year to everyone!