We'd planned to visit a museum in Lancaster really. But part way down the M6 motorway, Dave said he'd heard that it was easy to get to Hest Bank now the new Morecambe link road is open. For anyone who doesn't know, Hest Bank is a small settlement on the Morecambe Bay coast, just north [...]
This book isn't my standard reading fare, but I picked it up at a book swap at a recent writing event, mostly because the cover looked so atmospheric and chilling. It turned out to be Gothic horror, much of it set in Scotland, and all I can say is, who knew Edinburgh could be so [...]
Does anyone else do that thing of driving past places every few days, and saying 'we really must go there' - but you never actually do? Well, we've had a few of those on our list, and yesterday we decided to cross one off. The good weather had got to Cumbria at last. It was [...]
There's a lovely new review of Got Ghosts? available today at Jen Med's Book Reviews. I met Jen at a writing weekend a few weeks ago and got chatting to her, and she was kind enough to offer (not quite at the wrong end of a cattle prod, either!) to read and review the book. [...]
Yet another decent forecast; yet another (still rare) chance to get out walking on the fells. In the event it wasn't wonderful - misty again, if not quite as foggy as our previous trip to Coniston. But it was dry, and not too cold, and brightened up gradually into a lovely day - although typically, [...]
Sunday was supposed to be the best day of the weekend, so we got the shopping out of the way on Saturday - and then woke to find everything hidden in a thick blanket of fog. Undeterred, we packed up boots and waterproofs and headed for Coniston, hoping that it would clear. Of course, it [...]
Just dashing in to say there's a wonderful collection of ghost stories, myths and legends with a historical edge (and quite a lot of screaming) over at historical novelist Annie Whitehead's blog today. Do pop over and take a look - these are 'real' stories, not fiction, and very entertaining!