Two get hailed on in Keswick

We'd booked to go on a 'dark skies' event in Keswick on Saturday but it was cancelled on the day due to the terrible weather, flooding and state of the roads. We decided to hit the town anyway as it's a while since we last went and it's a good place for a mooch round... Continue Reading →

Book launches, biblical floods, and best endeavours!

I was really looking forward to this weekend.  Two of my writer friends have new historical novels out ('The Blood of Kings' by Angela King, and 'Pleasing Mr Pepys' by Deborah Swift), and both had launch parties in the space of three days. First was Angela's, which she held on Thursday at the Quarter Lounge... Continue Reading →

Two go exploring in Appleby

For a complete change on Saturday we headed to the east of Cumbria, to a small town we'd never been to before - Appleby, or Appleby-in-Westmorland to give it its full name. Appleby lies on the River Eden not far from the Pennine heights of Cross Fell, Great Dun Fell and the like. It's famous... Continue Reading →

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