It’s been a dream of mine for years to conquer the most notorious mountain in the Lake District. I have already conquered the tallest Scarfell Pike, but there is something about Helvellyn that just fascinates me. … More The Most Notorious Mountain in Cumbria
Home – Home is somewhere special.
It’s a place you don’t really consider as your favourite, because you live there.
It’s a place you don’t always appreciate, because you spend all your time there.
It’s a place you wouldn’t consider to blog about, because it’s not travel, it’s not interesting; it’s not an adventure… … More The Importance of Home
Presents are hard… I mean what do you buy someone who has everything? Or wants nothing? It’s a real conundrum…
Whilst searching for a Christmas present for my gorgeous wife, I came across one of the weirdest, most unique concepts I have ever heard of… Lama Trekking! Yes you heard me right Lama Trekking. … More A Unique Gift – Lama Trekking – England
It can be really challenging returning home from a trip, especially so if that trip has been for a considerable amount of time, or somewhere that has a dramatic impact on you.
Actually I think challenging is not descriptive enough, it can literally be harrowing! … More The End of the Adventure? – King Arthurs Camelot – Cornwall
It’s funny what we discovered our American friend had never experienced: Wispa and Aero Chocolate Bars A country pub A Kinder Egg – Actually Illegal in USA Pimms Yorkshire Puddings Fried Bread Take away wine (in plastic glass) A Chinese and Fish & Chip Restaurant in the same location Donor Kebab’s Fried Bread Red Leicester … More Out of the Box England – An Americans Request – Finale
So as many of you may have previously read, last week we had an American friend stay with us, and she requested the out of the box English experience. Since there is SO much that this country has to offer and we had such limited time, we had to stay local. As per my previous … More Out of the Box England – An Americans Request – Part 2
This post is not going to be my usual Wandering Memory format as is based on events that took place just last weekend. So Megan has hit 30, and for her birthday and good friend of ours from America came over to visit. We had met M in Africa while traveling and Megan and she … More Out of the Box England – An Americans Request – Part 1
Wandering memories do not always have to be from an exotic country, half the world away, but can happen any time in any location.
Numerous of mine are all centred on a location, a couple hours from where I now live, the Lake District. As a child my parents used to take me and my sister to the Lakes, as I believe their parents did with them. I used to hate it! It wasn’t America, it wasn’t exciting, it wasn’t glitzy, it wasn’t on TV, it just didn’t interest me. As I am now older and a lot more mature (don’t ask my wife that), I love the district of northern England that has plagued my childhood. The area is vast, full of green fells, luscious moors, hidden waterfalls, a variety of crystal clear lakes and wildlife galore, its beauty is simply inescapable. … More Clarity – The Lake District – UK