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Saturday, 26 December 2009

Out of the Box

A family special on Boxing Day 2009

Friday, 25 December 2009

Ho Bloody Ho

It's Christmas Day.  The Wild West of Winston is a WHITE CHRISTMAS (official) - we've been dreaming but now it's all true.

We've had a fowlbulous dinner courtesy of the Queen of all things Roast. 

Big kudos to Lord Hodgson of Piercebridge and his turktastic Norfolk Black, reared home on the local range and scoffed with great gratititide..

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The Big Chill

Minus 8 degrees C this morning


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Winter in the Wild West of Winston

The last few days have seen the temperature plummet and some light snowfall.

Will it stay for Christmas?

Max has resurrected some deep seated norwegian forest instincts -  he's out and about!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Black Moss

There was a cold glow in the late autumn morning. The plan was to invent something out west.  A fatal crash on the sixty six diverted us to Brough via Lunedale.  Keswick was rainbound so replenishment in Fishers eaterie used up some time. 

The Eagle Crag option was quickly binned - no time to trudge all the way up there, so a low level Langstrath round to Black Moss Pot came to the fore. 
Bleak How, Fat Charlie's Buttress, Sergeant Crag Slabs and Cam Crag Ridge were all eyeballed for future reference.

Finished up at the new Keswick indoor wall for some refrigerated routes at improbable grades.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Crathorne Fandango

November 29th came upon us suddenly - Katy and Richard's wedding at Crathorne.  Lovely do - Katy looked stunning - may explain why Richard seemed knocked out for most of the day. 

Crathorne Hall is a splendid venue, top quality all the way.  It was a lot of fun meeting the extended families and getting to know who was who and what was what.  Jo and Nick turned up for the evening do and we enjoyed a good gas and a bit of a minor league boogie.