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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas 2010

Apart from a brief thaw, snow lay with us all through December, so Christmas was resolutely white.
Ron up North for most of the month.  Night out at the Sage was a blast.  Vikki and Pete arrive after straightforward trip courtesy the cash injected Zsara.  Christmas Day with Grandma and all (most of) the trimmings.  The Newcastle mob with Ron came on Monday for a slap up fish cake feast.


Christmas 2010

Apart from a brief thaw, snow lay with us all through December, so Christmas was resolutely white.
Ron up North for most of the month.  Night out at the Sage was a blast.  Vikki and Pete arrive after straightforward trip courtesy the cash injected Zsara.  Christmas Day with Grandma and all (most of) the trimmings.  The Newcastle mob with Ron came on Monday for a slap up fish cake feast.


Saturday, 27 November 2010

All white now

Day 6 - Nov 29th



















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 after

day 3, November 27th

All white now

Day 6 - Nov 29th



















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 after

day 3, November 27th

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Autumn Morning Moods

Sunday November 14th
It's been a curious week, meeting friends and colleagues from my old work, Jo, Vivienne, Mark, Roger.  They are all leaving, following my four year old footsteps.  Best to them.

Magic morning across the valley
Max pays attention

Sun like a bubble pop yellow up it floats

Autumn Morning Moods

Sunday November 14th
It's been a curious week, meeting friends and colleagues from my old work, Jo, Vivienne, Mark, Roger.  They are all leaving, following my four year old footsteps.  Best to them.

Magic morning across the valley
Max pays attention

Sun like a bubble pop yellow up it floats

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Bonfire biking

November 6th - pinging day

Left Max on guard

Went out for an 18 mile ride round the Layton Loop


Light fantastic everywhere

Nearly home

More pictures here

Bonfire biking

November 6th - pinging day

Left Max on guard

Went out for an 18 mile ride round the Layton Loop


Light fantastic everywhere

Nearly home

More pictures here

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Nabster Blaster

Thursday 21st - in or out?
Brief debate about venue - Beacon Scar or Park Nab?
Seeing as the wind was getting up we - being hardy types - headed for the least sheltered and most exposed option......


(c) Simon Caldwell
with thanks

It was hoolified up top, although Norm reported wind free climbing - hang on that can't be right.

5 TR routes done - an HVS 5a claiimbed, plus a visit to dogsville.

Belayer gets blown about

Nabster Blaster

Thursday 21st - in or out?
Brief debate about venue - Beacon Scar or Park Nab?
Seeing as the wind was getting up we - being hardy types - headed for the least sheltered and most exposed option......


(c) Simon Caldwell
with thanks

It was hoolified up top, although Norm reported wind free climbing - hang on that can't be right.

5 TR routes done - an HVS 5a claiimbed, plus a visit to dogsville.

Belayer gets blown about

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lake Fever

Wednesday 13th
Outdoor day, late start (bulldog blues) then plan A into action, up onto Hartsop and some messing about on Gill Crag.  Last there in July 1999. Hopes for repeat rays not fulfilled.


Dropped a rope for Norm to wander at will up the sweeping slab in the sinking mist.  Picture shown courtesy considerable artistic license.

4.6 miles, 400 metres ascent and descent.



Tuesday 12th October
Headed west to catch some rays, arrived at Howtown in the late misty morning.

Walk from there to Glenridding, Steamer back.  Six miles or so.

 Sun burning it off

Lakeland at its most fantabulous


No commentary possible


Glenridding pier

More stuff at Lakes 2010



Lake Fever

Wednesday 13th
Outdoor day, late start (bulldog blues) then plan A into action, up onto Hartsop and some messing about on Gill Crag.  Last there in July 1999. Hopes for repeat rays not fulfilled.


Dropped a rope for Norm to wander at will up the sweeping slab in the sinking mist.  Picture shown courtesy considerable artistic license.

4.6 miles, 400 metres ascent and descent.



Tuesday 12th October
Headed west to catch some rays, arrived at Howtown in the late misty morning.

Walk from there to Glenridding, Steamer back.  Six miles or so.

 Sun burning it off

Lakeland at its most fantabulous


No commentary possible


Glenridding pier

More stuff at Lakes 2010