Hey! Bit of a late one here but it's been a short while so here I am. Feeling uninspired with my blog at the moment, what I'm wearing and I've felt as though I've been too busy to come say hi, so hey! Today has been a good day 🙂 We got our new car yesterday evening after having a bit of trouble with my Mini. It's been a long time coming and it's finally packed itself in which is sad times but also very happy times because I get to drive around in this little beauty! I love mean cars and obviously something with a bit of kick really gets me going, haha! We decided to get a 'joint' car so we got something a little nicer than I ever expected - the Golf GTD in Carbon Grey. I've been driving around today and it's so nippy but feels so much bigger than my last car! It feels like a family car! I got myself to the gym at 7:30 this morning, wow, who even am I? I had my Thai lesson in the morning with Angela and learnt time and days of the week, which was a lot harder than I expected actually! And I even managed to get to the swimming pool for an hour before bed 🙂 I feel so good at the moment in myself, not felt like this in a very long time so I hope it lasts! Speak again soon loves, L.
Ok, I think it's about time the snow just kind of disappeared. Yesterday was fun when I couldn't get to work and when we were sledging down Tommy Winn's hill in the twilight but commuting in this weather was no fun especially in my little Mini! These photos are from yesterday on our early morning walk along the river. It really was the most perfect day but even my gloves couldn't keep my hands warm!
I mentioned earlier this week about getting a video up on YouTube from our week off but after going through the small amount of footage I got I've decided there isn't enough to play with! But, what would you guys like to see? I need some inspiration and something to aim for. I'm enjoying photographing more things lately but I want to focus more on YouTube so if you have any suggestions then leave me a comment! Love, L.
Hey loves, how's your day been? We made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon, had cheese and biscuits and I ended up napping for an hour or two. We then decided to go for another walk because the weather was so beautiful and dragged my mum and gran along with us too! We walked for a good 2/3 miles, came home for a quick glass of red wine to warm ourselves up and Josh and I went out sledging before the sun set. It was so nice! I felt like a child again sliding down the hill behind our flat, rolling in the fresh snow. I don't even remember the last time there was this much snow or the last time I went sledging come to think of it. The sun set and we laid in the field looking up at the stars for a couple of minutes, before my bum started to feel a little numb from the cold haha! Now, I've showered and we are having steak, homemade chips, roasted cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and fried onions for dinner and I'm so hungry for it! 😉 Lots of love, L.
Morning! Wow, what a morning! I woke up at 5:30am ready to go to work and quickly realised that there was no safe way out of my hometown by car. So much snow has fallen through the night and it's very magical walking through 7 inches of snow, in the peace and quiet, listening to the birds tweeting. Gran made bacon butties at about 7:30am and we've been for a walk around the river but my toes were so cold and the wind chill is about -8, I had to come back home and change my coat because all the snow was sticking to it! Today is going to consist of swotting up on my Thai, a couple of toasted teacakes, endless cups of Horlick's and lots and lots of layers! Speak soon, L.
1. Scampi and chips at Arnside fish and chip shop, the best!
2. Arriving at Wastwater
3. Our first brew in the camper, with plenty of biscuits of course.
4. Late night runs up the fell behind the campsite to get 4G and check the football scores, haha!
5. Wastwater and Burnmoor tarn
6. Us, half way up Kirk Fell
7. Map reading...
8. Before jumping in that snowdrift!
9. Cooking bacon butties at Stickle Tarn
10. The best pizza (not including my homemade ones), truffle oil, wild mushrooms, spinach and smoked mozzarella! From Chester's by the river
Morning loves! I've woken up to snow, yay! And a cup of tea in bed from Josh, I love that. I love sitting in bed for half an hour on my day off, with the window open, listening to the birds tweeting. Cannot wait for Spring when it's much lighter! Today is my day off so I'm going to try and get lots of things done like pack away our walking gear, gym, go for a walk and edit the small amount of footage I got last week! I'll try and get it uploaded for the weekend but don't expect great things because I barely filmed anything! We were looking at 'Everest Base Camp' last night and oh my god, I would love to do it! It's a 2 week adventure that involves lots and lots of hiking but I imagine the most beautiful views of Nepal! I think that one is going on my bucket list 😉 Now, time for breakfast and I'm going to catch up with the latest episode of ANTM, my favourite show! Love, L.
Very unhappy we misread the map and walked straight up Kirk Fell, my legs were on fire!
"Did we really just come down the face of that?", yep we did!
Hey loves! Today has been the most beautiful day and I've been stuck indoor's working all day. How's your weekend going? I've just eaten my dinner and now I'm about ready for a shower and bed. I've just watched the new 'Take Me Out', with girls coming down the lift instead of the men, I think I like it this way around better. Here are a few more photos I have to share with you from last week 🙂 On Tuesday we tried to hike to Pillar Rock, a place I've wanted to go for some years but never had the chance or the gear until now. It's a sentimental place to me and my family as it was where my Grandad, Mick fell and sadly lost his life back in June 1965. Josh and I unfortunately took a wrong turn so ended up getting to a point nearby a little late in the day and as there was still quite a lot of snow and ice and no real path along the mountain side towards Pillar Rock, we decided to head back down Black Sail Pass and call it a day. I felt a little emotional, mainly because it was something I had wanted to do for so long but Josh reassured me we would return in the Summer and we would do it again without risking our own lives, so I'm looking forward to returning to Wasdale when there is less snow 🙂
Hello there! How are ya? I'm very very excited! We just booked our summer holiday to Santorini and I literally cannot believe we are going to be there this Summer, it's going to be a dream! Santorini has been top of my bucket list of places to see so if anyone is reading who knows of any beautiful places to see, eat, drink, swim etc. etc. then please do send me a message or leave a comment below because you know how much I love to plan a trip, haha! Anyway, back to our most recent holiday to Wasdale, the wettest place in Britain.. (slight contrast to the likes of Santorini but very beautiful nonetheless). On Monday we had planned on hiking up to Pillar Rock but after a bit of a lie in and a blinking good bacon and egg butty, we decided there wasn't enough time so we settled for a yomp up to Burnmoor Tarn, following the old coffin route over to Eskdale. It was a pretty murky day and it was very boggy but it was nice to spend some quality time together! We made a packed lunch and sat by the tarn which was a little spooky actually as there was just no-one around at all, had a fly of the drone and walked up to some pretty waterfalls too before heading back down for steak and a bottle of red wine, perfect! Tonight, I think I'm going to go for a run and a light gym session seeing as though we've booked our holiday haha! 😉 Speak again soon, L.
Spent our final day of our week off together with a light walk around Elterwater with both of our Grandma's and a late lunch at Chester's by the river, somewhere I've been wanting to try for a long time. Josh and I shared the vegetarian burger and the wild mushroom, smoked mozzarella and spinach pizza which was all so delicious and so filling I think all I will need for dinner is a crumpet and a cuppa tea 😉 Looking forward to a relaxing evening now, we've been cleaning the van and getting all our camping and walking gear packed away so it's all clean and tidy for next time! Speak again soon, lots of love, L.
Good morning loves! It feels so good waking up to blue skies, sunshine and frost! I feel good today and even better that the weather is this beautiful so we're going to make the most of it and head out for lunch and a little walk around Elterwater! I thought I'd share with you some more pictures from our trip away earlier this week from my favourite place in the Lake District, Wasdale. It's not often we get to venture all the way up there as it's quite a drive and often a place we'll only go during the summer months when the weather is a lot better. It was actually quite breathtaking approaching Wastwater, with the pyramid like mountains covered in mist. A very different atmosphere from what I'm used to seeing, that's for sure! We stayed at the National Trust campsite, a mile away from the Wasdale Head Inn which was a fair walk back in the dark and the rain after a few G&T's 😉 but still fun nonetheless. Kind of miss being disconnected from everything up there, it's like another world and really the best place to unwind and forget everything going on. Can't wait to go back already! Have a good day, hugs L.
Hey guys! How are ya? I am so very tired and sore from the past 4 days in the camper van, walking literally everywhere! I've been pretty cut off from the outside world for a couple of days and I really can't tell you how good that felt. I didn't miss it at all either, which is weird because I thought I would. I'm currently sat waiting for my bath to fill up so I thought I'd check in and say hello and share with you some photos from today! We did a small hike today up to Stickle Tarn in The Langdales and had planned on walking over Pavey Ark but were too shattered from the days before. So, we found a comfy spot beside the tarn and cooked ourselves a bacon butty and sipped a bloody good hot chocolate, if I do say so myself.. ha, and watched the world pass us by! It was so still, peaceful and just perfect. It's been a hell of a good detox from work and boring everyday routine, kind of sad it's almost over. Anyway, I have so much to get done before I fall asleep and plenty of photos to share with you but now I need to go and have a good old soak! Lots of love, L.
What's up! How're you guys? We both went out last night for drinks with my parents which was nice because I don't get to see them that often. They're preparing for their trip to Thailand that they go on every year. This time we won't be surprising them but I am so jealous because they are going to do their diving in Koh Tao! The dream for Josh and I is to one day go out there and do that, I just need to learn some more Thai so it will make it so much more easy! We also got the camper van last night so I've been getting everything ready for it today. I've cleaned it all inside and packed all our food, pots and pans etc. ready to set off tomorrow morning. I keep checking the weather forecast and it keeps changing from rain, to cloud, to sunshine! Little annoying but to be honest I'm just excited for a break from routine and to just do whatever takes our fancy. We still aren't 100% where we are heading yet, although I think I'd like to go to Wasdale for a couple of nights and then drive through the Lake District and visit places we've never been to much before. Ah, I don't know! I also like the sound of Northumberland too... everyone says it's incredibly beautiful, I'm so undecided! I'll speak to you tomorrow perhaps, not sure when/where I will be but just whenever I get a wifi signal! Haha, love L.
Our first real summit of 2018!
Here are the last lot... actually that's a big fat lie, I have a whole load more but I'll keep those for another time! I'm thinking of doing a little check list for climbing your first mountain or a novice's guide to climbing a mountain, what do you think? Would that be helpful? I still class myself as a novice but I think I'm pretty good when it comes down to what to pack in your bag! I guess any woman is though, right? We know what to cram in to our handbags when we have to, haha! Buttermere has to be up there on one of my favourite places in the Lake District. Wastwater will always be number one but Buttermere and Langdale are a joint 2nd at the moment. I much prefer the untouched, less populated places. Like I've mentioned before, I don't like seeing other people when I'm out walking and I often find these places a lot quieter! Anyway, hope you've enjoyed my walking pics. There will be lots more coming over the year! Love, L.