Let’s catch up

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Photo dump from the past two weeks


 

Good evening lovelies, how have you all been lately? I can't believe I last posted two weeks ago. I had a couple of posts planned but never managed to photograph the content I wanted for them, so those will have to wait for now. Instead, here's a handful of photos I've taken over the past couple of weeks.

Our home is really starting to come together now. We had flooring laid last week, the main bathroom tiled and my Mum made the gorgeous green floor length curtains for the living room. I adore them! This weekend I attempted making my first cushion since leaving college. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, now to find tie to make the other 3!

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The cherry blossom has made an appearance and it just looks so gorgeous. Every time I walk past or drive past it brings a smile to my face.

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The downstairs plied and ready for the herringbone flooring to go down and Erik being the biggest baby.

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Managed to enjoy a drink or two in my parents garden. They have started work on their house and are getting a patio and glass doors fitted which will make such a difference. I can't wait to see it finished.

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This mornings little jog by the river and through the woods. It was so nice to see the sunshine again after having the worst weather lately.

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I picked my camera up again this weekend to start vlogging and also to start using my camera to photograph again. I really miss using it! I'd love it if you could subscribe to my channel here. Speak soon, L.

What’s in my beer garden bag

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What's in my

beer garden bag


Because the beer garden has become a bit of a thing now that we are allowed out to socialise in groups of 6 outdoors, many of us are now flocking to our nearest pubs, cafes and restaurants to catch up with friends and family we haven't seen in so long. Whether it be for a lunch date, quick pint, evening meal or hot chocolate, it's hard knowing what to wear to feel comfortable but also put together, or is that just me?

At the beginning I really struggled with what to wear and what to take along with me. Thankfully our local is a 1 minute walk, which is great if we are cold because we can run and make it back in less than 30 seconds, no joke. But for those of you who aren't as lucky to live next to your local, then here's what you need to take along with you.. you just need one of those Mary Poppin's bags to fit everything in...

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Afternoon drinks and food at Botanica

Layers

The best way to experience a British beer garden is to layer up! Start with something like a body suit that tucks in, that you wouldn't mind showing off in the afternoon when the sun is on your face and your feeling the heat. Then add a thin long sleeve, not too warm but keeps that gentle breeze off your arms. Then I'd go for a fleece or a hoody, something that's going to make you feel snug. And lastly, a proper jacket just incase it gets to those Arctic temperatures. It ain't warming up anytime soon, so take my advice or freeze if you wish!

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Long socks

One of the worst things for me is when that cool breeze picks up and your little tootsies start to get cold.. especially those ankles! I have terribly dry skin on my legs as it is, so the cold really does not help. A long pair of socks with your trainers or just in your bag to put on later will really help keep you warm and if you've got a pair of joggers or long jeans on, tuck them in as well. We don't have to worry about being fashionable by this point, let's just be cosy!

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A blanket

Some beer gardens may not have heaters or blankets to offer and personally I'd rather use my own blanket anyway. You can pick up decent throws from various high street shops, such as TK Maxx, M&S and Asda to name a few. I sometimes resort to one of Erik's several blankets but I do think it's time to purchase my own.. because who wants to wrap themselves in dog hair?

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Please excuse the lack of curtains, skirting and flooring here. Work begins again tomorrow and we should have flooring and hopefully curtains by the end of the week. Oh and that door needs a paint too!

Bits & bobs

Sunglasses, lip balm, tissues and hand cream. These are things you may just have in your every day handbag but me being me, I don't own a handbag I use every day so I tend to forget this sort of thing when popping out the house and then wish I had it! It's also that time of year when hayfever will soon be rife, so pack those tissues, nasal sprays, antihistamines and eye drops if you're a sufferer. Nothing worse than a runny nose and itchy eyes when you're trying to enjoy a cold one.

Sunrise hike & early morning swim

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Aira Force & Gowbarrow Fell | The Lake District


 

Another weekend and another great forecast! The weather always seems to be at it's very best first thing in a morning so I couldn't resist getting out and about early doors. I met with the three girls I'm completing the 32 mile challenge with in June at 6am this morning and after 2 large glasses of Rosé the night before, it was a bit of struggle! But then I saw the sunrising from our Velux windows at 5:30am I just knew it was going to be a brilliant day, so I splashed my face with cold water, brushed my teeth and out the door I went. I do wonder what Erik thinks when I wake him up so early poor lad! Although I know he thoroughly enjoys meeting his friends, Buddy, Henry and Penny!

I'd first been to Aira Force in November, as a last minute birthday outing and whilst Googling at the time, I found that Gowbarrow Fell was behind the waterfalls. I typed in 'Gowbarrow Fell' into Instagram places and the views that other walkers had posted were incredible, so I had to go and see it for myself! You can find the route we did here.

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The Route

The route takes you up alongside Aira Force, through some woodland. It's a really beautiful shaded walk and if you get there early enough like we did, it's great for the dogs to have a good run about when there isn't anyone else around. Once you've followed the stream as far up as you can, you reach an open field and then you follow the foot path up on to Gowbarrow Fell. It is a nice gentle walk, although a little steep and rocky in places but it looks like a stone footpath is in the making, to make it easier for us hikers.

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How I edit my photos

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Helm Crag | The Lake District


 

I said I wanted to witness more sunrises this year, so when Sarah messaged me asking if I fancied a sunrise walk, how could I say no? The forecast was looking good and I was eager to get back out in the hills again. If only I didn't have to wait for weekends! We were unsure where to go and had a few locations in mind but because Helm Crag is only a short walk to the summit from Grasmere it would mean we would have the rest of the day left to do whatever we wanted, so it was perfect!

We met at the car park at 5:45am and made our way up, following the signs to Easedale Tarn and then on to Helm Crag. It only took us around an hour to make it to the top and for an hour walking the views were just incredible. You can see over to Helvellyn, the Langdales and beyond! We spent a good hour up there, taking lots of photographs and then sitting down with a hot chocolate and hot Vimto watching the sunrise. It was just so peaceful and quiet, which always makes morning hikes all the more special because not many people tend to be out.

 

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The apps I use for editing

When I'm editing, I try to keep my photos as 'real' looking as possible but just more aesthetically pleasing. I use VSCO to edit all my photos, which I've used for years. It's now a pay monthly/yearly app but when it first came out you could actually buy collections of presets. It's a very easy app to navigate and you can even upload your photos on to your own profile, similar to Instagram.

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My favourite walking gear

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Which preset?

Sometimes I check the 'for this photo', where VSCO give you a couple of suggested filters for the photo you are editing, but usually I use C7, which is quite vibrant. However, it often makes some photos looks quite cold which I never really knew how to adjust before.. until I discovered white balance. Using this filter can help you adjust how yellow or blue the image is, as well as how green or pink the image is. In this photo I upped the yellow and the pink, to make it more dreamy.

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Tools I use

Once I've chosen the filter and got the colours right, I make sure that the image is straight by using the adjust tool. One of my pet peeves with landscape photography is when a horizon, such as the sea, a lake, a field etc. are at an angle. This is a little hard to explain but if you'd like me to go in to more detail on this one just let me know.

Then I go in with the sharpness tool. I often up this a little if the image is a little grainy. You will find this when photographing in low level lighting. Sometimes over sharpening the image can look a bit over edited too, so I tend to stick around the 2.5-3 mark

The exposure of an image is something I always play around with too. I will often bring the exposure down a little as I prefer a darker image to a lighter image.

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Posting to Instagram

Whenever I'm posting to Instagram I often play with the shadow and the highlight tool. Both of which you can't do in the VSCO app. This just adds a little more depth to the images which I like. I don't do this for my blog though as I don't think it really needs it.

Creature of habit

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Waking up and getting outside to watch the sunrise behind the fells is just one of those things that makes me feel alive. Even more so when the weather is as good as it has been over the past couple of days.

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I managed to convince Josh to join me for an early morning run. We set our alarms for 6:15am and left the house at 6:45am.

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We made our way up Joss Lane, through the field and up to the fell wall where the sun was just peaking over the fells over towards Garsdale and beyond. It was beautiful and so peaceful.

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I really wanted a picture on the trig point and then all of a sudden Erik jumps up with me and actually manages to stay on too!

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This is the same route Kelly and I did on Monday which took us a couple minutes less than an hour. Josh and I took an hour to get up and down, although we didn't push ourselves as hard.

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The views over towards the Lake District were just stunning. It's making me want to be back up in those mountains again - roll on the weekend!

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I have two favourite times of the day. The first being out with Erik, either out walking or running really early when there are no cars or people around, when everything is silent and all you can hear is the birds tweeting. The second would be when I get into bed on an evening, with my hot water bottle wearing a fresh pair of pyjamas. All night after tea I wait for that moment, that moment I'm currently in right now and I just love it. I love routine and knowing where my day will take me. Now that I have a reason to really push myself with my fitness, I plan to take this route up and down Winder as many times as possible throughout the next 10 weeks so I'm really hoping that the weather will be kind and I can have more days like today, rather than the wet, cold, foggy days. Anyway, I am extremely tired, so I'm going to read a quick few pages of my book and go to sleep. Lots of love, L.

A Long Easter Weekend

It's so strange actually spending Easter here in England and being at home. For as long as I can remember, our Easter holidays were spent in Thailand celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year, so Easter was never something we celebrated and we certainly didn't get any Easter eggs! It was really lovely to be able to have some time off work seeing friends and family though, especially with the lockdown and restrictions being in place for so long. I've never had so many plans over one weekend as I had done this weekend but it felt good, even though I'm now super tired but I'm hopeful for a fairly normal Summer now. Anyway, here's what we got up to on Easter Monday...

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By the sea


Silverdale | Jenny Browns Point

We spent early Monday morning by the sea, walking along the beach front, listening to the waves and getting my nice white trainers all mucky from the sand. It was a cold morning, with snow falling in the early hours of the morning but still, we wrapped up and it was lovely to be outside and somewhere new! Silverdale is about a 40 minute drive from ours and because we set off fairly early, we managed to park our cars as near to the foot path as possible. The views across Morecambe Bay were beautiful! If the wind had dropped it would have been a perfect day for a picnic on the beach as there are lots of rocks to sit on.

I had packed a little picnic for both Josh and I but because my Mum and Dad made a last minute decision to come with us, we shared it with them, so when someone mentioned Arnside Chippy that's where we went for a bite to eat! It was really good and I'm glad we didn't over order like usual.

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Training for a 32 mile challenge


The Howgill Fells

On June 20th 2021, the longest day of the year.. about 2 and a bit months from now, myself, Kelly, Amy and Francesca will be attempting to complete a 32 mile challenge which involves walking or running (most likely walking) the Ullswater Way and then climbing Helvellyn. I must admit, I am the least fit out of the group so I know I'm going to be that one who's a total pain in the arse, asking for plenty of breaks to stop and catch a breath so I'm going to try and get out walking and running as much as physically/mentally possible from now until then. Kelly and I did Winder Fell last night which took us 37 minutes to reach the trig point from my front door and 58 minutes in total to get up and down! I didn't think it was too bad but I would like to get that time down by quite a bit, so if anyone fancies a walk/jog/run up and down the fell over the coming weeks, let me know! Although, I'm not much of a chatter when I'm trying to run and breath.. ha!

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Good Friday | The Old Man of Coniston

Back in the Lake District


Coniston

With the forecast for Easter bank holiday weekend looking like a corker, I knew that I had to get back out in the Lake District mountains for a hike and a potential swim. So with my Dad, brother Alex and his girlfriend El all off work, we decided to head over to Coniston and attempt The Old Man of Coniston. I've actually done the Old Man years ago, which was one of my first blog posts I ever shared. You can find that here if you want to read a very brief post, with very poor imagery! It was a slightly different route to the one we did yesterday but this route was definitely more scenic and the perfect amount of time to be up and down by lunch time. I'd thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to get in to hiking, it's an easy route with only a little scrambling over some big rocks but on a nice day the views are stunning. Once you've reached Low Water, it's an ideal spot for a picnic and perhaps a swim if you're feeling brave enough. I'd recommend taking a swimming costume and a towel, even if you aren't sure you'll go in.. at least you have the option to! I'd also suggest taking a rather substantial lunch if you plan on swimming too. I was ravenous when I got out and ate my sandwich, crisps, a flask of soup, a biscuit and a yoghurt and really could have stomached something else!

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With a 6am alarm set, I was out the door by 6:30am with my banana, cherry and oat smoothie, topped with Granola, ready for a morning in the hills with my Dad, brother Alex and his girlfriend El. We parked at Walna Scar car park, which I totally forgot existed until El reminded us. It looks like you are heading off road when you get to the single road track to the car park but keep going, it is there and it will save your legs walking up that hill! There is a ticket machine to pay for parking but it wasn't working when we got there, so we all managed to bag free parking for the day.

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From the car park we headed towards Brown Pike, which was the first trig point we reached. It was a good hike up although strenuous but we haven't done any walking in so long that it felt tough to begin with. From here you can spot your first tarn, Blind Tarn. 

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From Brown Pike the next trig point you'll reach is Buck Pike and a view of Goats Water which is much bigger than Blind Tarn.

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I'm pretty certain, that the mountains in the background are Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great End but I should really research that so don't take my word for it!

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The next climb is to Dow Crag. This is a fairly gradual climb from Buck Pike and there is a bit where you need to scramble over some large rocks, which is fun when it's warm and sunny but perhaps not so fun in the wet and cold... so be prepared!

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... and then, after walking for a little while longer you'll reach The Old Man with an amazing view of Low Water and the zig zag path leading all the way down.

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Bit annoyed at my choice in leggings because they really don't go well with my orange Arcteryx bag but all my black leggings were in the wash. I really need to invest in a couple more pairs for this Spring/Summer!

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Braved it and quickly slipped in to my swimming costume to go for a swim. It was cold... in fact it was bloody freezing so it took me a while to get fully in but I am so glad I did. Erik on the other hand just watched from the shore.

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After a spot of lunch we headed back down but even though it was sunny and not a cloud in the sky, I had put my thermal top on and my Patagonia down jacket on. It took me ages to warm back up after stopping and having been in the water but half way back down I was stripping off again.

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Almost at the car park, it was a great view looking back towards the hills. It was super busy on our way down, so I'm glad we got up and down when we did. 

I really hope you've enjoyed this post. I would like to share more in depth posts on where we go and the routes we take etc. and I hope to get out hiking and camping much more this Summer. If there's anywhere you'd like to see in particular in or around the Lakes or the Yorkshire Dales that you haven't managed to get to or can't get to at the moment, please let me know and I'll do my best to plan a hike or camping trip. Speak soon and enjoy this glorious bank holiday weekend! Lots of love, L.

Tiling the main bathroom and new mirror!

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I'm already enjoying the longer evenings, even if it's only a slight difference. I took Erik out yesterday evening at about 5pm and wasn't rushing to get home before it got dark. I just cannot wait for the 9:30pm sunsets and the warmer days so we can get up and over the Howgills after a day in the WFH office.

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We had the tiler in towards the end of last week tiling the main bathroom. I was expecting more of a contrast between the lighter tiles and the darker tiles but the lighter tiles seem much darker now they are on the walls. I'm looking forward to seeing this room finished but it will be a while until we can get the tiler back and all the other bits and pieces sorted. Hopefully it won't be too long to wait!

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BEST PIZZA EVER

A few of you asked for the recipe to the pizza base when I shared a video on my Instagram of the most delicious pizza I've ever made/eaten before so here's a link to it. My go to when it comes to toppings are... grated cheddar, buffalo mozzarella, chopped jalapeños, thinly sliced red onion, salami, chorizo and fresh basil.

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We had our big round mirror fitted today and I'm so happy with how it looks. It is 200mm bigger than the one we actually ordered but I don't think it looks out of place or too big for the space. It has a light sensor at the bottom of the mirror, so all you have to do is wave your hand under the mirror to turn the light on/off. I love it!

Another weekend done and almost dusted. I had my first proper lie in in what feels like a lifetime, which I really needed. I didn't sleep well, as I'd gone to sleep with a headache and woken up with one too, but after 2 paracetamol I managed to get back to sleep for a couple of hours and not wake up until 11am. Winner winner chicken dinner! I'm always so impressed with how paracetamol works. I really try not to take any painkillers but with headaches I just have to as they are quite sore.

We've been discussing our summer holiday plans for this year and we were so keen on getting abroad but now that that looks unlikely, we were thinking of attempting Scotland again and doing the NC500. Josh has a new van now, so hopefully no breaking down at the top of the Isle of Skye like last time... and hopefully I won't fall over and hurt my knee so bad that I can't walk again like the first time! Third time lucky, right? If anyone has done the NC500 please let me know if you have any tips or must see's along the way. I like to plan so I'd love to be prepared in time!

Anyway, time to enjoy what's left of my Sunday with a STP, some double cream and Seaspiracy on Netflix. Not sure we should watch though as I know it's upsetting, so maybe we'll save that for another day and watch something light-hearted. Speak soon, L.

Weekend Photo Diary

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Friday

Homemade sausage rolls from my Gran and Thai chicken soup homemade by my Mum. What a treat for a Friday! I was planning on making pizza and wedges but it was nice not to have to cook for a change, even though I absolutely love cooking anyway!

We had a quiz night for Josh's friends 30th, and it's always so nice to see everyone. We didn't win... but I don't think we came last, which is a bonus!

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Saturday

I started my Saturday with an early morning workout in the attic/soon to be master bedroom. It's a great space for working out and opening all the windows allows for plenty of air circulation. Perhaps we should just have a gym up there instead? How amazing would that be!

Gran and I went and did our food shop. I'm trying my hardest to reduce the amount of money I'm spending on food. This week, I spent more than I had planned. Money seems to go nowhere but I can't live without some things.

Later, I met Scarlett for a walk. I haven't seen her since I left M&S like three years ago! It was so so lovely to see her and catch up.

Then I made vegetable Samosas! I've been wanting to make these for a while but was waiting for Mum and Dad to visit the oriental shop in Lancaster so they could pick me up some of the cases. They remind me of when we went diving in Koh Tao and this guy would come to the diving centre selling freshly cooked Samosas when we'd all got back off the boats. He timed it perfectly, he really was a good business man because everyone was so hungry after a day out on the boats.

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Sunday

Sunday's are my favourite day of the week. I wake up relaxed, after a good nights sleep, there's no urgency to get anywhere or do anything and it's just nice to relax for a change, you know? We went for a nice long morning walk and didn't get home until gone 11am. Our tummy's were rumbling as I usually prefer to walk Erik before eating, so I don't get a stitch and it makes me walk a little faster!

My Dad came to help us take the scaffolding at the back of the house down. We aren't 100% finished with it but it's blocking the entrance at the back of the house and we could do with some outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine in an afternoon, so it came down and it feels so much more spacious already, even if it still is a complete bomb site!

Later, my friend Amy and I went for a walk over The Knotts, near her house. It was so beautiful, I can't believe I've never been up there before. The view of the Howgills and Sedbergh is just stunning! I'm so glad we are finally getting these lighter nights and soon they will be even longer when the clocks go forward next weekend, wahoo! Which means longer nights, at last....

To finish the weekend off, steak pie and mash, so good, so tasty, so filling! And an episode of The Flight Attendant before an early night. Has anyone else been watching? I'm on episode 2 and finding it really good! Anyway, speak soon, L.

It’s time to grow up…

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On Sunday I made Chicken Ruby from the Dishoom cook book, that my brother and his girlfriend got us for Christmas. It was so yummy! There were so many different flavours going on in there. Next time, some fluffy chips would be a better combo than the rice!

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Lol, I really need to learn how to make my bed look fancy.

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1st March. A beautiful crispy morning. I'd just started running again but have now done something to my achilles heel, so it's low level, slow paced walks for the foreseeable - which totally sucks!

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Tonight, homemade pizza! I've been trying to get this base right for so long but I think it was more to do with the oven than the cook. This cooked in about 15 minutes and it was perfect! I decided to make one big one instead of one each.. only because we have one oven tray at the moment!

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We celebrated our first proper night in the house with buttered crumpets topped with sliced cheddar and a glass of fizz. We watched Jojo Rabbit, which was a good watch. I did fall asleep on the sofa though, so I'll have to give it another go when I feel less tired. 

And so, our journey in to adulthood begins. I must admit, I have felt rather emotional lately at the thought of moving out of my Gran's flat, where we have lived for so long. I always dreamt that when the day of moving in to our own home came, it would feel so different.. But I had very mixed emotions and so did Josh. I still feel sad now because it's an end of an era but I'm so glad that we all managed to get along so well, for all this time and still don't really want to leave. I finally have to grow up and wash my own pots. Washing pots is the worst! I can't wait until we can get a dishwasher installed! Thankfully I'm only a 3-5 minute walk away, so it's not like we've moved to the other side of the world. God, how would I cope if we decided to do that?! I have always envisioned living in Thailand for a few years but I'm not sure I could do it now.. haha! Anyway, I am still absolutely knackered from the weekend so I'm going to love you and leave you. Speak soon, L.

Beginning to feel a bit like Spring

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The light on Saturday evening was just beautiful. What a sunset! Truly grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the world. 

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We found a heavily pregnant sheep on it's back today, so my Dad helped it up and back on its feet. Poor thing!

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Just the most gorgeous day. So quiet, warm and tranquil. 

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Snow drops are just so beautiful and delicate little flowers. I love this time of year when they all come out again.

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So many walks with Erik, of course. I love that I have to get up and out every morning, every lunch time and every evening. I've never walked so much in my life but I don't feel any fitter for it, haha! 

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Last night we enjoyed an M&S dine in for £10. I chose the beef bourguignon, triple cooked chips and sticky toffee pudding. The sticky toffee pudding was probably the best STP I've ever had. It was the gastro pub one and it had pecan nuts decorating the top of it. Delicious with some English Lakes ice cream (Thunder and Lightening). Ps. The Trivento Malbec is on offer for £6 in Asda. It's usually £8 and it's one of my favourites!

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Erik spent most of the evening in front of the fire but when he realised there wasn't any space on the sofa for him, he climbed over the back of the sofa and on top of the cushions!

The end of February and it's already beginning to feel a little Spring-like, my most favourite time of the year! We did have a few wet days but this weekend has well and truly lifted my spirits and I'm feeling hopeful to a *fairly* normal Summer. We went on a long morning walk before brunch this morning, over the Howgills and back home to a good old fry up. I love these kind of Sundays, morning walks in the sunshine, a little fry up treat and a relaxing morning before working again on the house. Josh started boarding the last wall in the attic today, which is going to be plastered tomorrow. Then all we need is a door and the attic is pretty much there! I gave the kitchen and living room a good clean and swept up all the dog hair! I cannot believe how much there was, it's like we are living with a Persian cat, not a short haired German pointer! Well, time to enjoy the rest of my Sunday with a cup of tea and Netflix, so I can hopefully get up early enough for a run with my brother, Alex. Speak soon, L.

Attic update & life right now

Hi lovelies, it's been a while since I posted. Did you miss me? I bet you haven't noticed have you! Haha, I'm trying to get back in to the swing of things but I'm finding it difficult to 'tell a story' through photos and every day-to-day life right now, so here are some photos I've taken over the past couple of weeks that make me happy and hopeful for a return to some sort of normality soon.

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Last Friday I took the afternoon off work to make the most of the sunshine. Erik and I went for a nice long walk and it was just nice to be outside, breathing fresh air, thinking about what was next to do on our house.

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We did a part of 'the Dales way', but didn't venture too far as it did look like it was going to rain. 

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The en suite began taking shape when we fitted the first large pane of glass. There's about a year between these two photos! It does feel much longer than that though.

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Second pane of glass fitted and the chrome trim finished it off nicely. I would have much preferred brushed gold hardware but it was too hard to come by. I'm glad we didn't waste time and money going for the gold though, I'm really pleased with how this looks.

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Treated ourselves to Duck Pancakes - they were on offer in Asda so I thought it would be a nice Saturday afternoon treat. Today I went for a walk with my parents and it was just the nicest day. A breath of fresh air!

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My Mum finished making our curtains for the spare room, so we got those up! I'm so pleased with how they look. They are so stunning, even more so in real life! And how well do they go with our print of Wastwater?!

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I was worried about working from the house with Erik and him not taking to the surroundings fast but he did and I'm so glad. He's been a total gem and is settling in to more of a routine. The whining is getting less and less and he's beginning to listen again a lot more. I think the beef and cheese treats help! Would it be useful if I showed you all the things we have for Erik? I.e. Food, treats, toys, accessories etc?

I hope you enjoyed this post. If there's anything you'd like to know, please ask! I'm struggling for ideas on what to post, now that life really is just so boring. Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Speak soon, L.