A History of Carlisle

Tweet Carlisle may be an unassuming little city positioned on the Northern edge of England, just 8 miles from the Scottish border,  with claims to fame such as the most promiscuous city in Europe (perhaps Carlisle men just aren’t that good at counting) and also Britain’s happiest city (are the two related?) When is comes […]

Walking at Castle Crag – The Great Outdoors

Tweet I’ve just watched that video – the one that has, ironically, gone viral today, about how much we lose from our lives by being constantly attached to laptops, phones and tablets in the name of “social” media. And yes, blogging can be included in that too. We miss so much, and I am sure […]

Clip n Climb – A Family Review

Tweet My boys have been to Clip N Climb  indoor climbing centre, in Maryport, Cumbria, before, as part of a Cubs group trip, and had a great time. Mr and I stood on the sidelines and watched, with what can only be truly described as a hint of jealousy. I am quite an active kind of girl, […]

Three Pound Challenge – Dining on a Shoestring

Tweet I’ve been hearing a lot about poverty lately. Only two days ago my local newspaper billboards proclaimed “Archbishop shocked at Cumbrian poverty” and according to their search malnutrition rates in my home county have more than doubled since 2009. Reading further, I found studies that show that half a million children live in families […]

Weekend Walk – Lacy’s Caves and Long Meg

Tweet Waking up yesterday morning, it was such a glorious spring-like day that we couldn’t not go for a walk. The children boys had been sleeping over at their grandparents’ house so we got up and went to collect them, then headed off to Little Salkeld, where we had heard of a nice walk to […]

Tullie House Museum – A Grand Day Out In Carlisle

Tweet Carlisle isn’t famed for its cosmopolitan leanings. Not many chic restaurants or designer clothes shops for us. But what it lacks in modern-day stylishness, it more than makes up for in culture and history, which can be seen in our museum, Tullie House. For those of you who have never had the good fortune […]