Summer 2021 in Coniston

Last summer Mum and I spent a week in Coniston, Cumbria. We packed up my car with gear and food and drove from south Oxfordshire to the beautiful little village in the South Lakes. It’s a stunning place. We stayed in an AirBnB Cottage above the west side of the lake, the upstairs looked straight across the water to the hills and forest on the east bank. It was a wonderful week; we hiked, explored and swam within the most spectacular landscape. In hindsight, the six hour drive up there was worth it.

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New Jacobs Lambs in 2020

Everything feels very strange right now. The new isolation measures we’re living in to manage Covid 19 are unprecedented. I’m feeling extra grateful that I’m in the countryside and able to spend time with the animals outside. And the last two days have been filled with glorious sunshine. I find it easier to deal with anxiety when the day is so warm and bright. As of next week I’ll be working from home and I’ve never done that so here’s hoping I don’t get distracted (too much).

The first 2020 babies
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It’s November 2019

My favourite tree, a Japanese Maple, it looks fantastic at this time of year.

Hello. I’m that person with a blog who hasn’t written anything for almost a year. On the bright side, it’s still 2019 (just about). I’ve been thinking about writing, a lot, but then I try to organise myself and somehow loos the ability to make decisions. I’m going to try keeping my posts brief and casual, and hopefully fight perfectionist defeatism! 

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