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A weekend in the Lakes

Another weekend ticks past, another weekend driving a long way to do something fun. I'm bored of the driving, but not of the exploring. This weekend Sharon took her Mum to the Woolfest in Cockermouth. I was planning to go biking to Whinlatter near by, but the weather wasn't great for that, so I went to learn lots about wool. And learn I did: I think I've worked out how to assemble and use the spinning wheel we've been donated, I discovered that wool can be used for bedding and cushions & how to properly card a fleece prior to spinning.

Another Highland Pilgrimage

Scotland at Easter has become somewhat of a standing event in my calendar - there's only been one Easter in the last decade that hasn't seen me making the 500 mile pilgrimage to the Scottish Highlands. It is certainly one of my favourite spots in the world & there's a definite sense of calm that descends as you wind your way north past Loch Lommond, climb high up on to the beautifully wild Rannoch Moor and come face to face with still taller peaks of Glen Coe and in particular Buachaille Etive Mor.