Monthly Archives: February 2011

sunshine and sheep

It is the end of February, and after a wet and windy day yesterday, today the sun shone all day, here at Low Hall holiday cottage. Here are some photographs from the garden, taken around 2pm today. The first primroses … Continue reading

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Owls again and the night sky

Driving home this evening, and halfway along our drive, on the fencepost on the right hand side, stood the barn owl.  I stopped the car; he was about three foot or less away from me, and slowly turned his head … Continue reading

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Spring is just around the corner

After all the wind and rain, the sun has come out today, and here at Low Hall, there are carpets of snowdrops everywhere.  Six mallards rose from the pond as I opened the garden gate, which was a very beautiful … Continue reading

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Keswick Jazz Festival

Jennings and Jazz combine at the Keswick Jazz Festival, which hosts 124 jazz events this year, in 16 different venues, providing a mecca for jazz musicians and enthusiasts from all over the world.  Music and mountains are an idyllic combination.. … Continue reading

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Malcolm Wilson Rally

The 36th Malcolm Wilson Car rally will start from Cockermouth on 5th March 2011.  I cannot pretend to be able to share any technical details, but even for non-motorsport enthusiasts, it is fun watching the cars set off from Cockermouth … Continue reading

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Words by the Water

Cumbria’s own exciting literary festival runs from 4th March until 13th March 2011 at Theatre by the Lake Keswick.  Guests include Melvyn Bragg (the president of Words by the Water); Polly Toynbee; Blake Morrison; Joanna Trollope; Tony Palmer; AC Grayling; … Continue reading

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