Longtown on the Scottish or English border, depending on your point of view, is one of those places where you normally just travel through on your way to somewhere else, unless you need 100w light bulbs that is.
Archives for January 2010
Over the past few weeks we have become aware of a few new signs appearing on our walks. Made in the form of ceramic tiles the small graphical artworks depict a local landmark or the extent of the Carlisle floods in 2005. Interestingly the tiles seem to be embedded into the new flood defences. Searching […]
Week three or is it four weeks now that the temperatures have remained below zero in many parts of the county. Our regular walk to the park to check on the unfreezing puddle indicated that in part the water has become solid with ice. However, it is very thin and mum stopped us walking on […]
Bright sunshine and with mum and dad on holiday once more we escaped the confines of the house and out for a walk. First thing on our list was to check to see if our puddle, the one we spotted the other day, had frozen. Despite the temperatures overnight dropping to at at least -5deg […]
Despite our best efforts last night mum and dad insisted on staying up way past their bedtimes and saw in something they call the new year. In what has become an annual ritual dad gets his coat and shoes on and leaves the house just before midnight, clutching a small bag of salt, a cork […]