As hail and heavy rain battered Carlisle earlier today we took a trip into Carlisle and were amazed at the damage to the Sheepmount Athletics stadium and the sporting facilities in Bitts Park.
Being so close to the ground we notice things the humans often miss. This was the case a few days ago when we spotted this Environment Agency benchmark stud in Carlisle.
Pitch black darkness, roads strewn with debris and christmas trees atop rows of yellow skips are some of the images conjured up of the floods that affected Carlisle in 2005.
Work has started to repair flood damage caused to the West Coast Main line near Carlisle.
The excellent weather continues and to celebrate a new season of adventuring Charlie has a new Flexi lead.
Please can we have some sunshine and we visit Silloth and find an unusual Edwardian gem.
Dodging the rain showers earlier we have just returned from a quick walk around Bitts Park in Carlisle.
We managed to get out of the house over the weekend and we are pleased to report that Spring has officially arrived.
Regular readers will know that we have, during our walks around Carlisle, been collecting images of the ceramic tiles incorporated into the new flood defences
Checking the latest weather here in the north of England it would appear that it is almost 26C (79F). So mum has decided we need our fur clipped.