Thursday, 26 April 2018


Who says money doesn't grow on trees? Well, it's a plant and it's called the money plant and isn't really money, but that's just nit picking.....

Dog Violet

Today's purple plants spotted on cycle ride to work whilst sheltering from the downpour under a holly tree....and rescued from lawnmower death on our front lawn!

Friday, 20 April 2018


Almond: how do you say this nut?

a) OL-mund?
b) AL -mund?
c) AR-mund?

Coming soon: Scone

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Alice Hogg

40s Keswick  cartoonist Alice Hogg's defiant housewife

Alison Hargreaves, First Woman to conquer Everest (Great Women Mountaineers no 5)

"It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than 1,000 days as a sheep" Tibetan proverb. 
Alison Hargreaves was the first woman to conquer Everest on May 13th 1995, alone and without oxygen. A successful summit of K2 was followed by her tragic death on the descent...

Proddy Rug

Old sacks and rags, all you needed for a proddy rug as long as you had a proddy (More objects from the Keswick museum)

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Britain's Rarest Fish

Exhibits in Keswick Museum included a Vendace, a fish found in Derwent Water and dating back to the Ice Age. Plus a mantrap for catching poachers. Ouch!