Saturday, December 19, 2009

19th of Advent

The food is sorted (apart from the veg box which arrives on Wednesday) and squeezed into the fridge and freezer- although with the temperature in our kitchen we could just keep it on the floor! The presents are bought/made and (mostly) wrapped. The cards are posted. The house is decorated. All this meant that today, instead of braving the shops at Christmas we could escape up to Coniston for one of our favourite walks to Torver jetty. It's the first time we've been walking properly since the floods and know that lots of lovely walks have been damaged or swept away altogether, but thankfully this one is unaffected. It was mighty cold so we ate lunch huddled in the car, but the weather meant we got to park in the free spaces and had the place almost to ourselves, save a few brave dog walkers and swans. Then to top it all off- snow! We've missed out on this particular brand of winter magic so far, being the wrong side of the country, but now we feel Christmas really is on its way!

1 comment:

  1. We often do this walk in reverse, torver (common, the stop is about a mile before torver -i think?) to coniston, have lunch and a pint and then back to torver. Can be quite long for the kiddos though, they get there fine but flag on the way back. There's a fab circular walk at Wray Castle along the shore of Windermere. We once did it on a bank holiday and it was totally deserted. Have you got the Rocky Rambler book? It's a book of graded walks in the lakes for kids and they've each got a map for the kids to follow :) I hope the snow stops now for our annual boxing day wander around Tarn Hows!