February 8, 2018

Dogs playing in the snow

April 24, 2017

Gradually we are turning the field into a garden (or, if John has his way, a thicket of trees).   So far this year I have been creating a vegetable plot from virgin ground (the third - and last - that I've done in the last eight years), John has been planting trees and...

April 6, 2017

Our dogs are taught to stay calm and close when amongst sheep - Bess wishes the sheep would show her the same respect!

April 5, 2017

DID YOU KNOW THAT SOME OF THE DARKEST SKIES IN ENGLAND ARE FOUND IN THE NORTH PENNINES?

And Sunrise Cottage has a wonderful clear view

.   If you think it's too cold to go outside and stargaze, pour a glass of wine, settle yourself at the kitchen table and turn off...

April 4, 2017

Every morning as we look out the hills are a little greener than the day before.   The sheep are finding enough to eat and the lambs are all contentedly sleeping in the spring sunshine - and it's less than a fortnight since everything was covered in a blanket of snow!

March 27, 2017

From winter to spring in just four days!