Archives for December 2008

Swan Hotel Newby Bridge

After a frankly fraught early evening in the company of a bored pre teen I decided the only way to rescue the evening was with a meal out. Being near Xmas our first couple of choices were full of people wearing Xmas hats so we decided to try the bar at the Swan Hotel. I […]

Skiing in the Lake District

My legs are aching today because yesterday I went skiing. Not on a dry ski slope or at an indoor venue, but real skiing on real snow. The venue was Swinhope Moor, just outside the North East boundary of Cumbria off the A687 Alston to Barnard Castle road. We took the direct route via Brough […]