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Zack on his own

It has been some months now since Maddi crossed The Rainbow Bridge. To begin with, Zack could not make out where his one-time companion had disappeared to. 526 more words

Blenheim Lodge

Barrow in Furness: Furness Abbey

Furness Abbey was founded in 1127 by monks belonging to the Savigniac Order. The Savigniac Order was part of the great monastic reform movement which spread throughout Europe during the 12th century. 191 more words


Wordless Wednesday–Another Favourite Place

Location:   Aira Falls on the Aira Beck, Gowbarrow, Ullswater, The English Lake District, Cumbria

27th August

© David Oakes 2014


Elterwater - the Lake Frequented by Swans

On bank holiday weekends there are always plenty of things to do in London, the city comes to life with excitement and anticipation. This time round though, I decided to leave behind the paved streets and wander out into the wilds of Cumbria for some much needed gulps of fresh air. 1,171 more words


My favourite book review received so far, "Cats At The Cottage"

The pasted section below is unchanged from the kind submission made by someone completely unknown to me. The full entry can be found on Amazon Kindle US version. 489 more words

Commercial Activities


A few years ago we had a neighbour who is supposedly a qualified plumber come in and split our huge bathroom in to an ensuite and a family shower room… Anyway, I was in the bath the other night in the ensuite, got in, bath was too full so it was slopping out of the overflow – all good I thought, but man it’s a bit noisy, got out (which requires effort and concentration) thought nothing of it until I was recalled to see a rampaging tide throughout the whole bathroom. 431 more words