I Missed So Much

Where Did 2018 GO?

I plan to make 2019 the best year ever!

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I started the year with the best intentions, I wrote a post dividing up the seasons with different crafts and things to do then completely f**ked everything up.

It’s great to have a plan but when you don’t even stick to the plan what’s the point. And the main losers are Dorothy and Beth.

I’ve beaten myself up about it quite a lot and with what’s happened recently with work, it’s really allowed me to re-evaluate my life and what’s important.

There’s probably more pictures of Bulgaria than us having fun doing family things!

So where do I go from here?

With Winter officially starting on the 1st of December, it’s time to put my to do list together and stick to it.

One of few pics of us out exploring

So what do I want to achieve this winter with the family? Here’s hoping for a plan I can stick with and not be so absent.

While I have a think, I would love some suggestions, invites to cool things and bucket lists. Here’s hoping I’ll tick them all off.


Hiking for This Year

My Fellwalking Guide

Fellwalking with Wainwright

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As you probably know, I love a good walk in the countryside and I always hear about Wainwrights and never really knew what it meant.

So after a little bit of research, I found:

A Wainwright refers to one of 214 fells in the Lake District named after Alfred Wainwright, and hill bagging (also known as peak bagging and mountain bagging) refers to having climbed a particular hill, and the objective for some people is to climb as many as you can.

So literally throughout the past few years I’ve been bagging mountains without even knowing it. I need to sort this out.

Thankfully we’re big supporters of local charities and the book-cycle is one of our favourites.

Now while dropping in on the bookcycle, I find the beginning of something amazing.

Not only is it a book on Wainwright’s walks but it’s his 18 favourite walks in Lakeland (Lake District) for you an I.

This isn’t the best photo of the page but there’s 18 beautiful walks finished with Haystacks! Awesome.

Now I’ve already done a few of these. The Fairfield Horseshoe, Skiddaw (amazing), Scafell Pike and I think the Great Gable. But you know me, happy to put my boots on a do them again.

I’m not sure I’ll be using this to navigate but it’s a great way of imagining the walk before setting off and an insight into what to expect. For a photographer like me, I’ll be able to setup my shots before but also my rest stops (because I’m completely out of shape).

If anyone would like to join my I’m happy to set something up on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsDad/