Grasmere Gingerbread

Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread is a biscuit of the highest quality – and quite possibly the holy grail of gingerbreads. Made with loving care and attention in Grasmere, Cumbria – deep in the heart of the Lake District – it is only ever made in Grasmere, and the only* place in the world you can purchase it from is Gate Cottage – THE Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

*that’s if you exclude your living room, or anywhere else where you have internet access, as you can (thankfully) purchase it online at Be cautious of fakes, none is genuine without trademark. Continue reading

Stoats alive!

While visiting my parents a family of stoats passed through the garden. They moved quickly, though I managed to get a few photos of them using a Canon Eos 350D – it was point, shoot and keep my fingers crossed. Out of a dozen or so shots I managed to get about 10 usable images – though they are cropped to 800×600 from 3456×2304. Those extra pixels came in handy!

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Heading south from Sunderland I popped in to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a place I had been meaning to visit for years.

I managed to spend almost the whole day there wandering around the park, gardens and galleries – below are pictures of just a few of the sculptures I liked, including quite a few by Andy Goldsworthy. There was a special exhibition of his, which was just fantastic, in the various gallery spaces – which unfortunatly did not allow cameras inside :-(

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