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The Wandering Cloud blog...


1652 and all that....

Jul 06 2016, 3:22 PM

Peace and tranquility in a hidden corner of Cumbria.

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Best picnic spot in Cumbria?

Sep 21 2018, 2:29 PM

When Radio Cumbria asked me to speak about some of the best places to have a picnic in Cumbria it got me thinking - where do I go if I'm not on a walk and perched on a rock somewhere?  The criteria for me is no traffic noise and as few people as possible....

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Ambience at Ambio - a Lake District treat

Sep 21 2018, 2:29 PM

"No stops except for coffee thanks."  I don't often get that request but things didn't quite turn out like that...

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Norman Nicholson: Poet and True Cumbrian

Sep 21 2018, 2:29 PM

William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin, Melvyn Bragg, Sarah Hall.... all literary names which have been associated with Cumbria over the last 200 years. One name you may not have heard of though (if you live outside the county) is Norman Nicholson.

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Flamingos in the trees

Sep 21 2018, 2:29 PM

Inspired by my teenage son, a visit to Acorn Bank revealed much more than the usual treats...

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Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance

William Wordsworth »