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A weekend away in the Lake District

Wow look at that I’ve not blogged for over 15 months, even though I’ve been trying to get round to it!

Things have been busy here in the Cleary camp since i last blogged when we were in Chicago in May 2016 & that time has been spent with family & adjusting to a couple of changes that have affected us.

Anyway here is the revival post entitled ‘A weekend away in the Lake District’

We’d not seen our close friends Warren & Dawn for a while as they’ve been away on holiday in the US for what seemed like ages & this weekend just passed was the first real catch up we’d had with them.

The Bray’s were off to Coniston in the Lake District for the weekend & wondered if we fancied joining them in their motorhome.

After a delayed start on Saturday morning we were off up the M61 & M6 towards the Lake District following the motorhome at a steady 65mph.

Arrival at Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site Park Gate, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8LA after a leisurely drive by 12.30. Within 30 minutes we were booked in, unpacked with the awning attached to the motorhome & a brew in hand.

Michele & Dawn spent some time moving their outdoor chairs around following the movement of the sun.

We elected to have a late lunch/early evening BBQ which Warren & I cooked. All washed down with a couple of beers. Following the clean up we headed off into Coniston for a couple of beers.

First stop was The Sun followed by another in the Black Bull a nice pint of bitter from the Coniston Brewing Company. If you are ever in the Lake District you do need to try a pint from these guys.

Back at the motorhome we sat & chatted the late evening away all washed down with a bottle of red wine.

Off to bed before midnight as Warren & I were out walking early doors to walk up Old Man of Coniston. When i mean early I mean early, we were all parked up in the car park at 07.45. Boots on & raring to go before the rain came which according to the weather forecast was due to start from about 13.00

Up early & leaving the girls behind as Warren & I headed off to the Old Man of Coniston.

We started the route off at 07:50 & covered a total of 6.35 miles in just a shade over 4 hours & managed to climb 2276 feet.

We managed to get down before the rain set in which was good luck.

In the afternoon we drove into Ambleside with the girls & had a lunch out before heading home.

X Factor!

Rant of the week – how many times is X Factor going to be on this week?

Saturday & Sunday by the looks of things, so now at 20:20 on Sunday we are in the middle of an X Factor marathon 🙁

If football was on this many times I’d be in serious trouble

X Factor aside we’ve had a productive weekend which culminated in a trip to our local Costco for a freezer stock up & also to get some tea & coffee for Mrs C’s office.

My twitter account sent out a couple of strange tweets that seemed to lead people to a malware site, so I had to reset my password. If you opened one of these two tweets I apologise

Now back to the X Factor 🙁

Another birthday floats by

Birthdays are special for everyone & no more so to the Cleary’s. My own birthday rolled past another year just over a week ago & albeit that my birthday night was a quiet affair as Mrs C took me out to the catering college where Lewis is learning to be a chef. Joshua was invited too but Lewis was unfortunately working the bar. Sam, Matt, Harry, Drew & Fran were also out & busy, so just the 3 of us ate.

The food & service was excellent I had the duck salad for starters, followed by the sea bream, Pudding as we say in the North was a raspberry jelly with rhubarb & mascarpone, nom nom nom.

As the usual culprits were unable to attend my mid-week birthday meal Mrs C had organised a birthday party for me at home. Sam & Drew along with their respective partners & my grandson Harry were unable to attend as were a couple of close friends but the birthday bash went on until the small hours of Sunday. Mum & Dad stayed over.

The following day we were invited over to Sam & Matt’s for sunday tea, however Mrs C was not very well & just Josh & I went over as Lewis was working. Drew & Fran turned up & as the weather was fantastic so we had a BBQ

The following week Lewis worked at The Radisson an extra couple of days as they had asked him to miss college as all ‘hands to the pump’ were needed. He thinks he made a banana split for David Cameron – Prime Minister.

This last week at work has been a busy one as we seem to be getting more design work through the doors. Monday I was in the Birmingham office for a meeting with our M&E team leader as well as my team leader to discuss the use of AutoCAD MEP. I was on the 07:30 train from Wigan & not back until 19:20 – a long day. The highlight was being treated to lunch by a colleague who I’d known for the past 8+ years – cheers mate my turn when you make it to Manchester.

The weather this weekend has been warm & bright, however not for one young man who has been ill all week. Lewis has been suffering with severe tooth ache as well as sickness. We had him at the emergency dentist who seems to think that he may need root canal treatment. The diagnosis on the sickness maybe due to him consuming too many pain-killers! This has caused him to have a weekend in bed & had to miss work.

I got a surprise call off a close friend who I’d not spoken to in ages this morning which was nice.

Tomorrow I’m off to Heathrow for a couple of days as we have an 800 bed hotel to measure – oh the joys!