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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Kettlewell

Knowing how gutted I am to be missing Starcamp, Management offered to drive Bill this morning to take advantage of an hour or two of brightness.  It could also have been a ruse to distract me from the fact that I am at home and not in Northumberland but I don't care - it worked!



We only travelled a few miles and stopped in the National Trust carpark at Kettlewell, on the edge of Derwentwater.  A tiny little spot with room for less than 20 vehicles - but one heck of a view.



A not-too-muddy walk of about a mile each way to have a look at the Lodore Falls.  The view was much better than the photo :-)



Although not the best thing for blood sugar control, there are days when a pasty from Harrison's in Cockermouth is the only thing that will do - especially when it's been popped in the campervan oven for a few minutes and is piping hot!



This is someone being really silly eating biscuits whilst laying on our side!  (It is also a photographer who left a brand new camera on the wrong setting, hence the lack of focus - perhaps I should RTFM!)







This is someone being really sulky because Daddy won't share any of his pasty 😏





12 comments:

  1. So glad you managed to get out in Bill for an hour or two even if you weren't where you really wanted to be. I love the photos of Daisy being silly, and the scenery shot is just wow! :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, it was quite lovely to be out 'playing tourist' so close to home, something we have not done nearly enough of in the last few years. Daisy is still finding the campervan very new & strange so we do everything we can to ensure she has a nice time :-)

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  2. A lovely spot - glad that you were feeling well enough to get out and about.

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    1. Thank you Sue, I know enough now about muscle problems to not just 'sit'. Being up and moving about gently speeds the recovery.

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  3. Good idea & Mgt knows you well. It certainly looks like a lovely spot with beautiful views & a walk too. We've also been doing a bit of day tripping at the moment, before our weather gets "too" hot, thought not in a camper. We take our picnic basket & thermos,etc. plus we have a heater/cooler we can plug in whilst travelling. I've a couple of posts to catch up on, with Part 3 of our Canberra trip to do before the next couple. Enjoy & take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you for the lovely email just arrived. Will get to the long reply it deserves later :-)

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  4. Fabulous! I hope it goes some way to console you for missing out on the starcamp. I'm not sure which photograph is my favourite. The stunning views, the pasty or (gorgeous as ever) Daisy. X

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    1. Cheers Jules, I can recommend Tony's pies and pasties! Daisy did get a tiny bit of my pastry at the end.

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  5. I'm so pleased you managed an outing in Bill and what a wonderful view that is. Daisy looks so comfortable and have to say your hot pasty and cuppa look more than welcoming.

    I saw your previous comment about not being able to dress or dry your hair and that was how I was, the frozen shoulder is so disabling. I understand how you feel about the NHS and I feel exactly the same way. Do try a small Tens machine, they're not expensive and you can put the pads back and front of your shoulder and to me anyway it felt like it gave a little bit of relief. Take care.

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    1. Hi Eileen, even though we were only out for three hours it felt like a 'proper' event and was quite lovely.

      I have tried the TENS machines (have one but it's broken) but do not find they are particularly effective or pleasant to use; what they do is overload the nerves with so many additional electrical impulses that the brain shuts down the messages - you haven't cured the problem, just told the brain to ignore itself! All pain happens in the brain, even though we think it is our arm/leg/foot/whatever that is hurting, and I don't believe TENS cures anything, just switches off the pain mechanism for while. What we do have, which has been worth every penny, is a home Ultrasound unit. Not ludicrously expensive (about the cost of three private physio sessions .....) and it is thought that ultrasound works by stimulating tissue to repair and regenerate.

      I do very much appreciate your sympathy, especially as you've "been there". How long after your car accident did it take for your shoulder to recover?

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  6. That's very interesting to learn about the Tens machine. I'm pleased you have the ultrasound unit to help you. I had a fall caused by an uneven paving stone and put my arms out to save myself but couldn't. The pain was instant and I actually athought I'd broken a bone. It took between twelve and eighteen months to completely mend and even now I have an occasional twinge.
    I hope you are resting and taking plenty of pain relief. I also used Ibruprofen gel to rub in, that's supposed to help too. I'm glad you managed to go on your trip in Bill, a change of scenery definitely lifts the spirits.

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    1. Sorry Eileen, not sure why I thought you had been in a car accident ... I use Ibuprofen gel too, find it very effective :-)

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