I’ve moaned a lot about the weather recently, but it did result in one incredible sunset this week. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/15/in-between-the-storms

Lisabet and I became backyard tourists for the day, visiting Brantwood: the home of writer, artist, and social philanthropist John Ruskin, who lived here from 1872 until his death in 1900. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/9/ruskins-home

Scout Scar was one of my first experiences of Cumbria, when Lisabet introduced me to the place bright and early one morning. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/6/the-rainbow-above-the-cliff

Today was lovely in the Lake District, once the rain buggered off. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/2/impossibly-quaint

This shot was taken from Fell Foot Park, a little country park right by the southern shore of Windermere. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/5/18/the-lake-district-wakes-up

This is the view over Kendal straight from my living room window. I feel very fortunate and grateful to enjoy it everyday, to watch it change with the hours, seasons, and years. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/5/20/the-ever-loved-view

Have you ever been to Sizergh Castle and Garden? You should go, especially in the summer! Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/1/english-country-garden

In his later years, Mr. John Ruskin lived in Brantwood right near the shores of Coniston Water, where he’d often have a paddle and a row. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/17/mountains-are-the-beginning-and

One evening we all ventured to Loughrigg Tarn, a delightful spot to enjoy some outdoor swimming and enjoy the views towards the Langdale Pikes. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/5/the-revelation-of-light

Like most Lake District/Cumbrian/Northern England place names, Elter Water gets its name from Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/13/happier-times

Skelwith Force is a waterfall that I come back to time and time again. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/6/16/small-but-unstoppable

Lisabet and I have visited quite a few abbey ruins in our time, and there’s a common feeling we experience when visiting them: a sense of peace. Read the rest of this post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/8/17/the-peace-of-time

John Ruskin bought the, at the time, rather dilapidated Brantwood house in 1871. Read the rest of this blog post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/7/4/the-desk-of-john-ruskin

Today I found myself on my own so I decided to venture into the heart of the Lake District for a gentle hike around one of my favourite places: Great Langdale. Read the rest of this post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/9/7/a-place-to-go-to-get-away

This weekend gone, Lisabet and I enjoyed hike around Caldbeck with me Dad. He wanted to show us the abandoned bobbin mill there, as well as the limestone gorge and its falls known as The Howk. Read the rest of this post here https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2019/9/16/a-father-amp-son-moment