My brother is a big fan of the great outdoors and likes to embrace this passion whenever and wherever possible. Recently he's been enjoying some wild swimming - this is a sketch of his view from Blea tarn in the Langdales.
I've been very distracted with other projects recently that I haven't had much time for sketching, and I've definitely missed it!
On Firbank Fell, there is this place called Fox's pulpit - we came here as kids and climbed all over it! Such a great place.
This is Dodd Fell. Growing up we would camp at a place called Scarness near Bassenthwaite, in the summer half term, with a big group of families and friends from the North-West. This was the family friendly walk we would often do on the Saturday, with such stunning views from the top, and many snacks to keep us going!
I know I've done it before, but its just so sweet when they fall asleep on me and it happens so infrequently now. This time he even passed on lunch in favour of sleeping in my arms.
We're finally starting to play back outside without crying from cold within 10 minutes! We didn't even wear coats, though some of the dressing skills need honing...
These girls mean the world to me.
So often I find him sitting in a corner "reading" to himself.
We didn't make it over to the Lakes this year but in previous years we have cultivated a love of warm damson gin on this fell. Our New year's day walk on Gummers How.
I played a little round of guess the fells with my family over Christmas. I was so relieved they could identify them! This is where my dad, brother and husband have entered fell races over the years and the first fell my sister walked (and got lost on) with her husband - Wansfell.
I was terrified the first time I walked up here! I think it's one of my brother's favourites though. I hope you have a Happy Christmas.
From a few weeks back when we dragged Daddy to the bookshop too.