Monday, 23 March 2015

Shadow of Pendle

We made it out of the house before 12 and drove to Barley for lunch & a short walk. It was heaving with cars and people enjoying the spring sunshine.  Why did we drive... well the Pendle Witch Hopper bus only runs Sundays between April & October and since Frank's too small for bicycle fun yet, without a long walk, it's the only way to get to the base of Pendle at this time of the year.

I think most people were either heading up to the summit or just taking their families for picnics and playground time since our walk to Clarion House (for a 55p pint of tea) was mainly devoid of people.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Obligatory Eclipse Photo...

... plus a surprise pigeon.

Taken whilst also feeding frank, wedged with one arm.

Pennine foot pounding

The cycling dry spell continues for now. But yesterday we managed to make it out of the house & enjoy the sunshine (after two days stuck in a chair pretty much exclusively feeding).
Yet again Frank slept through the whole thing. I tried a different baby carrier that had been handed down to me; quite a complicated one, but possibly slightly better for him whilst Frank is still so small. The Palm & Pond one will be better once he has better neck control.
I saw the first butterfly of the year and loads of rabbits. Spring is springing!


Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Frank John, born eleven days ago and a whopper at 8lbs.

A long induction and labour, and I was pretty spaced out for the subsequent week.

The cycling through pregnancy seemed to stand me in good stead and I'm bouncing back from the pregnancy and birth pretty well.

At three days of age we had our first little walk. Although Frank slept through the whole thing.

At nine days we had a bigger walk around the hills enjoying a beautiful evening. And he slept through the whole of that too.

At day ten I managed 7 miles of walking with the pram into town & up to mum's. But I am taking things easy in between days where I'm due out at appointments.

Seriously missing being out on the bicycle, but at least I'm being kept well & truly occupied!