Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Karaoke & Keswick

It was 50 years since I had last visited Keswick. I was a Boy Scout then. Wandering around the town again on Sunday I remembered nothing of the place or the experience save for a couple of presents I had bought as a boy. A brooch for my mother; an actual bird's foot with embedded gemstone. And a record, on a postcard, for my brother; Hoots Mon, There’s a Moose Loose aboot this Hoose - Lord Rockingham’s XI. Such taste. Lasting memories of Sunday will include Keswick as a shopping Mecca for walkers and that the Steak & Gravy Pasty followed by a Cornish Pasty, from The Cornish Pasty shop on Lake Street, were delicious.

There were unforgettable events the day before when I’d been visiting family in South Cumbria. A pub Karaoke night with sister, brother-in-law and nephew till the early hours of Sunday wasn’t something I had thought could be so enjoyable.

I’ll be passing through Keswick again in July when I walk The Cumbria Way. I might have to settle for something tasty from the excellent Booths supermarket if I make the early start I’d prefer on that day.


After a good look around the area - driving as far north as Caldbeck, which will be another stop-over on The Cumbria Way, and a pint of Jennings Bitter in the Oddfellows Arms, we (me and Holly, my dog) were back home before mid-night.

5 comments:

James said...

Interesting Blog!

Myself and two friends are walking part of the Cleveland Way in July. We are going from Kildale to Filey (65miles) and have planned to do it in 3 days (2nights camping) over the 17th-19th.

We are doing the walk in aid of DiabetesUK and if you wanted you could sponsor us at http://www.justgiving.com/cw-65miles. We have raised £100 of our £150 target so far.

Kit wise, we are amateurs so all we have is a big heavy tent and a ruckack!

Good luck with the preperation, you have done much more than us!

James

Brian Cowling said...

Good call James. Good charity. Good Luck!

Sponsorship to follow.

Brian

Brian Cowling said...

The Just Giving website continues to experience technical problems. Sponsorship to follow in due course.

Brian

James said...

Thanks very much Brian. Have you thought about doing your walk for charity?

As well as getting the fitness/enjoyment out of it we thought we may as well do it for a good cause!

The blog has been bookmarked I look forward to future posts.

James

James said...

Thanks Brian for your donation much appreciated. Will keep you up to date with progress.