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Date: Monday 26th October 2020
IT is like waking up after some sort of dystopian nightmare. A Lake District where the 50 per cent not filled by holiday and second homes is covered in trees — and I can’t find my way out of a dark and sinister wood populated by wolves and bears.
Date: Monday 5th October 2020
WHEN editor of the Northern Echo newspaper in the 1960s, Harold Evans was made aware by readers of a terrible Teesside niff, akin to the Penrith pong only worse, so he sent his photographers out, with a £5 bonus to the person discovering the source of the smell.
Date: Monday 21st September 2020
WELL, you asked for it. Christmas is cancelled. But hey, hang on a minute, there is consolation in our darkest hour. No need for “Here’s To You, Merry Christmas”. Not even Bing, droning on about White Christmasses on those endless music loops in the shops.
Date: Monday 24th August 2020
YOU won’t believe this I know, but I have become a Taylor Swift fan, and not just because of those improbably long legs. The American singer has brought out a new album, Folklore, with a bonus track dedicated to the Lake District, which she visited with ex-boyfriend Harry Styles in 2012.
Date: Monday 3rd August 2020
WHAT with the weather and the holidays, plus the pesky virus, the demolition of Hadrian’s Wall is probably too big a job for a bunch of socially aware snowflakes to attempt. Unlike a few dodgy statues of imperialists and slave traders it’s also a bit long, 73 miles long, and rather heavy to shift.
Date: Monday 1st June 2020
THIS week, but for the infernal COVID-19, I would have been writing reviews for two theatre productions. Sadly Boeing, Boeing has gone, gone, while Wilt has wilted. Two productions which would have formed part of the summer season at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. A season lost in its entirety.