I've been off-line for a few weeks, staying in a lovely cottage in the English Lake District, with no wifi, no radio and a weak sporadic mobile signal.
Everywhere there were beautiful walks and after a steep climb
you could go over the next hill and come across a scene like this.
There were lots of sheep and lambs about.
Some were very keen to be photographed for the blog
There was always time for a tea break.
Many of the houses were lovely too with beautiful proportions.
The dry stone walls are everywhere in the area, in the countryside and villages along the roads, as field dividers and as house walls. They are made using only the stones.
The craft is very much alive and new walls are still being built.
It's a skilful craft where the wall builder has to choose each right stone for the right place.
It's great to be on holiday but it's also good to come home.
Leaving England at the border - "Welcome to Scotland"!
I hope you enjoyed your trip to the Lake District.