Sally's blog

Hot air ballooning in the Lake District

Up, up and away!

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Rob and I recently had a fantastic experience.

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

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It seems that one minute you’re eating ice cream and trying to keep your flip-flops on, and the next, the leaves are turning, the hedgerows are ripe with berries and the first wood smoke is spotted

Herdwick sheep in the Lake District

Sheep are more entertaining than you think…

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One of the joys of motherhood is permission to watch fab shows like ‘Shaun the Sheep’. Dear Shaun, if you don’t know him, is the plasticene lamb from Wallace & Gromit, now with his own TV programme aimed at toddlers, infants and sheep fans everywhere.

Cumbrian wrestling

The Lake District Shows - Lakeland sports

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I wish I could tell you how many country shows there are in Cumbria. Every community of any size has its own gem, when everyone gathers to chat, drink, eat and show off.

Poppies and other flowers

Midsummer Shows

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2009 has been a very busy year for Sally’s Cottages. A new website, a new office, lots of new cottages, a new house – and a new garden.