Fun stuff

A sleeping beauty in a garden, but where? Part of my November Lake District quiz

Just for fun: A Lake District quiz

Occasionally I come across an image in my photo library and think, ‘that would make a good picture for a quiz! I wonder how many people would know where it was taken…’. So following this line of thought, here are 12 photos I’ve taken on my gem-hunting travels, some of […]

Red squirrel on feeder, Windermere

Celebrating one year on the blog!

It’s amazing to think that a whole year has gone by since I first sat down and created the Lake District Gems blog in February 2015 – where has the time gone?! Here’s some coverage I received on the online news site Cumbria Crack. Whether you’ve been following during most […]


The best of Lake District Gems in 2015

I started the Lake District Gems blog back in February 2015, and what a year it’s been! It’s been ideal for getting out and about, with endless dry days which weren’t too hot either. Then, of course, we’ve had the dramatic change in weather this winter with much flooding around […]