Winter in the Lake District
I grew up near Ullswater in the north west of England in the magical hills of the Lake District. This is where my heart lies and I will often head back home from where ever I am in the world to escape from life. This valley in particular is the most wonderful place. No signal on your phone, just the quiet animal noises of deer rutting or sheep bleating and the gentle melody of the stream running on. January can be quite bleak but on the rare days there is sun it is truly magnificent, especially with a sprinkling of snow. The dogs Ilika & Tara came to keep me company.