Keswick View

South Africa is, as I have regularly remarked, blessed with some amazing scenery. But for a small, often rather grey island, Britain has its moments too. Here’s (another) one of them.

I don’t know where this came from or who took it, but I do know where it is. This is Derwentwater in England’s Lake District, and we’re looking across from the Keswick side across to the wonderfully named Catbells, Maiden Moor and High Spy.

Memories of October half-terms spent at Pitcairn House B&B on Blencathra Street came flooding back.

That Filling Station Cafe letter

Another photo of an “is this real?” letter, like that Bic one (which wasn’t).
This time, allegedly as a reply from a cafe owner to the Lake District National Park.


Yes, it’s pretty funny anyway, but if you deliver it in a thick Cumbrian accent (which I have no idea if Mr Graham possesses), it gets even better.

The Filling Station Cafe comes highly rated on Trip Advisor and is open today from 10-4pm.
Notably not 6pm and certainly not any later.

It can not be found in the latest Eating Out Guide, published by the Lake District National Park.