I have just spent a week in County Durham with Malcolm, my Partner, visiting his father. We had a couple of good walks before the weather turned very cold and wet. One of our walks was at Balderhead Reservoir where there were a few swathes of Bluebells and the sheep were grazing around them.
I have been going up North, County Durham with Malcolm at least twice a year to see Malcolm's father for twenty years now, usually we stay with him for a week. But Malcolm's father, who will be ninety this year, wants to move down South, here in Dorset. So it looks like my visits to the North of England may come to a close, depending on if Malcolm's father does sell his house and finds a place here in the South, possibly a flat. We would like him to move to the South because he is on his own (Malcolm's mother passed away in 2001) and he can no longer drive a car due to poor eye sight. Malcolm's father used to play golf but now that he is unable to drive, he no longer plays golf. We hope it will be possible for him to move nearer to us.