December 2009 began warm and ended with 2 weeks of unremitting cold, with heavy snowfalls on the 20th, 22nd and 24th. Daytime temperatures fell to as low as –7C. The relentless cold may be fatal to our tender exotic plants, but if so they looked lovely in their final moments. This slideshow is accompanied, most appropriately, by the Heroes of She’s haunting ballad “Cold Winds Blow”.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.