Author Archives: Yasmine

About Yasmine

After working with horses for many years I came to my senses and got a 'proper job'. I now live in Weardale with My Taller Half, a mad border collie and 5 chickens. Still wishing I could spend all my time in the great outdoors

Bollocks to Brexit

We are now 21 months on from the EU referendum and 12 months from when Theresa May handed in the Article 50 notification. The UK and EU have just agreed a transition arrangement so that we can leave the EU … Continue reading

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Walking in Weardale – St John’s Chapel Two Hills

Here is another post for my occasional series of Weardale walking routes. This route is approximately 6 miles. Starting at St John’s Chapel, the walk climbs up the northern flank of the dale before dropping down into Ireshopeburn and returning … Continue reading

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Walking in Weardale – St John’s Chapel, Cowshill and Wearhead

Here is another post for my occasional series of Weardale walking routes. This route is approximately 7.5 miles, with some steep climbs and boggy paths, and a couple of tricky navigation spots. Well worth it for the ever-changing scenery and … Continue reading

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Brexit

I try not to be political here, but I want to share this letter I’ve just sent to my MP. Feedback from My Taller Half was along the lines of ‘you could have worded that more strongly’, to which I … Continue reading

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Walking in Weardale – Stanhope Dene

In an unexpected blog development, I decided this afternoon to start capturing some easy walks so that visitors and locals-new-to-walking can get out and enjoy Weardale. Don’t expect lots of detail and accuracy – these routes will give the main … Continue reading

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Hello 2017

2016 did not go entirely to plan. By the end of 2015 I was pretty sure that I wanted to take photography to the next level. I got myself a portfolio and dared to start thinking about selling my photos. Then … Continue reading

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Best laid plans (again)

So about this time last year I committed to a new focus on photography, and I kind of might have said that I would use this blog to chart my progress. Well, best laid plans and all that. At first … Continue reading

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