Presenting….Events Galore..In honour of my “One Year in the UK”!

Adjusting to life in the small industrial town of Barrow in Furness. was not easy!!Life in the predominantly county, Cumbria has turned out to be not as bad…I am actually enjoying the peace and quiet!I believe that to truely enjoy a place you have to imerse yourself in the culture in one way or other!So far it has been – british pop music, doing lots of walks to enjoy the beautiful scenery and checking out the local events.

One of the things I love about living in a small town is that everything is a big deal….the town comes out with much enthusiasm for the public events! I have become an unofficial Ambassador of is beautiful county..If you love the outdoors you will definitely enjoy it! My stay has been filled with lots of what I call “culture moments” especially at work..The one thing I still do not get is British humour!!

There are have been a fair share of events in the past couple of weeks…Enjoy the picture story.

Keswick to Barrow 40 mile Walk – I am participated in the 45th K2B walk to raise money for local charities!“…The idea of walking from Keswick to Barrow originated in 1966 as a result of a statement made by the late US President, John F Kennedy to the effect that “every American should be capable of walking 50 miles a day”. At this time the first Polaris Submarine – HMS Resolution was being built at the shipyard in Barrow and several American experts were resident in the area assisting with the project..” This was a big deal for me. I have not done anything like this in my life.I walked 18 miles from Keswick to Monk Coniston.

At the 18 mile mark – Lake Coniston!!

Cartmel Races (Cartmel) – Didn’t bet on any horse…I am not a tierce fan…lol!It was fun to watch..

I could not try this…”Reverse Bunchee jumping” keh? A friend tried to convince me to go on this to no avail….lol!

It was a fun day of different games, jewelry, bags, art and craft!!

Holker Garden Festival (Cark) – Awesome floral and garden displays…”Made in Cumbria Marquee” featuring local foods, jewelry, arts and craft..and of course more shopping… I tell myself that I am giving back to the local economy….lol

Bits and pieces from the Made in Cumbria Marquee..

This has to be a Cumbrian speciality….Sheep inspired

Lots of outdoor displays..

Tesco Race for Life (Barrow in Furness) – OK, I have not seen this many people in pink!Lots of ambience as 800 women and by standers came out for 5 Km race for life…to raise money for Cancer Research UK! When I heard about this I didn’t think twice about it because I have lost family to this disease, know a few survivors and a handful who continue to battle with the disease by the day.I believe that every little counts towards finding a cure!!

My 2011 GLIN (God-Love-Invest-Network) mantra has been great soo far and I thank God..Words can’t describe it..So watch the video below..from my Afropop gospel!!

Looking forward to a fun-filled weekend.

Have a good one people…



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  1. LOL…now that's a first!No worries..We are in this "social" world!

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