Stepping on the rocky top of England’s highest peak I felt only a slice of pride, after two-and-a-half-hours of climbing over rocks it was a bittersweet accomplishment with clear views and bright skies.
And then it was time for the descent and slowly, but surely, we made it back to sore thighs and whimpering up and down stairs the next day.
Spending the weekend in peaceful surroundings far from London was blissful and accomplishing the climb of Scafell Pike, was a bonus. With legs that now feel like jelly, almost unable to hold me up from the climb, there are at least images as proof that we did it.
There’s something to be said about achieving something with your body and mind because without determination achievements wouldn’t happen very often.
Here are some of the images of the idyllic Lake District and the rocky scenery of the mountain.
Cheesy Scones were one of the things a close family friend used to make and her home always was a place of comfort. While us kids would run around the yard and enjoy her country home she would always have baked goods that I still think of fondly even now.
When she sadly passed away a few years ago I thought about these scones, one of the things she made better than anyone else I’d ever met. Her love and smile went into making and serving these and I always delighted to gobble them up.
Cheesy Cheddar Scones
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons corn flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
135ml sparkling water
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup for toppings
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F and greaseproof a baking tray.
Place the flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir to combine.
Remove and allow to cool for five minutes before turning over onto a plate and cooling fully.
Serve warm with a little butter.