We went to the Christmas play at Captain Shaw's Primary Wednesday. The school has 32 children ranging in age from five to twelve. The play was hilarious. It seems that the inn keepers wife was responsible for keeping the animals out of the stable while Jesus was being born. I told Carolyn the play would be great for at home, but I'm not sure it would be as funny without the English accents.
We have ventured out in the car twice. We drove to Millom each time. The roads in this part of England were an after thought. They run between the ancient stone fences and hedges with little room for error on either side. Roads with meeting lanes of traffic are called single carriage roads and have a speed limit of 60 mph unless posted. Many of the drivers take it to the limit. There's nothing quite so scary as meeting a Lorie (large truck) on one of the narrow curves. And they don't realize they're on the wrong side of the road.
We took a side trip to the beach on Thursday. The coast line is beautiful. We went to Maine a few years back. The coast here is much like what I remember about Maine. I wouldn't just jump into the Irish Sea for a swim (very cold), but it is beautiful to look at. We hope to cross it in the spring for a trip to Ireland. There are some pictures on this website.