Believe me, Mum, not that many people read my blog. And those that do are unlikely to make the trek up north just to go for a walk up a fairly small hill.
Just how big is Nicky Nook anyway? You know compared to the other major mountains of the British Isles.
The nearest of the UK's big mountains is Scafell Pike in the Lake District. Scafell Pike is 978m high. This explains why I nearly died when I went up there with my mum years and years ago and why I did not die going up Nicky Nook.
From Nicky Nook you can see across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District. You can't see Scafell Pike but you can see some big hills.
But it wasn't.
Anyway, Nicky Nook and the hills around it loomed over my childhood in a way that Heysham Power Station didn't i.e. in a nice way. Except when I was a child I could think of nothing worse than going for a walk up a hill with my mum and dad. Actually, that should probably read 'when I was a teenager'. When you're a teenager there are better things to do than hanging around with the old folks, right kids? Yeah, whatevs.
Now that I am old I suddenly feel the urge to go walking up hills just to show that I can still do it. And before I went up north I was angsting about how I was going to counteract the inevitable over-eating that would arise from me not being at home. (Inevitable?? I can't believe I still haven't changed my over-eating mindset)
So my plan was to walk up Nicky Nook, amongst other exercise. I set off crazily early on Sunday morning, knowing that my parents would be at church and so I would need to kill some time before they got home. So I drove for 4 and a half hours to Lancashire, leapt out of my car and practically ran up Nicky Nook. Practically in every sense except for running of course. And even the speed I went up the hill left me in the state you see in that video.
It was so lovely up there that I decided I was going to try to catch the sunrise on top of Nicky Nook. I was there for 2 more days so it would make pretty good exericise on each day.
But on the next morning it was really overcast, so although I went up the hill, I didn't see the sunrise...