by Mark Howells-Mead
Visiting the former home of John Ruskin, near Coniston.
I love gaudiness in the U.K. at Christmas and revel in the blinking, multi-coloured tastelessness of it all. Just so long as it’s someone else’s home, not my own.
Along the lake shore path at Gwatt are homes perfect for twitchers: this area is separated from the Thunersee by large reed beds full of nesting birds.