Well spring has finally sprung here in Cumbria, so we simply had to showcase a little of our local surroundings. Luke and I have been flat out this month, toasting up all kinds of muesli goodness down at Mues HQ, but we're never afraid of seizing a sunny day.
Work hard, play hard.
So here we are: please enjoy Cumbria at it's finest.
Slipped into Narnia (Lowther Castle) as if by magic.
One of our favourite viewpoints for a sunset over the Solway and Scotland.
Post delivery performance around Crummock Water.
The perfect ride for an urgent delivery to one of our many Lake District village shops. Any excuse.
We've had a crazy week here after our BBC 2 Back to the Land airing and could definitely take a month back at the beach to unwind. Fortunately, our friend Jenny has illustrated one of her fantastic Mues Pot recipes for you to enjoy this weekend. Get your summer vibes flowing.
You can find more of Jenny's lovely artwork work here.
Mues Pot Recipe feat. The Tropical Medley
(c) Jenny Daymond Illustration
(c) Jenny Daymond Illustration
There's always an added feeling of satisfaction when the sun shines on toasting days; it means we can power our ovens via the solar panels.
Here's a few pics from a standard production day at Mues HQ.
And you can feel twice as good about that bowl of muesli, because today, Mother Nature took care of the energy bill.
Sometimes you do just have to take time to reflect on the good things in life. There's no better confirmation for the choice we've made to run a business up here in Cumbria than on days when the office closes at midday and we decide hit the Lake District fells. Here's a few choice snaps from a snowy Dollywagon Pike onto Helvellyn.
Oh and we do fell-top distribution now, so come and find us sometime.
In the words of Jack Kerouac — 'Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.'
We've had such a wild few months, Luke and I have barely had a chance to breathe. Here's a few Lakeland Mues classics from those longer, darker months.
The BBC Good Food Show
Finally got the sign up on the front of Mues HQ
Visit to GWIN Distribution LDN
I bet you can easily count up each finger a chore in urgent need to be done, but let those fingers rest on your knee for a moment whilst you lean back in that bus seat, chair or sofa and close your eyes to imagine:
What you’d like to do.
If there were no obligations or time schedules today.
I just read at school this week that the level of satisfaction we get from just visualising a great thing, can in one way exceed the joy we actually feel when we do or achieve it. So if you’re like me today, buried in papers, why not go for a quick fix-forest-experience in your head.
No question about in what District I’d go mind wandering.
Today my happy place was like a mix between geo-mapping, the Sims and Pokemon Go; bothy sleeping in the fells!
Where would you take a stroll?
September 2016 marked the formal birth of Lakeland Mues and the transition from a part-time passion to a full-time adventure. Both of us left our jobs to chase the Lake District dream and bring some treasure to the breakfast table. Cue a mass scale-up of our operations, Taste Cumbria food festival and planning our breakfast revolution. All sprinkled with the usual Lakeland magic.
The Beaut Commute.
The Castle of Classics.
The Mues Brothers posing at Taste Cumbria, Cockermouth. We a had a sublime couple of days kick-starting our breakfast revolution and met some superb characters along the way. Big shout-out to CN Events for doing such a phenomenal job organising a fantastic food festival.
Keep your eyes peeled for some big announcements in October. Our pipeline is packed.
Beauty can be deceiving, and this wildflower bouquet is definitely better off in a photo than in a vase. I brought them to a friend and the kitchen started immediately to smell like cat wee.
What a good old prank from Mother Nature.
Join co-founders Tim and Luke with their Swedish correspondent Julia as they divulge the art of experiencing the highly esteemed Muesday.