Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Break






Break


It's been a long time since my last blog up-date, doesn't life get busy sometime, didn't mean to stay away so long but I thought I would start my up-date with a few pics of our break in the Lake District last week. I can highly recommend this area to visit, we only had a long weekend but packed so much in that it seemed a lot longer. We stayed at the Shap Wells hotel in Penrith as a base, a lovely big hotel that is set well away from anywhere having it's own 1.5 mile drive, with fields and sheep walking all over, being May each had lambs and we had to stop many times driving down to the hotel as they meandered in front of the vehicle. The Hotel also has a red squirrel sanctuary so we took along a stash of nuts to feed them.

We visited Bowness where we went on a boat around the Lake and a steam train ride to take in the views, Keswick.. which is a lovely town and was our favorite. We also visited Coniston and took a ride on a Gondola around the Lake there. For shopping we went to Kendal, it isn't a big town but big enough to have a few of the usual chain shops and have a nice lunch and on the way home we stopped at Kirkby Lonsdale (another of my favorites) and Settle in the Yorkshire Dales before arriving home late Sunday night. I did take along some bear making to do but didn't mange to get any done as we were so busy and I got a little bit behind with my bears for the Stratford Bear Fair which is on the 6th June and am now sewing my fingers off to get ready for this event. Will post a few pics of the bears soon.

Pauline

6 comments:

BumbleVee said...

How lovely it looks Pauline. So green and clean. And, what fun with new baby lambs to picci...

We seem to have had some summer a few weeks ago..and now...the temps have plummeted ... today it is a miserable rainy +9C day. Looking forward to temps. of 0C and some snow showers by Saturday...waaaaaaa.... I want to plant my little annuals...but, refuse to do so when it's still this cold. Our actual summer will be pretty short at this rate... bring on global warming say I ...... my thoughts are that we are entering another ice age.

Hey...I saw the movie Nine the other night and immediately thought of your daughter. As a matter of fact...when they interviewed some of the dancers in the "extra" stuff after the film...there was a slim blond English lass...and I was sure it was her! Although, her name turned out to be Clare ....and if I remember correctly, your daughter is Charlotte....

Pauline said...

Hi Vee, oh what a mixed lot of weather you have over there,snow for the weekend... oh no!! You might have to hold off the planting for a few weeks.

I haven't seen that Movie Nine, will have to watch out for it. It wasn't Charlotte, she is still in Suffolk, would have been a nice contract for her though.

Have a fab weekend Vee despite the weather.xx

Margarida Porto said...

Que lugar lindo, é maravilhoso.

Alicia said...

Wow, this is a wonderful place. Thank you very much for sharing these Photos with us.

Pauline said...

Hi Alicia, thanks for popping by my blog. Yes I would highly recommend a visit to the Lake District if you ever get a chance, there's a lot more than we had time to visit.

Hugs
Pauline x

Pauline said...

Hi Margarida, thank you for popping by my blog.xx