Monday, 7 September 2015

Back to reality

Dove Cottage


Medieval carvings at Carlisle Castle

In Mr. MacGregor's garden

From the summit of Helm Crag

It's just over a week since we got back from the Lake District (where did that go?).  I was sad to leave, which is a good thing really, but I have a few pics and some lovely memories.  We stayed at Marlowe Cottage in Caldbeck and we walked alot - fell walking, lakeside walking and, well, just walking really!  There are some lovely walks around Caldbeck but we also travelled around a bit. We visited the homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, gazed at Medieval and Roman carvings in Carlisle Castle, made it to the summit of Helm Crag (which isn't a biggie - 1,329 feet - but I have a fear of heights so didn't want to be too ambitious), walked the lakeside path around Buttermere and a little of Windermere and Grasmere, visited the Beatrix Potter Gallery (which holds her original artwork) in Hawkshead, visited Acorn Bank, a fairly new National Trust acquisition and took a trip to the Theatre on the Lake (Keswick) to see The 39 Steps.  In between we ate for England but I don't seem to have put on any weight - all that walking I should think.  

On our travels we saw more sheep than people so we bought back a little flock of our own as a reminder.

So last week we were back to reality and I've worked my way through the washing.  I have managed a little hooky though - priorities and all that.  

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane xx