Sunday, 7 June 2009

I Think I've Died and Gone to Heaven Part 1

I've been trying to find the time to do a new post but things have conspired against me! We had a wonderful week's holiday only to come home to a building site (well almost). Whilst we were away electricians came in to re-wire the house and although it was wonderful to be out of the way whilst the work was done, I've been fighting a battle against plaster dust this week, plus all the washing and ironing that the holiday created. We took so many pictures that I'm going to have to blog the holiday in several instalments (sorry to bore you all folks).

We had a fantastic holiday. When we turned up the lane to the cottage we were treated to the sight of beautiful lakeland fells and then had to finish our journey half a mile down a rough track,

past the bastle house,

to the sort of cottage we all have dreams about.

Waiting to greet us were these little ladies and their friends. They look sweet and innocent but believe me they were not. Any whiff of a peanut butter sandwich and they would snatch it out of your hand like a mugger takes a handbag!

Honey on the other hand was happy just so long as would throw sticks for her to collect. She loved jumping into the stream at the bottom of the garden to find any stray sticks that had found their way over the garden fence and was always quite considerate as to where she would shake herself to dry off her fur.

And these neighbours were no trouble at all. Although, I expect Mum wonders where they are, as they have escaped their field to find more lush greenery to eat.

It was lovely to have a pasta supper in this sweet little kitchen,

even though we did have an audience whilst we ate.

Josh loved his little bedroom

as I loved my slighter bigger one.

It was just the place for a relaxing read.

I can't tell you how it felt to wake up to this view in the morning

and how wonderful the sound of this stream was as I lay in bed with my early morning cuppa. What a contrast to the sounds of a suburban street.

Well, it's taken ages for all of those pictures to upload and I've only shared half of day one with you. Sorry folks, but I'll be making you suffer some more holiday pics just as soon as I've caught up with clearing that blessed plaster dust!


Tracey said...

How lucky are you?! What a fantastic place, the weather looked lovely too!
Tracey xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

WOW! that looks so idyllic. How wonderful to wake up with that view. And those lambs are just too cute. The cottage looks so pretty.

You couldnt possibly bore us with pictures like this! look forward to the next installment.


Pipany said...

Hurray, you're back! Gorgeous pictures of the most beautiful place and isn't it just lovely when you find the cottage lives up to your expectations? Looking forward to more please! x

jo said...

I'm still dreaming after reading your post. It looks so beautiful, how lucky you were staying in a place like that. Hurry up with the next lot of photos.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's gorgeous! Hens are cheeky little things aren't they?
Looking forward to seeing more photos.


Sal said...

What a fabulous place to stay.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday reading too ;-)

Simone said...

What an idyllic cottage and location. You have taken some wonderful photos, especially the hens at the window! I love the little lambs too.

Scattie said...

The cottage is beautiful. The cheeky chickens are adorable! I am looking forward to seeing some more photo's!
Thank you for visiting my blog!:-)
Big Hugs, Bethxx

MelMel said...

Hello...lokks amazing, good weather?
Such a sweet cootage and stunning views!xxx

Alchamillamolly said...

Are we getting a link to this cottage - I want to go there - now!!!

LissyLou said...

sooo gorgeous, lucky you x

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous cottage it looks super; look forward to reading more about your stay there:) Thanks for visiting my blog - to answer your question - yes, I have read the Morville Hours and it is a wonderful book:)

lou said...

What a beautiful place, if all your pictures are as gorgeous as them I can’t wait to see more.

I loved the pictures of the chickens!

Love Lou xxx

Devon Dumpling said...

What a lovely cottage! x

nimblejacks said...

oooh lovely is there any chance you could send me the details of it? We're holidaying here this year but a weekend away at some point would be fab and it looks gorgeous! Lucky youxx

louise said...

This cottage and residents would suit me just fine too. I can just imagine the wonderful time you would have had spent here. I don't envy you the plaster dust and suitcases of dirty washing though! x

Pom Pom said...

Your photos are delightful! Thank you for the glimpse!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What a lovely cottage and the kitchen, I could feel so at home there. Love all of your photographic record.