Saturday, 8 August 2009
The Holiday I Forgot
I was tidying up my Picasa files this morning when I realised that I'd forgottten to post the last pictures of our holiday in Cumbria in May this year. If I don't do it now, I'll have another stash to show you from Cornwall in a few weeks time. One of the places I really wanted to visit was Blackwell, an arts and crafts house overlooking Winderemere. When we visited it was a dull misty morning and I don't think shows the house's exterior looking its best. Of course I couldn't take pictures inside the house - but for anyone who likes the William Morris or arts and crafts designs - you would love this.
Have a look here for some interior shots of the house http://www.blackwell.org.uk/visitor-information-0 .
Josh, dearly wanted a boat trip and he chose Coniston for that. I was bit disappointed by the village itself......it was a bit touristy, but we did find a few nice views to share with you.
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We were lucky to have a trip on Gondola - the boat owned by The National Trust. Here she is dressed in her fashionable Union flags. Doesn't she look gorgeous?
Our last day in Cumbria meant a trip to our favourite, the loveliest of the larger lakes - Ullswater. It is always so beautiful here. That day was sunny with the sun to warm us and make us feel drowsy after our picnic but it I've seen it look equally as beautiful with the clouds rolling among the fells and the rain blowing into our faces as we climbed higher and higher into mystical fells.
An afternoon drive through lanes of rugged dry-stone walls
led us to Ambleside. Again, a bit too touristy for my tastes but we did enjoy seeing this old vehicle brightening up the scenery
Then it was back to our cottage, to spend our last cosy evening and look forward to our next visit.