We’re at the tale end of a long weekend- May Bank Holiday. I don’t really know the history of this holiday all I know is that in the beginning of May we get a long weekend. Some would say that for me it’s always a long weekend and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with them. The difference is that Wal is off as well and we usually try to get away for at least a day. Yesterday we drove out to the Lake District. If you EVER come to England you must must must spend a couple of days in the Lake District. It is wild and beautiful and windy and when the skies are blue- AAAAH-MAY-ZING!!! We’re hoping to make a weekend of it sometime this summer- maybe July. So because words can’t do the Lake District justice here are some photos.
Even when the sun isn’t shinning it’s still pretty darn nice.
I want to live here- isn’t it just the prettiest stone cottage you’ve ever seen? It’s in a cute little village/hamlet called Ullswater.
After we left Ullswater we headed over to Windermere. UGH! What a mistake. It was so crowded that it ruined the place. We didn’t even stop, I told Wal that I would rather go home than fight the crowds so we headed to Coniston Water instead. It was such a lovely place. We got there around 6ish and there was a bluegrass band (YA!) playing and a BBQ set up selling burgers and things. We spent some time playing around by the water and listening to the band. It was really weird listening to bluegrass in England- really unexpected but in a nice way. It reminded me of South Carolina, it’s where Wal and I met so we have some fond memories of the place.
If you want to see a few more photos just click on the first photo and it should take you to my Flickr page.