Bank Holiday

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.


  1. Jeanette
    May 4, 2009 /

    It is a beautiful spot, you’re right, we spent a day there on our travels around the UK once

  2. SCM
    May 4, 2009 /

    Looks and sounds like a lovely day.
    Lake District is fab.

  3. Sarah
    May 4, 2009 /

    I must have been to the Lake District when I was a kid, as we covered the UK with our caravan, but your pictures persuade me that I should return now that I’m an adult and paying more attention!

  4. Byrney
    May 4, 2009 /

    Looks like a great day out… Ages since I have been to the lakes, might get time at some point in the next few years lol!!

  5. May 4, 2009 /

    it looks gorgeous – I want to go there!!

  6. maria
    May 4, 2009 /

    very gorgeous! beautiful looking place!! YOU are luckier since you are closer.. imagine the heating bills for that stone cottage?? 🙂

  7. Joanne
    May 5, 2009 /

    I’ll fight you for that cottage! The Lake District is one my most favourite places in the world.

  8. May 5, 2009 /

    I would love to explore the English countryside. The beauty and history of it really interests me

  9. guilty noodles
    May 10, 2009 /

    absolutely beautiful.

  10. bubblewench
    May 20, 2009 /

    unbelieveably gorgeous GORGEOUS photos! WOw! Beautiful!