Monday, 16 July 2007

A little late but here is day 3, and travelling home.....

VERY VERY picture heavy....but here goes

first off, we went to a lama farm...the shop was full of "lama"y things, and as you can see the fields were full of "lama"y things too. It was raining, but that didn't stop DD from leaping around like a "silly", and getting very excited.....the lamas? they just ignored her, they must get a lot of "sillies".
Then, we went for a walk to Aira Force Falls - god it was wet, and I discovered that my walking boots are not water proof, so I squelched up and squelched down. At the top of these water falls though is a little village called Dockray, where thank god was a hotel with a pub that didn't mind VERY wet people. Pea and Ham Soup - hhhmmmmmmm. Walking back down was like walking in a river because it was raining so hard, the path became a river....but it was warm!

So it was straight back to the B+B to get changed and get to Ambleside to buy some replacement boots, which are sooooo comfy they are like wearing slippers AND THEY ARE DRY!!! Whilst in Ambleside we found a bistro called Lucy 4's, a tapas type place, where the food os fab, and the atmosphere even better. If ever you are in Ambleside, promise you'll go, it is worth it. For those of you who listen to the Food Programme on Radio 4, Lucy was featured last week - she is taking British Christmas Cake to America.

Here she is, ready to eat!

Next day, another walk. This time on the other side of Ullswater

yes, it was wet.....again! But she is still smiling :-)

Then we drove round to Buttermere - which is fab, and on the way up saw this:

Crappy photo - it is stunning!

Last day - hurray I hear you cry. Can she really have any more photos?????????? Yes, a few more.....DD got tired - it was all that walking!
She was excited to see this though! We weren't sure if Kylie could make it, but we should have more faith in her. She got us home! And let's face it, compared to what people had going on in their homes, this was nothing!!!! And I got home to this! A few of the cards I got, and look knitting, ACTUAL KNITTING, see I do do it. I know you have seen these before, but hey I am having a busy month!
Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes, and more especially your comments on DD ;-) I keep telling myself that she is secretly pleased to be told she looks like me, that she is a very good actress, and does a good impersonation of looking pissed off about it!
And Janis - another parcel???? OMG I am bouncing with excitement!!! Now to track you down. I think I know - ponders! Ha, gotcha!!
Knicker pattern - I don't know, but they were hanging very teasingly on this stand (we think) The Fabric Colour Workshop . If anyone knows the patterns, please let me know.
NEARLY FINALLY - DH is away at the moment, so we are feasting on crappy food, and strawberries, spending quality girlie time together watching BB and the Tour. Yes there is a little BITCH here all the time I guess. Anyway he has gone away with some friends racing in Scotland. Not Bitch racing, but hosses. We have had one phone call in 3 days, so presume he isn't dead. He should be back tomorrow.
FINALLY FINALLY - It is my fancy dress party on Friday - who's coming?


Batty said...

She does look a lot like you, and that's a good thing.

Those pictures are so beautiful! I love the green lushness of it all, even though I can see how shoes that aren't waterproof can be a problem on occasion. What a fun trip!

Bezzie said...

Oh dear lord, does she KNOW You posted those car-snooze pictures of her on here? Hee hee!

Looks like a fun time!! And now I must know what Christmas Cake is. I like Christmas and I like cake. How can you go wrong?

weezalana said...

I love your pics! I so love those buildings, made of brick and stone.

And the sleepy DD pics are hilarious!

Anonymous said...

I love your photos!! Thanks for sharing your great trip. I didn't know you lived close to Scotland. I will look you up when I visit Scotland. Jody