Daily Archives: 17 April, 2011

The Lakes

A glorious, sublime few days with Danae, Nathan, Esme and Rocco at Dale Cottage, Low Lorton in The Lake District. The 300+ mile journey was easier than I thought and quicker than going to St. Ives. Left at 10am and arrived by 4pm.

Sunday: Paddling in the stream beside the cottage and Wordworth‘s yew tree. Picnic at Crummock Water nearby where the sheep with their two lambs wander about the fields. Esme is excited about finding the Pole Star after Grumps had drawn her a diagram and in the clear skies we manage to do so.

Monday: Bowness by Lake Windermere for the Beatrix Potter museum and Grasmere for ginger biscuits.

Tuesday: Drove to Dalegarth  and caught the Eskdale railway for the 7 mile trip to Ravensglass. Then over the Hardknott Pass and the Wrynose Pass to Tarn Hows.

Wednesday: Cockermouth and Wordsworth’s house where he was born. We drive through the Honister Pass to complete the “hard drives”. Esme is sketching brilliantly and draws what she “sees”!

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sheesh

I took Louisa, Tove and Harper to King George’s hospital to have Harper’s hearing checked and by way of a treat we ate at Alan Sugar’s acquisition of the King’s Head, now renamed Sheesh. Sheesh! It is the sort of place that TOWIE people would take their mums and dads inated of the King William. Still all good fun, especially the art work.

the white room

After many years of planning the White Room is more or less finished. The fireplace is a great delight and I now speculate on what lies in the chimney breast of the Yellow Room!