Our trip to The Lakes - day one.

27.2.16

The week before last we packed up the car and headed off on a little adventure in the Lake District. As I haven't been feeling well, and Paul and I don't see too much of each other due to our clashing shifts, we thought a few days away would be just the ticket. Paul's mum has a beautiful and spacious holiday home in a little village called Cark-in-Cartmel and the Pugs were welcome to come along with us too, so we headed off for a 4 night stay.

We drove up on a Tuesday afternoon and didn't do much in the evening apart from crash on the sofa with some crisps and dip, wine, and trashy telly. We wanted to be well rested for our first full day so we had a lovely relaxing evening in front of the telly and the crackling log fire.


For our first full day after filling up on cups of tea and bacon sandwiches we took the Pugs for a walk in the village to tire out their little legs and show them the sights. Lily has a poorly foot so she has to be carried quite a bit nowadays (they're no spring chickens!) but Lola had a good old stretch of the legs and a sniff of *everything*. The Pugs were free to enjoy the warmth of the cottage while we bundled up warm and headed to Kendal for a look round the shops and a spot of lunch. We went to Pumpkins Bistro for lunch hoping they had "soup and a sandwich" (they didn't disappoint) and looked round some lovely shops before stocking up on supplies to take back to the cottage for our tea (also bought Kendal Mint Cake coz it's the t*ts!)


On our way back to the cottage we stopped at Scout Scar for a short walk and to admire the views from high up. The scenery was stunning, and this place holds special memories for Paul from his childhood with his grandparents so it was really lovely for him to take me there. After making friends with a dog, taking a few photos and admiring the views we were thoroughly exhausted and our hands and faces were rather chilly, so we headed home.

Another evening in front of the fire was in order. Absolute bliss!

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14 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely first day! :)

    Renee | Lose the Road

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  2. Wow! It looks just dreamy. It's really on my list to visit in Autumn time, as I'd love to see it with all the gorgeous orange and brown leaves on the trees and floor xx
    Love Stephanie Dreams

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    1. It was stunning. I've got some photos coming up from our 2nd day and they look like we are stood against a green screen! Beautiful! x

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  3. Ah this looks like just the break away you needed!
    Sophie
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    A Story of a Girl

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    1. Definitely good for the soul! <3 x

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    1. She loves it too, the little monkey! She's always hated long walks, even more so now she's old and has a dodgy foot :) x

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  5. I love the lakes - we hope to stay for three or four nights this summer x

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    1. Can't beat a mini break! Have fun xx

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  6. Ahhhh sounds so lovely! I've never been to the lakes! I need to amend this haha ;) I've been hinting at my boyfriend for a while that I'd like to go, so fingers crossed we will visit soon! I bloody love Kendal mint cake too, and my mom has a slight obsession with it! Love your outfit as well :) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

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    1. Ah thank you! I was definitely dressing for comfort, it was ruddy freeeezing! x

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  7. That scarf looks so snuggly and amazing! x

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    1. It is - it's massive isn't it! haha xx

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