Seven months ago, when I knew we were going to have twins in the family, [...]
The LakesCreated by Jane Jackson in Jane Jackson's Blog
انقر هنا The week before, I had ‘flu’ ,well it certainly wasn’t your usual cold, spent two days in bed, hot cold, shaky the works, so was feeling pretty low and the last thing I wanted was to go away.
مرجع It has been our Ruby year and my 60th so OH thought he would surprise me and book to go to Ambleside to celebrate. He is a retired partner from a well known store and as such is still able to take advantage of using their hotels etc. They have a place in Brownsea, Odney,Lake Bala, Lexford and Ambleside and several caravans around the country. We have visited Ambleside several times in the last 30 plus years.
الأكثر شعبية وسطاء الخيارات الثنائية We set off on Sunday morning in pouring rain and wind with a 4 hour drive ahead of us, I dosed myself up took a deep breath, and sat back to watch 240 miles slip away.
تصفح حول هذا الموقع على شبكة الإنترنت The first tantalising glimpse of this magnificent landscape loomed in front of us, the sun came out just on cue and there in all their glory were the fells covered in snow. I have to admit to having a small tear in my eye, I had never seen it like that before, truly wonderful.
الطريقة الأسهل لصنع المال على الإنترنت The hotel we stay in is at the Ambleside end of Lake Windermere, and is raised slightly on a hill, with uninterrupted views of the fells and lake. It is set in its own woodland.
http://ufsverige.org/?firty=forex-halmstad-eurostop-%C3%B6ppettider&480=b0 Having settled ourselves in, we went for a stroll to stretch our legs around the grounds, in the space of 10 minutes we had been watched by a fox, disturbed a squirrel and startled 5 deer.
After a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of wine and a cosy nights sleep we awoke to a brilliant sun rise, crystal blue sky and frost.
I will never tire of sitting in bed gazing out onto the lake and the fells behind, if only I could transport it.
Those of you who are familiar with the area will know that the weather changes in a wink of an eye, so as it was so clear we drove up Kirkstone pass, where I spent a lot of time breathing in to allow other cars room to pass!
The scenery was out of this world, the zing of yellow,from the larch and the burnished copper of the beech trees, golden oaks were something to behold, an Autumn display like no other, the leaves making a tapestry carpet that crunched under foot, around Ullswater Lake, there was no-one else there just us and nature showing off its beauty. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately 9 miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 metres) wide with a maximum depth of sightly more than 60 metres (197 ft).
A walk around Grasmere where we were enveloped in the scent of wood smoke from the white walled, grey slated roofed cottages, the enticing fragrance of the famous Grasmere gingerbread being cooked and the powerful smell of pine, sheer pleasure.
After a summer of higher than average rainfall, the waterfalls, of which there are many were in full flow, cascading over rocks and crannies and streams full to bursting.
The next few days, the weather was changeable, but strangely it doesn’t seem to matter, even the rain and wind holds its own fascination as clouds scurry across the fells, the summits popping in and out of view, colours changing in every heartbeat.
The important thing to remember is to take clothes for all weather and then you are ready for anything.
So a fantastic 6 days have been and gone but the memories remain, and I would suggest that if you have never been to this beautiful part of our country, you put it in your ‘to do list’, and go as soon as you can.