Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Lake District


We found ourselves in Near Sawrey this morning visiting Beatrix Potters home.  She had a dominating mother and at the age of 39 she found out that her little children's books had made her a wealthy woman so she was able to purchase this home & farm in the Lake District. 


Just guess who I found in her garden?  Mr. McGregor!


There was an apple tree there that was over 100 years old and the above bee box in the garden. 


We walked by a lot of Herdwick sheep that are an old variety of sheep from North England. Beatrix brought them back into popularity here. 


And here is a great name for the cottages around here "Bend or Bump".  Most places have signs to "mind your head" due to low ceilings or entryways. 

Next we headed to Hawkshead to see the National Trust Museum of her drawings.  Spectacular!


We are staying on Lake Windermere but we drove over to Lake Coniston to take a ride on the steam gondola. It was raining and cool so we did the next best thing.....


Mr. B drank Old Mans Ale and I had a glass of wine in the covered outdoor Bluebell Cafe and we watched the boats go by & the children play.  Cheers!

Word of the Day -----



....the road crew is taking out the reflector bumps in the middle of the road!  Of course!

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