28 June 2009

Back from holiday

Our holiday started last week when we had a weekend in south Wales for a family get together as David's aunt and uncle visited the UK from Toronto, Canada and were staying with his cousin. We'd already booked our holiday in the Lake District so it was a quick dash down to Wales on Saturday, returning late Sunday (well, it was very early Monday) and later on Monday going to Grange-over-Sands staying at Bed & Breakfast accommodation there. We came back home yesterday and doing all the catching up jobs of shopping, washing, etc. today.

I'll post over the next few days with pictures of where we've been on our tour in the Lake District. I've not done any sewing during last week, but did manage to get shopping opportunities in Kendal (found a patchwork/embroidery shop there) and in Skipton, North Yorks, on the way home.For my first lot of photos, I've taken a view of Grange from the Promenade. Where's the sand, you may ask? Well the sea has receded so much that grass is now growing. This pic has been taken as a hot air balloon was seen in the distance (it's that little speck in the sky - however if you click on the picture then you can see it clearly).
The next day, Tuesday, we went to Beatrix Potter's house at Hill Top, near Lake Windermere and had to cross by ferry. The ferry may be smaller than the one we used to go on in Sandbanks, Poole, but the scene looked fairly similar with the boats moored near the lake's edge. This was also the start of the lovely weather that we enjoyed all week.
The third and fourth pics are of Beatrix Potter's house and the foxglove plant in her garden, which I could not resist taking. We were to see a lot of these flowers growing wild in the area.
Tomorrow I start a new job, still temporary, but this time I have a 6 month contract, so I should feel settled, workwise, for a while. Looking forward to it.

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