I recently returned from a week in my second homeland. Mom and I stayed in the Lake District (Windermere and Grasmere) for the first three days. We took the public bus a lot and saw a lot of sheep-dotted countryside.
We visited Beatrix Potter’s home, Hilltop, and visited the Wordsworth Museum and Wordsworth’s Rydal Mount.
Then we headed to London for a couple of days. We spent most of our time there shopping at Harrods and Covent Garden. I made my usual pilgrimage to the building I lived in when I worked there. Ah, 50 Hogarth Road.
We spent our last day and night at Leeds Castle in Kent. There is a B and B on the castle grounds, which was lovely. It was fun to walk around the grounds after the castle had closed to the public.
The trip went by in a blink…I could have used at least another week. Alas, all vacations are too short, aren’t they?
Wow nance…those pics look like something from a travel mag. I will have to get to the lake district at some point; will need you for my guide. Did you hit any pubs? What were some of the good buys? Any funny stories? So glad you made it over there.
We did eat at some good pubs in the Lake District. Had some really good English cheese. Favorite purchase was a sheep mug (surprise).