The Lakes Day Four

The weather forecast was rainy. As sensible British holiday makers we had a wet weather plan so put it in to action.

We headed off to Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter. The house is just as she left it and was where she started her writing and drawing. As a child I had the book Samuel Whiskers which to be honest scared me a bit, but I was thrilled to stand on the spot where one of the illustrations was done.

Apparently the Japanese are taught to read English by using the Peter Rabbit book which granted isn’t wordy but the language used is very dated. So when they use the word soporific I will know why! There was certainly a lot of then at the house today.

The Peter Rabbit crossing sign was a great touch

I’m glad I went but was ever so slightly underwhelmed.

From there we headed to Coniston Water and found a lovely cafe on the Lake for lunch.

We then meandered up to Bowness on Windermere passing swiftly as it was heaving with people.

At Ambleside we stopped though, had a potter about before heading back to our Pod and having chicken meatball korma with rive cooked on our stove. Gourmet cooking at its finest!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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4 Responses to The Lakes Day Four

  1. CJ says:

    Cameron was brought up on Beatrix Potter everything 🙂 He LOVED the characters!!!! loving that road sign !

  2. CJ says:

    ha ha… ‘soporific’… when the bunnies ate too much lettuce! we used to giggle at that! Its the ONE word C never forgot!

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