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!