Monday, July 22, 2013

Long Weekend In Keswick


On Thursday morning we left home to spend the rest of our week off in Keswick in the Lake District. For those of you who know the English Lakes, you will know that more often than not the area is associated with rain, grey skies and generally unfavourable weather. This week however, that image could not have been more wrong. We arrived to clear blue skies and that’s pretty much how it stayed the whole time we were there.

Thursday afternoon we checked into our hotel and then had a wander around Keswick. We hired a motorboat for an hour and had a cruise around Derwentwater in it. The young man thoroughly enjoyed driving/sailing it around the lake. To cool down afterwards (it was late afternoon but still about 26°C) we had an ice cream in the park, then headed back to our hotel. We were staying at the Keswick Country House Hotel which I would highly recommend. We were booked in on a half board basis as it turned out to be £10 cheaper to book direct on the hotel’s website than to use or, and the deal with the hotel included an evening meal each day. So we ate in the hotel’s restaurant where we were treated to a full 3-course meal and the food was delicious.

Keswick Country House Hotel

Friday morning we enjoyed the breakfast buffet then spent the morning cycling around the lake. It is about 10 miles around it and we stopped en route for a drink and the largest scones I have ever seen. Seriously, they were about the size of my head. Delish! When we got back we had another potter around Keswick before tea. We visited the Puzzle Place which has all kinds of optical illusions on display, included an anti gravity room which just made me feel dizzy so I’m not sure how they did that, other than it having a very sloped floor.

Saturday we spent in and around Keswick, visiting the Pencil Museum amongst other things.


Georgia Rose silver flats

Sunday morning it was time to pack up our things and leave. We were headed for some friends who were having a barbeque at their house near the east coast and we stopped in Pickering for some lunch on the way across the country. We got to our friends’ house mid-afternoon and had a lovely time catching up with them and eating some barbeque fayre. We headed home around 6pm and spent the evening unpacking and getting ready for work on Monday.

Blue and white stripe top – Zara (sale)
Jeans – New Look
Silver flats – Georgia Rose (c/o Sarenza)
Silver necklace – Primark
Silver hoops – gifted
Silver cuff – M&S (free on 3 for 2)

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