Warning: Very long, picture heavy and possibly boring post! My advice is just to scan the pretty pictures!
Well, we had an amazing holiday in the Lake District. We
stayed in my family's time share, which has an attached pool, sauna, hot
tub, steam room and spa. Although you have to pay for spa treatments,
the rest are entirely free to use if you are staying there. I have to
say, we went every single day and it was so relaxing!
Obviously I couldn't take a picture of the pool, but I found this one on the timeshare website.
The view out of the cottage was amazing. The back garden backed on to the River Leven and it was so tranquil. Plus there is a steam train which runs along the opposite bank.
Then on Monday, we tried to go to the supermarket, but
accidentally drove the wrong way down the road and ended up in Kendal!
Not that I minded, because it had a yarn store I wanted to visit. I
promise it wasn't deliberate...
which looks like an amazing place to sit and knit. Then we went to the
chocolate house, which has about 25 different types of hot chocolate, as
well as doing chocolate, cakes and ice cream sundaes
On Tuesday we went on the steam train! I was like a small child.
On Wednesday we had a day in the spa. We had a Turkish Mud Rasul,
which was hilarious. Me and the boy were covered from head to toe in
white, red and green mud, and sitting in a fake Turkish bath which was
also a steam room. I wish I could have got photos! But it was very
relaxing, and left our skin very soft, and then we sat in the outdoor
hot tub for an hour or so, which was even more relaxing.
On Thursday, we went on a historical walk around Ambleside, which is a beautiful little village.
Then we drove up to Grasmere, just to buy the most amazing gingerbread in the world. I seriously could eat it for every meal.
On Friday we went for a long, long drive attempting to find The Wool Clip in Caldbeck. Although we got very lost, there was some beautiful scenery on the way.
Then we indulged out childish side and went to Eden Ostrich World, and fed the animals.
And we played on the kiddy playground.
I also got some amazing pictures of wildlife I couldn't fit anywhere but wanted to show off!
So yes, that was my holiday. Congratulations if you got this far!