Sunday, 26 August 2012

Home Again

We just got back from a lovely two week break in Ambleside, Cumbria last night and I am feeling in need of some virtual connectivity.  So much happens in this online space in just 2 weeks - you folks have added 435 posts to my blog reader and left reams of emails for me to comment on!  Not being one who likes to miss anything, I will get to them all eventually, promise.

Our holiday was great fun and the weather was really very kind to us for the most part.  My men had their legs out in shorts for two full weeks which is more than has been possible in Northern Ireland this summer.

One of my favourite things about staying in Ambleside is our early morning walk to the Lake (Windermere) to feed the ducks.  It's just a really peaceful time of the day just before the hustle and bustle of the little holiday village gets into full flow.

The men in my life had loads of opportunity to get active and adventurous -

He got blisters on both hands on the second day doing this, but refused to let anyone else row!

At the top of Skiddaw

And, just in case you were in any doubt, my idea of adventure is ordering ice cream in a flavour other than Vanilla!  Ripping, I know!

At Bowness-on-Windermere

I knew that hubby would snap this pic of me with two pokes.  I was just holding the second one while junior put on his coat (honest)!

It was windy - hence the bad hair day!

And generally, we just had fun being a family away from our normal routines -

At Muncaster Castle

Me and my boy at the Old Bridge House, Ambleside

I also had a wee day with Di and Catherine - chatter, laughter, sunshine, friends and sewing - what more could a girl ask for?  (Borrowed the pics from Di's blog 'cos I was so busy talking I didn't take any myself!)

Ah, good times!

I did get some sewing done in the evenings, but that's for another post when I get myself organised and get through at least some of the mountain of laundry which now occupies every available surface in the utility room!


  1. Wow - what a fab holiday you have had - lovely pics xx

  2. What a wonderful holiday. So pleased you had a great time. Well deserved.

  3. Lovely pictures. Your men are sure active! Cycling, rowing. I always loved feeding ducks, and I love ice cream. Greek ice cream is very, very good!

  4. It was a great day that we had together. And it looks as though the rest of your holiday was fantastic!

  5. Very adventurous boys. Glad you had a good time. The Lake district is one of my favourite places, I spent a lot of time there as a teenager. Coming from Preston it was hard not to.

  6. so glad it was a good holiday... I find if I am "away" for too long it is just impossible to get to all the blogs ... and have a saturation point at which I give in xx

  7. The Lakes in sunshine is hard to beat. Your men look as if they enjoyed an action packed holiday. Can't wait to see what makes you completed! Di x

  8. It looks as though you had a fab time! Even a bit of sunshine to eat ice-cream in...that's amazing for the lakes!

  9. Looks like you had better weather than we did when we were there in June.

    Happy holidays!!!

  10. Looks like a fab holiday!!! Love that picture of your son rowing - such determination! Glad you got to meet up with Catherine and Di. Have never been to the Lakes - really must it looks like a great place to go.

  11. you are smiling in every photo Sarah so you really must have enjoyed your holiday


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