Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Beatrix Part 2 & a Stinking Cold!

I didn't mean to leave it so long before posting the rest of the photos of our weekend break. Much to the amusement and relief may i add of my DH, i woke up on Sunday morning to find i had lost my voice in the night, the rest of this week i have been battling a stinking cold and coming in from work at lunch time just to go straight off to bed for a couple of hours. Finally tonight i think the worst is over, thank goodness.

Anyway, here are the promised pics - first up are some i took of Windermere, very pretty village and it was nice enough on the Saturday for us to go on a boat trip on Windermere itself, although by the end of the trip we were both chilled to the bone lol.
Love these houses right on the edge, but apparently this area was quite badly flooded the week before, you can still see that the water is quite high

This is looking towards the town
Taken while we were on the boat trip, the little orange boat caught my eye and you can just make out the snow on the hills in the background
I love the next 2 photos, it looks so peaceful, don't you think?
This is the entrance to the garden of Beatrix Potter's house, Hill Top. The garden is still set out as a very cute veggie garden
And this is Hill Top, looking every bit the English cottage
This was taken from the garden
Some bits & bobs in the garden

The path leading up to Hill Top, you reach this via the shop, which was open but unfortunately the house closes to the public from November 1st - a good excuse for another visit another time!

I remember reading somewhere that when Beatrix P died there was a stipulation in her will that no one should live in Hill Top after her death so i assume that her furnishings are still there, pity we went so late in the year i would have like to have seen inside.
A few weeks ago you will remember that in the UK we were having lots of rain and there was major flooding in many parts (including the Lake District), below is the sort of weather we had to drive home in.

Good job DH was driving, the motorway was like this until we almost reached home and I'm sorry to say that we have still had much of the same horrible damp weather since!
Because of my stinking cold and fear of stabbing myself with the needle every time i sneeze and the fact that i could not see through my streaming eyes, there hasn't been much stitching time this week. Before the bugs attacked me i did finish off another Santa and picked Zippity up from the framers, but i show you those next time.

Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments, i really do appreciate them:-)
See ya next time x


Loraine said...

So sorry to hear you've been sick! Awful indeed. I'm sure the damp weather didn't help you get better any time soon!

I absolutely love the photos! What a wonderful place to visit and enjoy. You are one lucky girl.

Take care, and hope you get some stitching time this weekend!


Kathy A. said...

Sorry that a horrible cold has got you done. Hope it is short lived.
Beautiful photos - I love the orange boat one the best

mbroider said...

Those are wonderful pics, Maggie. Was wondering what is happening with the Live Simply traveling pattern?

Take care, hope your cold is in control now!

Lois said...

What lovely pictures! Well, apart from the one driving in the rain! That really sums up what our weather has been likely lately, doesn't it. Sorry to hear about the cold, glad you're starting to feel a bit better.

Siobhán said...

What beautiful pics, Maggie! That must have been so amazing to go to BP's house.

Blergh on the rain pic! I feel your pain--it's been terrible here, too. We actually have clear days for the next few days--but that just means gray skies and a little bit of rain instead of the deluge we've been having.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Heidi said...

Seeing all this again makes me long to return soon. Yikes to the weather! That could not have been fun to drive in. I remember we went in May and there was bad rain and terrible snow storms in Scotland which was supposed to be our next stop. Needless to say, we changed our plans.

Sorry to hear you got bitten by this dreadful bug. So many are getting sick at the moment. I hope you are feeling better very soon. Keep wrapped up warm and drink lots of tea and you should be back to your stitching in no time.

Hugs and happy weekend ~

Nancy said...

Maggie your photos are beautiful! I want to live in one of the houses on the water! Hope you feel better soon.

Karan said...

Damp it was but it's still a truly beautiful place. Have had a few boat trips on Windermere & have always ended up chilled. Hope you're feeling much better now (((((hugs))))). :0)

Mylene said...

Good thoughts and best wishes for your speedy recovery.
Beautiful views! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place Windermere is. I hope you're feeling better now.

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Thanks for sharing the second part of BP with us! I hope you will recover fully soon.

Have a nice weekend!
Greetings, Carolien

Brigitte said...

Oh Maggie, I love all you pictures that you are showing here and in your last post. Looking at them makes me want to leave immediately and travel to this wonderful part of your country. Since I have seen the Beatrix potter movie I dream of visiting Hill Top. And I will ceratinly travel there one day ...
Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Lee said...

Thanks for sharing all of the photos with us. They were wonderful!

Kim B said...

Absolutely stunning! I'm so glad you took the time to share these beautiful photographs!

MysteryKnitter said...

I am sad that the cold caught you. I thought the weather was cold during your visit, but it was you who had become ill with cold. I am glad you're better, though.