Friday 21 May 2021

How To Murder Your Husband


Yes, my husband accused me of trying to kill him when I took him on a scenic walk on our recent trip to the Lake District.

I have to admit the walk from Troutbeck Church up to Wansfell Pike and down to Ambleside and back was a tad challenging. 

But it was definitely worth the view as you can see here.

Happily, he did make it cheerfully up Orrest Head when the weather was a little kinder.

It was a minibreak of two halves. Tuesday and Wednesday were fabulous and Thursday and Friday wet.

Well you can't have everything although we did try.

We stayed at the fabulous Applegarth Villas in Windermere.

It was the third time we have stayed here and this year it was the third attempt to get there. Paul and I don't buy each other Christmas presents and instead spend the money on a little post-Christmas getaway.

After arriving on Tuesday morning we had a mooch around the shops and I scooped some bargains from the Scope Charity shop including two new Boden items - a bag and sandals - that must have come from the factory and a top and vintage skirt that had been shortened.

I wore the top when we ate out at our favourite restaurant, Francine's.

And I wore the sandals and bag when we ate in the hotel restaurant along with this Boden jumpsuit that I found on Vinted that still had the tags on.

Thursday was a washout so after a walk around the lake to watch some House Martins fly around we went to a little cinema in Bowness to watch the fabulous Oscar winner, Nomadland. 

The scenery was stunning and Frances McDormand is fabulous.

Our final dinner at the Lamplighter restaurant was just across the road from our hotel but we still got drenched.

We hadn't eaten out since December so it was a real treat to get three meals in one week. 

All lovely meals and well worth waiting for.

Friday morning we woke to yet more rain but it didn't put us off visiting the Leighton Moss RSPB sanctuary on our way home as my husband was keen to see some Marsh Harriers.

I just love the mallards.

 Easily pleased - that's me!

At least it's great weather for ducks.

See you again soon,

Jane X

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