Saturday, 7 May 2016

I'm back ....

... after a great holiday.

We spent 11 days away, 9 of which were on a steam train puffing round the UK. We were with our friends L & C and Scrappy and Mr Scrappy.

We all ate wonderful food (I'm back on the diet this weekend), saw wonderful scenery and stayed in some great hotels. My favourite hotel has to be the one in the Lake District, which is right in front of Lake Windermere, and where we were lucky enough to have a suite. I wish we could have spent more than one night there. The weather was interesting and in the space of one week we had everything from snow to a positive heatwave.

One evening we were having a discussion in the bar about how something works, and as a result, we then spent some time watching this mucky video. (Ha ha, I knew you wouldn't be able to resist having a look!) On the one free day we had, Scrappy and I visited a quilt shop (surprise, surprise) but neither of us found anything we really had to bring home with us.

I should have taken photos of the steam engines, the food and the scenery, but, in my usual fashion, I forgot, sorry, but because a post should always have a picture, I am including this one.


  1. Sue, I am so glad everything worked out this time for you to have a much needed vacation! But yes you really do have to take some pictures next time, LOL When did you change your blog background? Pretty!

  2. OH, how disappointing that I have no photographs to see, and cannot travel vicariously with you!! �� One of my favorite UK spots was the Lake District; we stayed near Grassmere, if memory serves. This was back in 2006, so I've forgotten quite a bit. How lovely that you had the opportunity to take this vacation! I'm envious!

  3. Sounds like an absolutely wonderful trip. Glad you had a great time.


  4. I was beginning to wonder what you were up to. How lovely, a steamtrain holiday. I love the North Yorkshire moors one and next time on UK holiday I'd love to do the Settle to Carlisle. Just dreaming! Have a great weekend and take care.

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday.

  6. I forget pictures all the time also. I'm so glad you had a lovely time.

  7. What fun....glad you are back safe

  8. Glad you had a good time. Such a shame about the timing - one week later and the A591 would have been open again and I could have come down to Windermere. Hey ho, perhaps next year?


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