Monday, 10 March 2014

The Lakes


You know when you go away somewhere and come back feeling like you need another break to recover from that one!? Well that's how I feel. We got home early Sunday evening after a couple of nights away in the Lake District; a much needed break and some quality "couple time" after a horrendous year.
We stayed in a Hotel in Kendal, but visited Bowness and Keswick. We also drove through the lovely Ambleside. 

One of the things I love about Mark is that he let's me be "geeky", he'll happily come with me to museums and instead of being "blokey" about it - he joins in and takes an interest in whatever it is. We went to the Museum of Lakeland Life - where we tried Kendal Mint Cake after watching a video play out of Stuart
Peacocks 2010 Everest ascent. We spent Saturday morning at the Beatrix Potter Museum, which surprisingly we both loved - and bought the girls a present from their gift shop. We found Bakwell Tart flavoured Fudge for Osh - he loves Bakewell Tarts.

Mark then got to throw his car round the bends as we made our way up to Keswick, where I was very brave and didn't buy anything in Joules shop - even though we were both walking adverts for the company.

The Hotel had a pool and a Steam room which we made use of on Friday evening, but I am so glad that we didn't spend the whole weekend in the Hotel - we got out and about and even though I am shattered now, it was lovely seeing new places and doing things together...just the two of us.

GM
x

PS. The Health Visitor came to my Mam's house on Friday morning and Martha Grace weighs 5.29Kg...up from 5.14Kg the week before. As a result this week we have decided to cut out the night feed and see how she get's on. She didn't wake until 7am on Monday morning - but I was still awake at 3am out of habit.