Last weekend we took a day trip up to Lake Windermere and then on to Kendal, the town we originally intended to be our new home. Funny how things turn out.
We actually went up there for a shopping trip to the Lakeland store, which if you’re in America is like Bed Bath & Beyond if it was taken over by a combination of Sharper Image and Pottery Barn – a massive store filled with ingenious inventions for the home that also look beautiful. It’s easy to spend a fortune and I’m sure we did. I saw I’m sure because I let Phil pay and walked away without finding out how much it all cost. It’s better for my stress levels that way.
Anyway, once the shopping was done, we headed off to Langdale Chase, a lakeside hotel that was featured on the TV show ‘The Lakes.’ We discovered it on one of our trips home back when we lived in the States and found that you can just wander the grounds, which overlook Lake Windermere, without anyone bothering you and without spending a penny. It was breathtakingly beautiful that day. Here are some of the photos I took.
On our way back, we stopped in to visit Kendal, which was the place we stayed on our first “lets-go-back-to-England-and-just-see-what-it’s-like” trip 3 years ago. We liked it so much that here we are!
These photos were taken in the market square.
As you can see, we picked the perfect day for our trip. Tomorrow, we are planning a drive up into the Yorkshire Dales, so please keep your fingers crossed for equally good weather.