Autumn Break……….

Sometimes all it takes to re-charge the batteries is a couple of days away.

This weekend the BF and I left London behind and headed to Cumbria to visit some friends that we haven’t seen for at least a couple of years.

They live in a tiny village on the edge of the Lake Distict National Park and their house is so pretty and so welcoming that it feels like staying in a country house hotel.  Only better!

The weather was as hot as a summer day on Saturday and we wandered round the shops of Kirby Lonsdale.  A quaint town in the National Park with a surprising number of interiors shops and a breathtaking view just a short stroll through the churchyard.

Or course we stopped for refreshments.

We also visited Blackwell, a beautiful arts and crafts house on the edge of Lake Windermere.   Well worth a visit if you’re ever up that way.

Sadly I wasn’t allowed to take photographs inside but the view from the terrace was stunning.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t as kind on Sunday but it didn’t matter at all. 

Good food, a few glasses of wine and fantastic company. 

What more could you ask?



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    Lise M

    October 5, 2011

    Wow, you so deserved this! I hope you had a wonderful time and that you are ready for your next venture now.

    Talk soon!



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    Pippa Jameson

    October 4, 2011

    This looks lovely Carole x

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    October 4, 2011

    What a gorgeous place to spend a weekend! The view from that terrace is just beautiful! It’s funny, you said it was hot, but the pictures make me think beautifully, cool.

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    October 4, 2011

    Just posted about Heart Home magazine which I have finally looked through propertly, well done team, i really like it.

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      October 4, 2011

      Thanks Marga. And thanks for such a lovely post. xx

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    Swedish House

    October 4, 2011

    Hej Carole

    What a beautiful house!
    The Lake District is glorious…haven’t been for more than 25 years eek
    I need to go back soooon.
    Hope you enjoyed the rest


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