Home - well almost


I thought I would post some pics of where I live. This beautiful and dramatic lake area is just 4 miles down the road from us.


My BIL (Helens hubby) came walking over here on Sunday before he picked up his daughter, my neice Amy from our home on Sunday evening. As Amy had been staying with Mark and I for the weekend and boy didn't we have fun!


BIL had taken his camera with him and had a wonderful warm dry day to walk and came back with some wonderful photos he had taken of Wasdale and the Screes, This picture above is a good one of the Screes, they are very dramatic all times of the year. Often you can still find snow tucked away in August in the top of the screes, though I don't think there is any this year as we didn't have as much snow up there this past winter.



Wasdale Lake is the deepest Lake in England and has many gory tales to tell. Its a stunning area to see and visit, though we do tend to get missed by tourists, we mostly get walkers (or crag rats as they are locally known) wandering around up here.


What else to tell - well Amy stayed with us from Friday - On Saturday Mark and I took her over to Little Sawrey which is near Hawkshead to see Beatrix Potters home - Hill Top Farm we had a great time even though it was drizzly rain, I will have a couple of photos downloaded from my camera in the next couple of days of our visit. When we got back Amy and I snuggled in our dressing gowns and watched Miss Potter on Sky movies.
On Sunday Helen came over with my nephew and we all went out for lunch in the local pub - what a great time we all had, Helen rifled through my patterns and stash and looked at all the wonderful exchanges I have received and ratched through my finishing drawer of the things I've yet to finish. We chattered all afternoon - good job Mark was at the pub watching the golf open as he would have been bored witless LOL!!! BIL collected everyone later in the evening.

Stitchy news - well I have finished Carols NRR and I am pleased with how it looks and I have now started on my seasonal exchange piece.
Picures of Carols NRR coming tomorrow with a bit of luck - time depending as I have a physio appointment tomorrow night.

Only 9 more days to go and we are off on our holidays - yippeeeeeed!

25 comments:

lena-lou said...

It was great seeing you at the weekend, you have so many nice stitchy treasures and SO many things you have done yourself. I loved looking at them all very much. I have come home feeling VERY inspired ...lets what time will allow me to do...lol ;-))
These photos are excellent of The Screes as so often they just look blacky/grey but you can really see all the colours. An awesome landscape indeed!!

Rowyn said...

Stunning photos. I think I'd be a 'crag rat' if I lived near there :0)

Vonna said...

What a beautiful set of pictures. Your homeland is gorgeous Su :)
I just bet you and Amy had a great time! And how wonderful to spend time with your sister and her family too!

xstitch.nl said...

You have an amazing 'backyard', Su. I would love to go walking there!!! Sounds like you and Amy had a wonderful time...

MiPa said...

Delurking to tell you how lucky I think you are! Wasdale is our absolute favorite spot in the Lakes. We aren't walkers--just go and sit and take a few pictures and leave again any chance we get. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face this morning. :)

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful area you live in, those pictures are just stunning! Such a beautiful part of the country

Julie said...

Gorgeous pics Su, folks will be thinking we tell fibs when we say the weather is awful here right now LOL. I watched Miss Potter too, i thoroughly enjoyed it, my kind of film.

NIKY said...

It's a beautifull area Sue, I love lake as I live side the lake too.

Lynn said...

WOW !!! What stunning views. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place Sue

Nancy said...

Breathtaking scenery. Thank you for sharing your photos.

Nancy

Karoline said...

Lovely photo's Su, thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Wow, I had no idea you lived in such a country setting - very pretty! It really must have been fun to have Amy for the weekend!

Heather said...

Thank you for the gorgeous pictures to brighten my lunch break sitting in my boring cubicle!!! I must get DH to look at them so he can plan a good itinerary for us next time we visit across the Pond!

coonie said...

Wow your pictures are wonderful!

Sally said...

Gorgeous photos Su!

Stitcher said...

What beautiful scenery

Susan said...

What beautiful pictures - absolutely stunning!

VavadesNeiges said...

it seems to be a wonderful place where you live
as you know I like so much mountains, lakes, climbing, I would love to visit one day ... huh so many projects when we'll retire ;o)))

thank-you for sharing, Su :-***

Nicki said...

Why on earth did we move to NZ when England is full of such beautiful places :) LOL! Stunning. I love the Lakes.

anne marie said...

So you have the chance to live in the lake district!
When we lived in Wilton, we spent 15 lovely days there.

Annemarie said...

Su, why would you ever want to leave for a holiday? As far as I can tell, you live smack-bam in the middle of holiday country!

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with Amy and Helen!

Margie said...

How beautiful!

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow what a beautiful area that you live in!! I have never been to your part of the world but it sure does look tempting! I love things like that with nature and lakes and green things!! You must just love living so close to something so beautiful! Great pictures!! Debby :)

anniebeez said...

What beautiful country you have there! Is this the area they are referring to in Pride and Prejudice when Lizzie is going on holiday to the "lake country"?
Can't wait to see pics of Beatrix Potter's home!

~Annie

Hazel said...

Love love love the Lakes and been to Hill top a couple of times. We're going again in August and I hope the weather picks up for us. xx

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