1 Aug 2010

I Meant To Send You A Post Card, Hope This Makes Up For It! x

Hi gals, sorry my post's have been a little less frequent, I decided to take a short break away, with my hubby (Ash) and recharge my bloggy batteries. We stayed in Keswick in the Lake District at the Mary Mount hotel a charming 1930s building  in the UK, featured here, visiting, Grassmere and Windermere, some of you may be familar with this area of the world. We visited the famous gingerbread house of the Lake District, which is 100 years old, the world of Beatrix Potter, Taffy Thomas's story telling house, took a boat trip into the centre of Keswick and visited the Cars to the Stars museum, I got to see Harry Potters car, lucky me! The bat mobile from the film and a gorgeous pink car from Thunderbirds!

It's great being a tourist in your own backyard and I hope my photo's make up for the postcard I would have liked to have sent you.Have a lovely week!


just outside our hotel

We pretended this boat was moored here to help us with a quick escape to our secret island!

over the bridge and far away

Famous gingerbread house 100 years old! I love the gingerbread made to a secret 100 year recipe, passed down by the talented Sarah Nelson, an amazing women who educated local children with her gingerbread alphabet letter's when her own children passed away. I wish I could send you all a piece of this delicous stuff, I buy every Christmas. More like a chewy biscuit than cake, click here Grasmere Gingerbread to find out more about the history of the shop and the lovely things they sell.

We visited the home of Taffy Thomas famous story teller, who I wanted to tell stories at my wedding, he wears an amazing coat, patch worked with character's from his tale's!

The home of Taffy Thomas famous Story Teller of the Lakes District in Cumbria.

Tea for two, at the world of Beatrix Potters- famous childrens author and illustrator, who wrote stories about and drew picture's of farm animals with human trait's many of which I have read.Hope you enjoy the model's!

Jemima Puddle duck in flight with pretty pink silk shawl and bonnet

Mr Owl having tea

wee mice having tea

One of my favourite characters from the book's Mrs Tiddywinkle washer woman for the animal's in Beatrix children's stories.

Loving the red and green Tamoshanter hat, this cute bunny is wearing, the costumes are exact copies taken from the drawing's in Beatrix Potters children's book's.

Jemima and the dashing Mr Fox!

A faithful copy of Beatrix Potters own pretty garden, that inspired her stories, complete with scarecrow!

loved the sweet potting shed and this image of carrot's

Beautiful bronze statue of a young Beatrix and her friend's

                    Sharon x x x


High Heeled Life said...

It is always good to take a little break... then you come back refreshed and with great story ideas!!! welcome back..HHL

koralee said...

So magical my friend...everything looks amazing..I am glad your time was filled with such JOY!
Did I tell you my Miss Molly is going to the UK for school in the Fall. I will miss her soooooo. But good news we are planning a trip to visit her!!! Hugs for a great day. xoxo


It really does ! Better, even. Thank you !

Seyma said...

aaawwh, it's okay as long as you're having a good time darling :) i loved every bir of this podt. the pics are so cute. it must so silent and relaxing. wish i could get away too..


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

What a beautiful,absolutely great vacation time do you has,dear Sharon;-)*
Looks SO fabulously there...
Welcom back!!!

Many warm hugs,

Third Avenue Style said...

Wow what a spectacular trip away - so beautiful. Hope you are home feeling relaxed & recharged.

Love Katie

Jeanne said...

Bloggie breaks are all well deserved and it look like you found the perfect one. Enjoy!!

Jeanne :)

Kitty M said...

Aww Sharon TAFFY THOMAS Lol! I have always wanted to visit him how funny! Looks like you had a lovely time and visited some fab sites including the Gingerbread House. I am inspired to copy and do a Lake District weekend now ... xxx

Ellen said...

great photos! wish i could go there

Alison said...

Bonjour Sharon,
Look like you and your honey had a lovely getaway! Your photos are great. We all need a little break every so often!
Have a great day,

Sher said...

What a magical lil trip you had, Sharon! I wish I could have come along too, I really adore the UK:)


Gayle said...

The photos look very interesting. Where is this again? How wonderful it must be to get to visit this place! :)

Come, follow my blog : )

Ebony said...

That is an amazingly beautiful place.

Stop by and stay a while

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Beautiful pictures. i like your blog. hope you will become a follower of mine too.


Savvy Gal said...

oh it's so beautiful. : )

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