A weekend away in the Lakes


It's upsetting to think this bank holiday is over already, though I feel like we've definetly got the most out of it. Toby and I (and Lola) decided to go to the Lake District. After a long journey (which was significantly improved by the chocolate egg Toby bought for me) we arrived at our destination - a friend's cottage by Ennerdale Lake. Whilst homely - it did not have a television. Or signal. Or internet really. The thought of this did initially terrify me, but it ended up being the best part about it. It is the only way to truly 'get away from it all'. I got through two books, Dawn Porter's 'Paper Aeroplanes', and Maggie O'Farrell's 'Instructions for a heatwave'. Both good... Dawn Porter's book was easy to get through and made me reminisce about being a teenager. And 'Instructions for a heatwave' ended up being quite addictive as you tried to figure out the Irish family's secrets. 

Around the book reading, was also the obligatory Lake District activity - walking. Another thought that terrified me. But I figured out that if Toby doesn't tell me the distance or the duration, I'm fine! It was also a perfect Instagram opportunity, the water and the mountains were a stunning combination. Lola had an amazing time, and loved some ball chasing on St Bee's beach. I think it's safe to say that she (and I) will sleep well this week...