I’m writing this back on my living room sofa, after a glorious week away in the stunning Lake District with Mr M and the kids. I purposely haven’t posted any holiday pics on my blog Facebook or Instagram for two reasons: One, I’m not sure it’s a great idea to publicise when you’re going to be away from home from an extended period of time and Two, I wanted to take off the pressure and not constantly worry about blogging and sharing every moment of the holiday. I just wanted to sit back and enjoy without being bogged down with the things I “should” be doing”
Because of this decision, I had a wonderfully relaxed and chilled holiday, but I did take a lot of video and photos of our adventures which I’m sure I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks.
For our holiday, we stayed in Tyee Cottage in Burton-In-Kendal, a place we have stayed in before, about two years ago. (You can read a full review on our 2017 holiday posts)
Tyee Cottage is a beautiful, quaint little holiday home and one of the great things about re-visiting a previous holiday destination is that is really does start to feel like a home away from home.
It was a very busy week, with lots of lovely adventures, including a couple of boat rides on Lake Windermere, afternoon tea in the stunning Blackpool Tower Ballroom and a day out in the family theme park. Although we did manage to pack in lots of fun, we did also find time to chill in the cottage, playing board games and watching movies in front of the open fire.
It wasn’t completely without hiccups. Halfway through the week, somebody helped themselves to my purse out of my backpack, which caused a lot of hassle and worry as I rushed to get all of my cards cancelled while out and about. (Although it possibly did help curtail my spending for the week) .
We also had one failed day out when we arrived at a National Trust property and couldn’t find anywhere to park. From our drive-by visit, I can confirm Wray Castle looks very appealing, but I couldn’t tell you a thing about it and would struggle to recommend you visit when there is no guarantee you’ll be able to get parked. (There are other methods of reaching the castle, such as by boat, but none that don’t cost extra money)
At the end of the day thought, none of our misadventures spoiled our holiday. If anything, they just gave us some good stories to share when we got home.
Today has been one of those weird days where you wake up in one place and go to sleep in a different one and everything in between feels like a bit of a dream. I’ve been not-so-secretly dreading coming home, as I know that this first week back at work is going to be VERY stressful and hectic. Still, I do have a few things to look forward to in the next few weeks (which I’m sure you’ll hear about at great lengths later). I’ve also now got plenty to write about and share on the blog and YouTube, so I’d better get to it!
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