How many times have you heard someone mutter here in the UK "If it wasn't for the weather I would never leave these shores." I don't know about you but I have moaned and groaned and said as much myself more times than I have fed my children and I like to feed people, it makes me happy. But onto the real business, we live in a beautiful and compact country where within the same day you can experience so many different sights and sounds it is totally breath-taking, not to mention all the seasons within 24 hours.
This half term (a weeks school holiday in February, for you non UK readers) we had plans to holiday en mass as a family. A first for us. Location: Lake District From rural Oxfordshire, where we live in the South of England it is a 5 hour plus drive northwards. I packed lots of layers and thermals, a girl does not want to be cold. I needn't have bothered, the weather in UK during a school holiday did what it never does, it was wonderful.
So this week my five on Friday are all connected with my time this winter holiday with the Lakes, as they are affectionately known here.
|Breakfast and morning view, Hellvelyn |
is just off camera to the right
|Shrove Tuesday in the UK |
was greeted in abundance
|Each night a different tipple was |
sampled, this is the before picture!?!?
|What a British holiday without visiting a local pub, |
the chips here were to die for and so many different varieties
VIEWS ~ no words just breath taking
|The cottage we stayed in|
|The local village, a walk away|
|It may be broken, but it still had its beauty|
|We were 14 people and 2 dogs|
|Spot the small herd of deer, the following |
day we saw a herd of about 30
|What's a walking holiday without a fall? ;)|
I confess to not taking as many photographs as I would normally due to my fall and some of the Five on Friday here are a little tenuous, but I was very keen to share with you the beauty that is our country. All because today I wanted to take five minutes of my morning to share with you Five on Friday with Amy from Love Made My Home. Do go and follow the link and see what others all over the world are sharing from their corner today.
♥ Have a wonderful Friday ♥