Sunday, 14 October 2018

We have just returned from a wonderful week in the Lake District - We stayed in a lovely cottage in the foothills of Helvellyn and the weather was very nearly perfect until Friday when we were on our way back. It was a lovely time of the year to go as the colours were stunning and there were very few tourists. It was even warm enough (just) to have a swim in Ullswater.
Tatty and Poppy trying to take a break on the way up to Glenridding Dodd with Jack still full of enthusiasm
The fells on the way to Buttermere - High Snockrigg and Robinson Fells

Doug and Jack overlooking Ullswater on the way from Howtown to Patterdale

Ullswater - One of my favourite places to swim.

View from our bedroom window

We made it to the top of Blencathra - 2.848 feet and nearly got blown off!
We came back to find that Lucy Burton had done a brilliant job looking after things at Blackgrounds. The horses are still being trained from the field as it is so mild and with the help of Sarah and Ben riding out and her Mum, Jane in the yard they did a fabulous job.
She even took Ted Thistle hunting as coming from Ireland and a bigger yard he has been a bit quiet and bored with his work - Well - That seriously lit him up!!  He LOVED it and Lucy is still recovering!
Ted Thistle before he got going...….