Such is my tardiness in publishing this post, that our trip to the Lake District feels like it happened many, many moons ago!! Ugh, what I wouldn't give to be back there now, kicking off my cosy boots after a long day and running a bath in our lovely cottage.
(Although in this endless Winter spell we're experiencing at the moment not a great deal has changed!)
It really was some of the most beautiful weather I've ever experienced in the Lakes. A lot of people love to go in the Summer, but that's just not for me. I'm all about a near-desperation to warm yourself in the closest pub, and not being able to stop walking in order to eat your sandwich because your extremities will never quite recover. That's how it should be done in my book. And that is how we did it!
Whilst I was there, I invested in a pair of Tivoli II boots from Sorel. For non-walking days I had brought my Uggs with me, but as I'm sure we have all learned the hard way, Uggs are no-ones friend when there is even a tiny chance that they come into contact with moisture. My Sorels came to the rescue - completely waterproof and the warmest boots in the world. They look pretty darn cool on too!
We stayed with Heart of the Lakes at Cobblestones cottage in Clappersgate (just outside Ambleside). I cannot recommend it enough - everything was perfect.