Monday, 9 April 2012

Oh dear, I think I need to buy a caravan!

We've just spent a fabulous couple of days at a dear friend's family caravan. To say that the kids enjoyed it would be an absolute understatement.

From the moment I told Sophie that we were going she was counting down the days.

'That's not long' she would reply every time I told her how long it was until we set off on our mini holiday. For some reason the weather was in our favour - the road closing snow had cleared over night and there wasn't a cloud in the sky as we arrived at the pretty tea rooms and farm for ice creams.

We even managed to visit the new spring lambs and expectant mothers. I felt nothing but pity for the poor ewes trying to stay on their feet as the lambs kicked and jerked inside their swollen tummies - I remember that feeling!

We stayed on a site just oust side of Keswick in the Lake District - it was beautiful. So quiet and nestled upon a tranquil river flooded with wildlife. The perfect setting for 3 toddlers, 1 baby and 2 Mummies hoping for a couple of stress free days.

We made it to Keswick for the day - did the usual things; visited the lake, ran away from the geese, had lunch in a tea room, listened to the busker in the subway but we were pleased to return to our little quiet spot, ready for an evening of movies, popcorn and wine (for the mummies)

Now, I never thought that I'd be one for buying a caravan but how lovely it would be to have somewhere to disappear to when life at home is getting a bit boring/stressful/mundane. Who knows, maybe next time I'll be taking people to stay in my own home from home.

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