Another Pea for another Princess

The Princess and the Pea moves closer to completion, with a comfortable (or uncomfortable) bed ready for her to sleep on.

The princess herself, is just having her hair done and will be along shortly.

Meanwhile, we had a great trip to the Lake District. We got in a couple of lovely walks, some nice food and Tom got to meet the Lake Wardens.

On the first day we walked from Bowness to Lakeside at the southern end of Lake Windermere, catching the last ferry back.

Would we get to Lakeside in time to catch the last ferry back? A taxi ride would cost little more but would be no where near as …..
We did make it, even getting to play the famous scene (sadly not caught on camera) from Titanic.
Back at Bowness.

Day two saw as jumping in the car and travelling a short distance to walk around the two lakes at Rydal – Grasmere and Rydal Water.

A view across Grasmere, on what was a beautiful sunny day with glorious blue skies.

We stopped at the Rydal Hall Tea Shop for cake and a view.

yum yumm…
The view from our little picnic table.

Before leaving on Monday morning, to return home, Tom got a chance to meet up with the Windermere Lake Wardens. This was as part of his work with HM Coastguard, the Lake Wardens look after Windermere, they operate a patrol and rescue service.

Tom got the chance to take the helm of one of the search and rescue craft.

And, bringing the blog right up to date, yesterday we visited a gallery to which I’ve never been before.¬†Oriel Ffin y Parc Gallery¬†began in 2010. They represent over forty artists, ranging from exciting young newcomers to some of the most established and successful artists currently working in Wales. Their artists are diverse in their styles and subjects, but share strong Welsh roots and connections. The gallery is set over two floors and they have a coffee shop and wine bar where you can sit, relax and contemplate the vibrancy and variety of contemporary Welsh art.

Ffin y Parc
The gallery is located within an old country hous,e where the collections are displayed to great affect.
Currently on show at Ffin y Parc, is the wonderful art of Susan Kane
Wonderful food is available in the coffee shop.


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One Reply to “Another Pea for another Princess”

  1. Dianne Marcoux says:

    What a wonderful post thanks so much for sharing your holiday and how you assemble you art, your the Best xxoo

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