Monday, 19 September 2016

Mini holiday ~ part 2

To round off our mini staycation in the Lake District(part 1 here), we had to decided to go on a cruise on one of the Lakes. The heavy rain decided otherwise. Fortunately it didn't take us long to find an alternative, and we went off to nearby Grasmere to visit Dove Cottage, Wordsworth's home for a few years, and where he wrote his famous Daffodils poem.
The cottage is so, so charming from outside, and the small garden was truly gorgeous, even under the rain. Inside the cottage, sadly, was far too dark (and poky, to be honest) to take any decent photos.
We were lucky to have a really good guide talking us through some anecdotes about Wordsworth, his wife and friends, and a lot of the rooms had interesting pieces on show, such as a pair of iceskates or a ladies' embroidery kit.
The museum and shop were great, we spent most of our time there. Well, who can blame us with the deluge outside?

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