Friday, 21 October 2011

A Lovely Present

I have recieved a wonderful present from Grace - just to cheer me up. 

It's a 1939 edition of the Penguin Guide to the Lake District. 

It was written at a time before too many tourists and cars filled the Lake District - very quaint.  At the end of each chapter there's a little drawing of penguins on their travels. 

Although the Lake District isn't that far from us (only 86 miles from Liverpool to Ambleside according to the book) we don't tend to visit very often.  We had a wonderful holiday in Coniston a few years ago but haven't been there for a while now. 

This little book has inspired me to go and visit more often.  The place names are so delightful - Buttermere, Grisedale, Tilberthwaite and Eskdale. 

The only problem can be the weather - a bit bleak in winter - so maybe when the Spring comes!


  1. I'm glad you like it! :D xxx

  2. I'd love a copy of that book or and even earlier addition. I picture Elizabeth Bennett traveling with her family, sounds so lovely.
    Have a great day,


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