Thursday, last but one day here. The weather was a bit dull and cloudy to begin with. Sally was the one sleeping in a bit more today, which made a change from it being me that made us later getting out!
We didn't really have anything in for breakfast, so we decided to head to Cartmel and have a late breakfast/early lunch there. I remember it being a tiny place, but it was even smaller than i remembered!
In the end, we opted to have something at the home of the famous sticky toffee pudding, which now has a cafe upstairs above their shop.
Sally opted for the home made mushroom soup, i went for a ham and pickle sandwich with salad. Both were very nice indeed.
Afterwards we had a walk around the village and checked out the gift shops. We can remember buying a wooded wind chime from one of the shops the last time we were there.
Before leaving the village we went back to the village shop and got a take away sticky toffee pudding with a scoop of ice cream. It was absolutely delicious!!
We then made our way to Kendal, which seems to be the biggest town in the area. I would say that it is about the size of Leamington, it is a very picturesque town with plenty of old buildings, but despite there being a lot of shops, there really wasn't much there.
It has more than its fair share of charity shops, as do most towns now if we are honest, there were the usual suspects from the list of multiples, all the mobile phone shops etc, but not a lot to whet your appetite to part with any money.
Luckily, there was a small Marks & Spencer where we were able to top up on supplies, and then we headed back home.
Supplies were put away, and then, as the sun was now out and gracing us with its presence, we went and sat on the edge of the lake for an hour or so, and watched the world go by.
As the light changed, so did the views, the colours change on the hills, what you can see clearly alters - this truly is a view you would never tire of.
The World Cup starts tonight, and i have to admit that i am a little bit excited. I know the chances of England winning the trophy are pretty much close to zero, but that is beside the point - this is the World Cup, and for any football fan, that is something a little bit special.
So, you will have to excuse me now - kick off in the first game is but a few moments away.....