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A Kendal staycation!

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At the last minute last weekend we decided to take a few days off and thought we’d take our children to London to see some of the sights as they’ve yet to go. As it turned out, with a number of schools still on their Easter break, everywhere was fairly booked up so we changed our plans and decided to holiday from home instead!  And we didn’t regret it one bit…

On Monday we went for a walk near Coniston, walking from Coppermines Valley up to Levers Water.  It was an absolutely glorious day, with blue skies and a fabulous view back down towards Coniston village and Coniston Water. Living in the Lakes you sometimes find you don’t walk the hills as much as you should as it’s one of those things you know you can go and do any time. On the way back, we stopped off for a drink at The Waterhead Hotel at Waterhead (on the outskirts of Ambleside), sitting in their grounds that back on to Windermere’s shore.

On Tuesday we took a couple of cruises on Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises – something that I’m ashamed to say I probably haven’t done for 20 years or so.  After carefully avoiding one of the swans at Bowness that seemed convinced that I had food to share, we headed to Rufty Tufty’s in Ambleside – a soft play centre for little ones.

And on Wednesday we went to a place I can’t really say I care for a great deal… Blackpool.  It’s only an hour or so drive away and we went to The Sandcastle Waterpark.  Putting Blackpool’s tack aside, I have to admit that our boys absolutely loved it!

When you live somewhere like here, and you’re lucky enough to have the weather that we’ve enjoyed over the past week, I guess there really is no need to go away on holiday.  It’s just a case of being disciplined enough to ignore work for a moment, forget that there’s a pile of washing building up, and just enjoy the comforts of home more.

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