Lake District Shops and Wordsworth

It’s daughter’s 17th birthday. As you know she loves strawberries
and red and white dots. I was glad to have finished the strawberry felt mat in time.

Now to show you where I was shopping for a lot of those goodies:
Chesters at Skelwith Bridge
A little garden area outside.
With mountain views.
Inside is wonderful with lovely colourful things to buy.
Cake plates and bright bits galore.
Then in to Hawkshead ignoring the rain.
Ooo lovely felt applique!
More dots
Can you see the cup cake tea pot?
I’d love one of these French stands to put my towels on in the bathroom.
Hawkshead is a pretty market town.
With many old buildings.
The sign reads “bend or bump” above this short door.
Lake Windermere stunning pics from the air in the link.
Now we are in Grasmere. Cute seaside houses.
The walk to the church is very pretty.
Grasmere Church
The Wordsworth plot- Dorothy Wordsworth‘s grave is 2nd from the left.
William Wordsworth’s grave
Just outside the church is Sarah Nelson’s Gingerbread shop.

Green hydrangea
Lilac hydrangea.
Now we are in Ambleside. Bridge House is an icon of the town.
Can you believe that a family of 8 lived here?

For those who want a brief hstory of the area and a bit about the Romantic movement this is a good link.

I hope you enjoyed this very edited whistle stop mini tour.

Oh and yes the greyhound coats in the last pic were home made.

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