I have been lucky enough to have been brought up going on holiday to the Lake District every single year with my family. It has become my second home and a place very close to my heart. I am definitely more of a country girl than a city girl. A long walk in the countryside is my ideal way to spend a day, other than in my kitchen, of course! Getting away from it all, spending some quality time with my family, breathing in all the fresh air and of course, enjoying some delicious food!
Hours spent out amongst nature also allows me to indulge in one of my favourite hobbies, photography. I won’t bombard you with too many, just enough to show you the beauty of the place, if you have yet to be lucky enough to visit.
Perhaps I feel a certain affinity with the Lake District for it is the birth place of my very favourite of all the desserts, Sticky Toffee Pudding! Our trips up to the lakes always include trips out to local cafes to sample some of their delicious treats. After all, a long walk is made all the sweeter when there is a sweet treat awaiting you at the end! One of our favourite places to go is just a short, but beautiful walk away from where we stay in Elterwater, called Chester’s By The River. The rest of the family usually go for one of their delicious salads, but I can never say no to the cakes! This trip I went for a blackberry scone and it did not disappoint! We also stopped in for breakfast before our sad journey home and I managed to be swayed away from cake for breakfast for one of their peanut butter, banana and nutella toasties. Need I say any more? I also managed to indulge my pancake cravings after a long walk over to Grasmere at Heidi’s Grasmere Lodge. The nutella smothered pancakes were just what I needed to refuel for the walk home!
Whilst on the subject of food, I just have to mention The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop! With every visit to the Lakes, there is a visit to the world famous Grasmere Gingerbread for a pack of the best Gingerbread in the world. It may be a bold claim but I believe it to be wholeheartedly true!
This was a slightly different blog post for me but I wanted to share a bit more of me with you all, I hope you enjoyed! Please let me know in the comments what you want to see from this blog! More posts like this? More recipe posts? More monthly roundups? Or something completely new? I would love to hear your thoughts…