I've been looking forward to writing this blog post all week! Last Monday, I went to Windermere in the Lake district for a day out with my best friend. It took around an hour and a half to get there by train and once we arrived it was already time for some lunch. We decided to go straight to Cafe Italia - I think this is the best little cafe I have been to as the staff are really friendly, the service is great and the food is to die for. I chose to have a cheese and ham panini which was served with fresh salad and crisps and it tasted sooo good. My favourite part about lunch was definitely the cocktails. I had a strawberry daiquiri and I'm not over exaggerating when I say this.. but it was the BEST cocktail I have ever tasted! It just tasted so fresh and summery like it contained hundreds of freshly picked strawberries, I am definitely going to be trying more of their cocktails when I next visit Windermere!
After our lovely lunch, we made our way to The World of Beatrix Potter. I loved Beatrix Potter as a child (and still do) so going here brought back many childhood memories- it's such a cute little place to go if you are ever visiting the Lake District- you actually feel as if you are in Peter Rabbit's little magical world. On arrival, we were brought to a room were we watched a small introductory film about Beatrix Potter and how she formed the likes of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny whom we all love today. After that, we explored what The World of Beatrix Potter had to offer. The attraction is split into different areas (I think in chronological order of tales, not sure); Jemima Puddle-duck's woodland glade and Mr Tod's underground home, The Peter Rabbit Garden, Mrs Tiggy-winkle's Kitchen, Mr. Jeremy Fisher on his lily-pad boat, The Virtual Walk and Mr McGregor's Greenhouse and The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
|The shop is adorable so I had to buy a few things (I wanted everything)! I bought a tea|
towel which has all the Beatrix Potter characters on and two mug coasters for my kitchen.
|The lovely view of Lake Windermere on a sunny day.|
Before heading back home, we spotted a cute field which you were allowed to pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other various things from. I love doing things like this so we had to do it! We decided initially to pick strawberries, however there were not really many there (I think some greedy person took them all), so we decided to pick the raspberries instead. This was so much fun and didn't cost much at all, I think it just cost us £1.50 for our raspberries. We had to be quick harvesting them as we didn't want to miss our train home so didn't manage to fill our little basket! The raspberries were delicious- I don't know why, but things seem to taste better if you pick/grow them yourself! I love days like this, exploring new places and being in the countryside-where's your favourite place to go in summer?