Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Back home again

We are just back from our lovely and relaxing countryside holiday, where we were staying with my Auntie and Uncle in the beautiful Durham Dale of Weardale. They stay in this beautiful little riverside cottage and it is always a pleasure to stay there. It always feels like you are stepping back in time and staying in a bit of a time warp, as everything is so old fashioned inside, with sloping floors and very low dark wood beamed ceilings ~ not good for a very tall husband who now has a few bumps on his head as holiday souvenirs! It is very cosy and very homely and always has a lovely roaring coal fire burning at the end of the day, which is just right for snuggling up on the sofa with a glass of wine and getting a bit dozy.

We went on some lovely countryside walks and admired all the beautiful scenery ~ we even managed to find a lovely little Fairy House.

Something looks very interesting here!

Here we are having a very well deserved rest after a long walk. You can see that we were very obviously dressed for the British Summer in wellies, waterproofs and walking boots ~ although we can't complain that much as the weather did stay mostly dry for us. I have all but given up hoping for hot summery days and now just hope instead each day that it doesn't rain!

We had a very lovely and relaxing holiday and also managed to find lots of little countryside tea rooms,which are very necessary for much eating and drinking of tea and cake ~ just what you need after a nice walk ~ although I think that I will need to walk for miles now to lose all the extra pounds gained from eating all that yummy cake! :O)


Lyn said...

Welcome home!
Glad you had a lovely relaxing holiday with lots of cake!

sally said...

What a beautiful house and lovely scenery. Sounds a perfect holiday. I love those pink boots! Welcome back!
Sally x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What a lovely post, sounds like the most idyllic holiday. Particularly cozying up on the sofa with a glass of wine.

The scenery looks wonderful.


dottydotty said...

glad you had a good time just to let you know i will be posting your swap tomorrow

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a perfect time. XX

periwinkle said...

looks like you all had a lovely time and I especially like the fairy house