Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pictures from Cumbria

We got back from England Monday night and we're still in a fog, induced by consuming massive quantities of alcohol and food for two weeks and made worse by 24 hours of time spent in subways, trains, planes and an unexpected 7 extra hours hanging around Heathrow and Dulles airports. Whew.

And absolutely worth it! We had a great time.

Andy's sister Ginny booked a night for 6 of us in a great little B&B in a picture perfect little town in the Lake District called Keswick (pronounced "Kesick". Don't say the w). I can't wait to go back. In addition to the B&B being charming, immaculately clean and serving a kick ass brekkie, the scenery around this part of England is just magical. Huge slate mountains topped with clouds, winding streams and waterfalls tucked everywhere, flocks of sheep everywhere you look, houses made entirely of slate, inviting little pubs with roaring fires and absolutely nothing that looked familiar, which I loved!

London is a hugely fascinating city and one could easily spend a few weeks there and barely scratch the surface of the history and culture, but England is so much more than just London. So if you ever get a chance to tool around the countryside, don't miss it.


pnlkotula said...

Beautiful pictures - looks divine and relaxing - happy you're home safe and sound.

JB said...

awesome pics! I am glad you are back. XO

Anonymous said...

Oh...I want to go. I finally got my passport and now it's all about what to pick first!

susan said...

Hello Jermaine! I discovered your cooking show quite by accident and I am so glad that I "tuned in"! How fun! Take care....I look forward to future musings.....xo Susan

Janine Serresseque said...

Susie! Hi Sweetie!
I'm glad you found me. I've been a bit of a blogging slacker the last week or so. Heading into a rehearsal and performance period that doesn't end until mid May. So if you want to be a guest blogger, you are so welcome to contribute a recipe! You're a great cook!
Love you,