Avondale Guest House
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... and where it should be kept. Since her death in 1946 the house has been kept the untouched. The house is full of original paintings Beatrix Potter has painted of the surrounding area. There is also a number of original sketches of rabbits and other animals from her books. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take any photos inside the house. We then went for a drive ...
... is also well known for being Mr Darcy's house in the Keira Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice. Once we entered the grounds there was a hold up on the road with the sheep crossing to the next paddock. We also saw some deer on the drive in. We wondered through the house looking at the artwork and a number of rooms including the main ...
Tues. Went to reghed and had look around. Rohan went to football match Carlisle United. I went Out to pub in Stainton for dinner. Wednesday, met up with family for lunch at the Sportsman inn, had a great afternoon. In the evening went to the local pub for a quiz evening. Thursday. Went on the Ullswater steamer, for a ride up the Lake. Beautiful scenery but rather chilly. Fish and chips for ...
“But the big hills up at the lake helped to make him feel that the houseboat man did not matter. The hills had been there before Captain Flint. They would be there for ever. That, somehow was comforting.”
... where I am going next will be like Wales and not accept English passes. The other down side of being remote is that there is no internet or phone signal and no TV or radio (however on a Rotary Rally there isn't really time to watch TV).
Once again I had a hectic few days, our social events included a boat trip on Windermere followed by a delicious cream tea next to the lake (and the weather was kind), supper and music in a hall ...