BEST WESTERN Shap Wells Hotel
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Well little Willbee groupies... Willbee went to school in Grasmere today. Well we visited a tiny little school called Church of England Grasmere School. Grasmere is a town where Beatrix Potter grew up and wrote her tales of Peter Rabbit a and Jemima Puddleduck. Maybe your teachers will show you some of these little stories. As part of their learning about Beatrix Potter the students made a veggie ...
... Perfect for a walk! We go out about 1 ½ miles to a good view point. The vales below are sunny and inviting with their patchwork of stone walls and green pastures filled with sheep and cows. Up where we are is moor country. It is wet and spongy. Lots of puddles from recent rains and heather coming into bloom. We flush several flocks of birds which we think are a fairly rare black grouse. This must have been the ...
... an umbrella, the clouds clear and skudding clouds make way for sunshine and a palate of colours from white to 50 shades of grey!!! I have taken a couple of photos from the French doors of our room. I hope you can see the dramatic effect of the sky. By the way, the Comedy of Errors last night was a hoot. Real laughter out loud entertainment. Made me think that Shakespeare wrote this for the masses - good old fashioned comedy or should I say - dramatic ...
... the first pencils were strips of graphite wrapped in sheep hides. The museum is a fun romp into something I’ve always taken for granted. They even have the world largest pencil made for the Guinness Book of World Records. In WWII there really was a Q (think James Bond movies) whose job was to make "stuff" for spies. He asked the Derwent pencil company to make a pencil that could contain a map ...
... jet-boat speed record between the 1930s and 1960s. He was killed when his boat flipped in a record-breaking attempt in 1967, and his boat and body were not recovered until 2001.
After an hour or so on the beach (we could have stayed there all afternoon!) it was time to find our campsite for the night: a CL with a fantastic view. It was ...