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This weekend I crossed an item off my bucket list that has been there for quite a while - to visit the Lake District and more specifically Beatrix Potter's house.
I love the Beatrix potter stories, I have the tv show and movie on DVD. The sweeping landscape views in both sets have inspired me immensely to visit the area. There are two train stations accessible in the district from London, I chose to arrive at Windermere, one ofthe ...
... going on, but this soon gave way to more stable ground that was no less steep. Walking through the car park I saw the first people out walking getting ready in their cars. Nods and waves exchanged I continued around the field up to the stone cross that marked the halfway point for me between the summit and town. Beyond the next gate the path zig zagged at a very sharp angle. I was not going to be doing this without needing to stop. It was hard, i was still building ...
Rome was a big place, it had trouble managing all the turf under its nominal control. On the continent it had two natural barriers, the Rhine River from the Atlantic Ocean to half way across the continent, and the Danube River from that half-way point in the middle of Europe to the Black Sea in the east.
But there was no river to contain the good guys and keep the undesirables out across Britannia. So in the spirit of the times, ...
... the little village we immediately started exploring. Adorable little shops and cafe's set the foreground for the rolling mountains and misty trees behind them. Bright flowers lined the streets, bridges crossed over little rivers, and sheep wandered in the open fields. No wonder Wordsworth, the famous poet who grew up in this town, found so much inspiration in nature. Two of my friends and I started by sitting down for coffee in a little cafe on the ...
... were Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. I admit I got a little emotional after Penny Lane. Just so amazing to be there. Ricky was explaining how the songs are so clever because they are really just diaries from John and Paul. Penny Lane is essentially a song about what Paul saw sitting at the bus stop one day. That's it.
We went to the bus stop behind the roundabout, where the lady was selling poppies.