ceej arrived on a tuesday. we left for the lake district the next morning:
learning how to drive on the left side of the rode and how to navigate the teeny-tiny roads in the countryside. we're alive. barely.
a few weeks earlier i had emailed at least twenty b&b's and lucky for us,
ashness farm had some openings for us. yes!
just as we arrived at the gate at the top of our mountain a taxi cab pulled up behind us
so i bent over to talk to the driver to enquire if he was going to the farm too...
then he pointed to the back seat, and asked "do you know these people?"
ah! there was the beautiful marte and her lovely mum!!! what a brilliant surprise indeed.
i love that we were surprised by our norwegian friends in the lake district.
best. surprise. ever.
we made the winding thirty-minute drive to see beatrix potter's farm. charming little place for sure.
while we were waiting for our entry time to the farm we stopped next door
to have cream tea. i love cream tea, and have decided to add it to my daily routine.
but i'll miss that english clotted cream. nothing compares. especially to that cornish clotted cream. mmm.
had such a good time talking with marte about her new design and life endeavors,
and was so appreciative of knitting and life advice from her sweet mum.
we spent the remainder of our day at this poet's house...more on that later.