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February 19, 2009


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Marlene Bumgarner

Lucy, I just spent two delightful weeks renting a cottage in Saltaire, and I must tell you that I loved your description of your day out with your little ones.

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We used to live just down the road from Salts Mill, way back before the kiddies came along. Wonderful place.... we had many happy walks along the canal, and through the rows of terraced houses. Thanks for reminding me of it!


Oh this sounds like a great way to spend a day - and getting kids appreciating arts, crafts and antiques early on has got to be good! I have a strong urge to hop on a train and head north.....


Sounds like an idylic way to spend a day with your children. What a wonderful place. I know the feeling of having well behaved children in public places, my boys were always SO good whenever we took them out and they loved being treated as mini adults in restaurants etc (little horrors at homes sometimes!).

Loving your blog.

Sue xx


I haven't been to Saltaire for years, really must go and visit Salts Mill thanks for the reminder. However, will have to insist Twiglet holds our hands or it could be a very expensive day out!!!
I love David Hockney too, I really would like a print of his painting of Sledmere, it's gorgeous
Twiggy x


Hello Lucy! I stopped by for a look at your hexie pattern. I have been following Kar's Down Home Bliss and she has been using your pattern to make a blanket for several weeks now. I may have to try this myself. However, I really enjoyed this day trip. I have kiddos myself, one girl, one boy and the row made me chuckle. What is it about one seat on the couch that makes such a fuss!? Looks like your day trip was wonderful! Those are the memories that live on. Have a great day! Liz, USA


Hi Lucy. I discovered your lovely blog a few days ago and wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying reading about your life and thoughts, and looking at your beautiful photos. I'm looking forward to more of the same....thank you.
Saltaire looks brilliant!


Hi Lucy. Thanks for reminding me of another place I need to take my three year old - its getting to be a long list. I've only been to Salts Mill once (to see a play about clog dancing satyrs) and I'd love to go back. And since my daughter was given the Katie stories for her birthday, she loves art galleries and looking at pictures. We spent yesterday at the fair


All I can say is...what lucky children to have you as a mum Lucy. What a happier bunch of kiddies we would have in this country if all could be occupied in this way from time to time. Sounds like I need to visit Salt Mills it looks wonderful. My mum was a Bradford lass and talked about it often though it didn't look like that in her day!!. I will add it to my 'must vitit in 09' list. Hope the sun starts shining before HT ends...Eli

Shelley in SC

I was charmed by my visit with you to Salts Mill today. So fun to get to visit a new place via the web! Thanks for sharing. I'm convinced bright colors follow you around . . . begging to be photographed!


This sounds and looks like heaven! Definitely on my to do list. Thanks for enlightening me!


I have wanted to go there for ages and now I REALLY want to go after seeing your fab pictures. We spent the day today at Grizedale Forest and the sun came out and I put sunglasses on!!!

Helen Lambert

We go to Salts once a month..sometimes more...we often cycle down the tow path...and I am going tomorrow...did you find the vintage shops? and the wonderful tea shop Vicars?? There is also a little train which you can go on near the park you went to...most of my salary goes in that mill...its one of my favourite places...I cant wait to go tomorrow now....


Hi Lucy
Great place, I would enjoy that too! I love your enthusiasm for everything oh and the chairs in the diner are fun! Love Sal x
I'm not keen on the smell of lillies!

Alice C

I am afraid that we used to have the 'I am holding the hand with the ring finger' fight. Tricky because I have two hands but only one ring finger.

There...now I am feeling all nostalgic...so take comfort...one day the left-hand-side-of-the-sofa-fight will be the stuff of your family legend.

The Coffee Lady

What a wonderful trip down memory lane for me - Mr Coffee and I spent hours and hours in Salts Mill before we moved from Yorkshire. It was one of our regular haunts. The books we bought! The carrot cake we ate! They used to do the most lovely Christmas shopping evenings in the village, with live music and all kinds of wonderment.

In fact it was a good job we did move away, because Salts Mill was in danger of bankrupting us!


Looks like a great afternoon out :)


Well, first tell the Little People that we are so very proud that Mum can take them out anywhere and they behave properly and have a lovely day for it. Bravo little ones. Your Mum has brought you up right. :)

We have a few of those sofa conflicts from time to time. My peeps know that if I have to say "knock it off" more than once, Mom gets very upset. Not nice. And I give them the "EYE".

I would love to be able to pop on a train and go for a short trip for the day. Wow! That would be so awesome! And to go to a super duper neato place such a Salts Mill to boot. That would be grand. I would be like you Luce and walking up and down the streets looking at all the lovely old homes and soaking up all the history of the place. So jealous right now dear.

Thanks for the lovely pics and sharing your most wonderful outing with us all. Wish we could have been there with you. Oh the fun! :D

Toodles dear! xxxx


I wish that I could pop through your photos and spend a day in Salts Mill. Thank you for sharing it! And I am very impressed with your little ones. I don't think any of my three would have been able to resist feeling the pretty things until they were at least 10. You must be a very good Mom. :)


You had a great solution to that stormy sofa situation!

Before reading this post, I had never seen pictures of Saltaire, and know I would also have been clicking away with the camera.

Salt's Mill also seems pretty amazing, very different from anything we have around here.

Thanks for taking us along on your day out.


what lovely little houses, don,t you just want to go and peek in the windows!!! looks like you had a great day out. x


What a lovely day out. The Salt mill looks a great place to visit.


looks like a good place to visit i shall add it to my list :-) i know the feeling re a row coming on - mine were close over some little miss books being out of order ........


Dear Lucy:
I find it so cool that you can take the train to the many towns in your area. Over here in Canada people have to rely so much on a car to get to many places.My kids would think that part of the journey would be the best. Is it expensive to take the train there? I would love to visit Saltaire.What history!It sounds like a perfect day.

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