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« Tales from Connievan :: York II | Main | Moments »

August 14, 2011


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Jeanine (MI)

I've never been to England and love seeing it throught your pictures. Thanks for sharing!


It sounds sensational Lucy. I truly loved reading about your holiday. I didnt realsie how long it was and nor did i care,.,,,,you have such a wonderful way with words it is a pleasure to read your stories. What lucky children you have, they will have the most amazing memories through your blogxxx I loved that the boats parked in the streets sent you heart aflutter:)

Clicky Needles

You can always check out UKCS http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/ for honest campsite reviews.

Looks like you had a great time.

Anne Bebbington

If you go back to Ravenglass do go on 'Lil Ratty' - the narrowgage steam railway up to Boot - the kids will absolutely love it (that's kids large and small) and the gardens at Muncaster Castle with their Birds of Prey centre are worth a visit too - my parents lived in that area for 5 years and it's a much nicer, less touristy side to The Lakes


Amazing photos as always Lucy. We're pondering investing in a caravan too and every Connivan post sways me towards it more!

If you like certifed sites and don't mind a little jaunty over the Pennines with Connivan in tow then I highly recommend Homefarm near Chorley in Lancashire:
Right near the Rivington reservoirs and Rivington Pike and Barns its a stunning little site and Christine (the owner) is really really lovely.



Good morning, I found your blog because I saw a flower cushion on Karie's Chic Creations and then meandered over to yours for he pattern. I love the rose cushion by the way and I will be making one with all my scraps - I cannot wait to do one. I have a serious passion for ancient pretty villages, we went to Glenridding on our last break and I just loved it sooo much.
Thank you for sharing.


I'll be ravelling to the UK in a couple of days. I'll be there almost a month, going from place to place by train, staying at B&Bs.
I surely hope my holiday will show me beautiful places like I've seen on your blog! It always takes my breath away to see how green the UK still is. Nothing compared to our concrete clad Flanders.


Tina, the quiet homemaker

Your post was just what I needed this morning. I was completely absorbed and it was lovely. Thanks Luce. xxxxx


Just lovely :o)


My HOME!!! I missed it so much when I saw your lovely pictures. My sister lives a minutes walk from the campsite you were staying at - pure bliss. I'm quite prepared to not go into work today here in my lovely little seaside town of St Annes and head back to my old haunt for some respite. Next time you go be sure to go to the Hazelmere Cafe in Grange for the best pies in the world (including more than 4 vege options mmmm...) at prices that make you go "really? for all that?" and Holker Hall just down the road for Farmers markets galore and homemade stuff from hand spun wool from local sheep. Love!! xxx
PS Still inspired by your colours. <3
PPS Hawkshead meh... expensive tourist trap. Try Ulverston, the festival town for some authentic south lakeland life. (wow this is sounding like a tourist borchure now)

Sylvia (in Scotland)

Your Connie-vanning trip looks like it was a fabulous break. We too were in that part of the country around the same time but in a family tent!!! Our site takes only tents and was wonderful for my two grandsons. The site (Fisherground) in Eskdale Green has a stop for the Ravenglass miniture Railway and we also visited Ravenglass and were equally delighted to find the road came to a complete halt leading onto the "beach".

Hard Knott Pass - we renamed Shall Knott Pass as we saw 2 cars give up and reverse back down - very scary to watch. The views were well worth the stomach renching turns and twists and sheer terror. Such a cheer went up in the car when we finally came through unscathed.

We are very lucky to have such a wonderfully diverse countryside in the UK.

Thank you for sharing your holiday memories - they almost reflected my own at around the same time.


Love the photo of Little B eating, bless. I've never been to the Lake District, but its definately high on the list, maybe in our own caravan one day? Thank you for a wonderful blog post, it's brightened up my morning.xx


this holiday must have been delightful! The photos are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day,


Such a delightful post! Thank you for sharing! :-) xxxx


You are SO right about crocs. How did we ever manage on holiday before them?


I stupidly had a quick check of my reader last night whilst I should have been going to sleep and couldn't resist reading you post, when I mentioned it to my husband he asked if I would read it to him (neither of us realising how long it was lol) we were entranced by it in all honesty, the simplicity of your words And time in Connievan was lovely and it made my husband who until now was firmly in the tent camping gang spend an hour (when we most definitely should have been sleeping) looking at caravans to buy and what's more he then went on to read more of your blog. You've converted him, you clever lady! Now if only your wool had the same effect he may not roll his eyes quite so much when he finds I've bought more yarn! Wishful thinking perhaps!

Claire @ Happy Elastic

It looks wonderful and makes me want a Connievan of our own even more! So pleased you had a lovely break.

Oh and secretly glad to know it's not just me and Mr J who have arguments about leaving things behind! Of course it's never my fault ;-)


I really enjoyed reading this - I felt almost transported there myself.

On those hair-raising roads, I would've been in the back with you and would've *actually* screamed. Then I would've emitted odd sounds I couldn't control after being told off for screaming. I don't do scary roads very well at all :-(


I love those kinda of vacations, unhurried, uncrowded, with simple pleasures. And of course, I love LOVE love the seaside too!


always a pleasure to read your lovely posts, NO... i am not yawning :D as a matter of fact i am quite perky now! (just got up, you accompany me often as i get in my first cuppa) i have really become fond of the idea of caravaning thru the countryside in a posh two-wheeler. some of them are just so precious, aren´t they? my fave pic has got to be lil B and his bowl o´noodles... because of illness in my lil family i havent gotten to any traveling for years now so you can imagine how special it is for me when you share your family´s adventures... warmest greetings from here, heidi

Kate C

Aww, I love this! I hope someday to have vacations like this with my own family (which the hubby and I are trying to start!). Also, I adore how you live in England and yet are still impressed by how old and "British" some of your towns are! I truly hope to visit someday. Heck, I'd jump at the chance to live over there for awhile :-)

Sandi Lee

As I have been reading this post, my daughter and I have been having a chat about people that she knows who take great delight in 'bullying' people because they think it is fun. It makes both of us feeling sad and angry that we have this element in society. But reading your post makes me feel happy because you are showing your children that the simple things in life give us a great deal of pleasure and happy memories.
x Sandi


Beautiful England. Great holiday and fun post.


Absolutely loved this post, Lucy! We watched Miss Potter (starring Renee Zellweger) recently. Beautiful movie! It sounds like the Lake District is quite the tourist spot. Anywhoo, thanks for taking us along with you on this trip...what fun!


Lucy, I really enjoyed reading this post and felt as if I was actually sharing your holiday. By the time I got to the end para I was thinking 'this lady really knows how to write - how to make the simple things in life sound incredibly exciting and memorable'. I do hope your children enjoy reading your blog when they're older. Seriously, you should think about writing a book.

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