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9 Dec 2015

A little bit about where I live


I took these pictures back in the summer but since the skies are cold and grey I wanted to take the opportunity to go back there and show you a little glimpse of the Lakes for the first time! 
I love reading posts like these because it is so interesting to see where other people live: whether they live in a tropical climate *lucky*, if they live in a city, a seaside town etc.

 I live on the outskirts of the Lake District, which means I'm not actually slap bang right in the middle of the mountains *I wish* but in a lovely historic town a bit further, well, inland. The fells stretch out for miles around! My family also live in a village nearby. It was especially meaningful for me to compose this post because we have suffered with record breaking floods so badly recently, that people have lost their homes just before Christmas time and serious accidents have occurred. We haven't been able to escape, marooned in our town with fields turned in to lakes! Our proper lakes are often huge and beautiful and include glacial ribbon lake Windermere, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Rydal, Coniston, Derwent, Ullswater and many more.

 Favourites to go: 
. Beatrix Potter Museum
. Wordsworth Dove Cottage and Museum
(I have volunteered here)
. Boat cruises across Lake Windermere
. Climb mountains Scafell pike and Helvellyn
. Aquarium of the Lakes attraction
. Townend House, Troutbeck
. So many, many more!



It's an experience living nearby Cumbria's incredible hills and lakes and I love going up there in the summer. I was able to take these pictures through the bus window, which means you are in for a treat if you ever dreamed of using road travel to get up there. There are wonderful displays of scenery from the roads. One thing I love about living up here is that the air is so fresh and clean; whenever I travel anywhere and come back the fresh air always hits me first! Along with the bleating of several happy sheep who are always knee deep in mud to welcome you home.

The only negative is the weather - we seem to attract a lot of rain and harsh winds on the west coast: our hottest days are about 22'C in the summer but we do not have many of those; our usual temperature is about 12'C throughout the seasons. This often leaves me dreaming of tropical climates - and there are also many areas where you cannot get a phone signal. Mountains don't respect the fact that you might want to get in touch quickly with someone or have internet connection. They are age old things that do not care for modern technologies and accessories because they have already stood the test of time.

The villages and towns are very pretty here: little houses made from slate, little old bridges and ancient stone walls rolling over the hills. Everything is very Lord of the Rings-esque. They are filled with flower displays, cafe's built over the rivers and we are always having one sort of festival or another! Because each town/village is usually totally secluded by fields we develop nice communities and always say 'hello' when we are out walking or on errands, which I find I cannot do in the city. These are some of my favourite things about living here.
Have you ever visited the Lake District? Thanks so much for reading! 

29 comments:

  1. Nice pictures, have a good day

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  2. Wow, these pictures are absolutely beautiful! I've never actually seen the English countryside before through the eyes of a local.

    -Alex
    A Northern Light

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    1. Ahhh thanks so much Alex! I'd love to post more, just waiting for the summer xD ♡

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  3. You live in a beautiful part of the UK! The photos are beautiful, and it a little historical town sounds like the most perfect setting to me - around nature, in a cute English town, and in a peaceful atmosphere. :) I'm sorry to hear about the floods though, it must be a hard situation to cope with for the families who have been touched. Thanks for sharing a bit more about where you live!

    Julia x
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    1. Hi Julia, thanks so much! :D the peaceful atmosphere is probably my favourite thing, except we don't have as many shops as other places do, that's why I love the city from time to time. It has such great energy! Thanks so much!! :D ♡

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  4. The pictures are really lovely and you live in a gorgeous part of the UK. :)

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  5. Such a lovely post, I felt like I was being taken on a beautiful tour! The Lake District is such a pretty place, you are so lucky to live nearby. Also I’m sorry that where you live has been affected by the flooding and sending my thoughts to you. I visited Grasmere with an art society one summer and enjoyed the scenery very much. I love your photos!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. N'awww thank you Helen, that means a lot! :D it would be awesome to take people on a tour here, I could show my favourite places! Maybe I will do it pictures in greater detail once the spring comes around. That sounds wonderful, thanks so much! ♡

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  6. That is absolutely beautiful! I live in a town, but my street is pretty rural. ie, Once on my way to school I saw a pig running across the road and didn't think anything of it, haha :) It is my dream to visit Beatrix Potter's house, as I love her work. What is it like there?
    Rosie x

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    1. Hi Rosie, thanks so much! :D haha that's great, I have seen lines of cows blocking the roads before but never any pigs! It's a beautiful place, so peaceful and meditative and beautiful in all kinds of seasons. Winter especially, so I will have to try and go soon! ♡

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  7. I'd do anything to trade places with you, it looks so beautiful.
    I do live in a tropical island but I honestly feel it has been too contaminated and destroyed by big buildings and such... I enjoy rural areas so much more!

    Ohdearmilk ✧・゜*

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    1. Awww thanks Rari! I'd love to trade places for a holiday because I miss hot weather sooo much, it's my favourite kind of weather and I get sad without the sun. Thanks so much! :D ♡

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  8. Wow, it seems almost unreal that you live near here! I live an hour away from L.A. so it's not as historic as the Lake District. It would be so cool to visit though, your pictures show it's so beautiful! :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Hehe thanks so much Samantha! LA sounds absolutely fabulous though, you are so lucky! I bet you get so much sunshine and have your own hills :D thanks so much! ♡

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  9. what a magical place. it looks gorgeous.

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  10. hey love this blog post!

    jess xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jess, I'd love to! ♡

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  11. what a beautiful place to live, I am sorry to hear about all the floods happening.

    Zeynab :)
    The Beauty Load

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    1. Thanks so much Zeynab, lets hope the rain doesn't return! Only snow please ♡

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  12. I went to Lake District couple of times and I adore the nature and how green everything looks, also the old houses! Every good place has some cons however living in a nature must be a beautiful thing!

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    1. Hi Ela, that's so great! Thanks so much, I really enjoy the company of nature and the rich landscapes nearby, it's nice to have it living free and untouched by the hand of man :D ♡

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  13. The views are incredible. I live in a quiet little suburban town on the outskirts of Birmingham and the views are vastly different! The floods are devastating, I hope that you aren't affected by it but it must be awful seeing and knowing the damage that the floods have caused - even more so when the news eventually stops talking about it as often! Lovely photos.

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    1. Wow thanks so much Winnie! :D I love going down to the West Midlands, my partner is from there and we are always going to visit his family. Birmingham is an amazing city! I love the German markets. It is, it always takes long to recover for those who have lost things thanks to the floods. Thank you for your thoughts and compliments, you have the most beautiful name! ♡

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  14. Love the Lakes, I've been many times when I was younger and always thoroughly enjoyed it! Beautiful part of the world! xxx

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  15. Wow it looks like such a beautiful place to live, I hope to visit at some point it looks lovely.


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