If you've been following along on our Golden Anniversary trip to Britain, I've been posting in the order that we visited these delightful places. Today I want to share our day in the Lake District the town of Ambleside.
This little town is so lovely with its quaint stone houses and shops. We had visited here on our last trip to England and we decided we must return to view its charm.
Walking down the street we see the Bridge House and decide we must take a peek inside again. It's a little early so we decide to return later to the little house that stands over Stock Beck.
There are pots of lobelia and petunias and johnny jump-ups on the stairs.
We decided to visit The Armitt Museum and found it was just opening when we walked up to the door. The Armitt has a wonderful exhibit featuring the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth. Miss Potter was a member of The Armitt and gifted her copies of her little books, watercolors and her special drawings of fungi. Also she gifted her water colored Roman artifacts. The Armitt is not to be missed if you love and respect Beatrix Potter.
As most of you are aware, Beatrix Potter was an extraordinary woman! An accomplished woman that was way ahead of her time as a scientist, a farmer, a sheep breeder, an estate manager and a conservationist!
" I do not remember a time when I didn't try to invent pictures and make for myself a fairyland amongst the wild flowers, the animals, the fungi, mosses, woods and streams. " Beatrix Potter
I can just imagine Beatrix walking down this same street and passing by the Bridge House.
This narrow little charming house is now owned by the National Trust. It's sweet little window and stove are about all there is to the first level.
I find it hard to believe a family of eight lived here once! It's seen many lives over the years. From a mill to a tea room to a cobblers, to a chair maker's it has witnessed all the goings on of Ambleside. I'm so glad it has been saved for all to enjoy!
As we were walking earlier we spotted just the right spot for lunch. I hope you will join us.
With a name like this, how can we go wrong?
And the wonderful window full of bakery treats. (We chose the wonderful Bath Buns in the bottom right). What would you like?
Inside this lovely spot that specializes in all kinds of pie we both ordered the yummy chicken pie.
We actually bought the Bath Buns to take "home" with us to enjoy for breakfast tomorrow. Bath Buns are said to have originated of course in the city of Bath. They were treats that were made to give to folks visiting the Roman baths by William Oliver. Sadly the patients gained weight and he resorted to making the Bath Oliver cracker that is like a water cracker. Since we're on vacation, let's not worry about calories, okay? Besides, we need to keep our strength up for all the walking, right? ♥