Standing on the outside,
looking in.
Afraid to knock
on the door in front of you.
How many times have
you stood at the threshold
but been too scared to cross?
What is it you fear?
The unknown lies ahead.
What awaits you on the other side?
Only one way to find out.
The door swings open,
Will you enter?

Lakeside and boats

The serene Lake Windermere in Cumbria is an wonderful place to visit. With boating (apparently I need the practice), shopping, excellent walks and cosy inns, with roaring log fires glowing in winter, there is no better place to be in England.  Close by is the museum of Beatrix Potter, the famous author whose books about animals living real lives caught the imagination of children and adults alike, as after all, at any age we love make believe.

It is also the home of a very dear friend. Get the wine glasses ready Melanie, I am on my way 🙂

Photographs courtesy of Ann Bowker, used with her permission.