Lakes District via Lancaster to Preston UK

Lakes District via Lancaster to Preston UK

We wake up to the aroma of bacon, eggs, and Welsh home cooking.

Exploramum and Explorason – Welsh Breakfast

Our lovely hostess Cath at Brook House BnB in Windermere is making us a great breakfast, and has made me special vegetarian sausages – oh they are fantastic!
We then head to Lancaster.

Exploramum and Explorason – Lancaster Castle

I grew up in Lancaster Street all my childhood days, so wanted to pop in and see the castle.

Exploramum and Explorason – Castle skyline

Little did I know it was an old prison where executions had occurred. So we wander around. We have just missed a tour, but we don’t mind as it will scare Explorason and he gets nightmares from such things anyway.

Exploramum and Explorason – Lancaster prison

The lovely security guard showed us where to park in front of the working courts for free so we dashed around for 15 minutes and left.

Exploramum and Explorason – Lancaster castle entrance

We then drive on and have the joy of returning yet again to our friends near Preston. It is lovely to see them!

Exploramum and Explorason – friends!

We met this great family in Mexico, and now this is our 2nd time staying with them.  It is great for Explorason and for their daughter who is world-schooled to have time together too.

Exploramum and Explorason – catching up with family friends

Explorason gets some bike riding practice, thanks to their daughter’s help.

Exploramum and Explorason – Explorason rides a bike

We get to sleep in the Octagon room he built.  It is fantastic and part of the retreat properties they own which is available to rent out.

Exploramum and Explorason – The Octagon

The kids get to sleep in the Yurt.

Exploramum and Explorason – Yurt outside

With disco lights and warm carpets, they have fun. We can hear the laughter well after midnight. How wonderful it is to hear them have fun.

Exploramum and Explorason – Yurt inside

As we say goodbye the next day, we wonder where in the world we will meet up next.

Travelling is wonderful.

For those who say kids miss out. They don’t.  I make sure we get ‘kid time’, and fun as well as adult time too.

It is a great life!



If you would like to book a retreat or an event for a few days in Dicky’s Meadow,

please contact Ian on 07921159177.

It is an incredibly peaceful and serene place to gather a group of friends for a special event/retreat.

Dicky’s Meadow is located on the edge of Accrington, UK.

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