>Ullswater –> Barnsley


I was due to come home on Monday, but my sister needed to pick up my niece at 8pm on Sunday, so I came home a day early. Had I been abroad, they would have gone back to mine for the night, and they could have done this time too if they wanted. But as I was in the country I thought it best to come home early because next time I might not be able to.

While I was away I had such a nice time I almost forgot I was supposed to be on a writer’s retreat. I did however get quite a lot done:

• outlined 8 articles
• outlined 3 reader’s letters
• outlined 1 short novel(la)
• outlined 2 novels
• read 2 research novels in a new genre
• wrote 963 words for Catch the Rainbow – not good, like wading through treacle
• wrote 2,114 words in my travel journal
• wrote 4,000 words for the blog
• uploaded, edited, referenced, re-sized 70 photographs
• started to practice my typing on a daily basis, it’s got so rubbish lately
• visited 7 places of interest + 1 orientation drive
• went on 3 walks
• had a smashing time

I had a fantastic drive home, it only took me 2½ hours, and on the way I dropped into Morrison’s to get my weekly shopping.

When I got back me and my sister caught up, then she had to go because my nephew had cadged a ride home too. Much of Sunday evening was spent uploading all my notes and pictures to the blog, to be scheduled over the next couple of weeks.

I had an early night and a nice, long, lazy lie in Monday morning, and by Tuesday was back to normal.

I hope you enjoyed your wander through the Lake District with me. My sister had such a good time too, she’s happy to cat sit again – any time. Might take you up on that, Sis.

For those that want to look at the pictures all in one go, the Photobucket album is here, the Webshots album is here (both of these have slideshow facilities too), and the Facebook album is here.

8 thoughts on “>Ullswater –> Barnsley

  1. carolwarham 4 August 2010 / 7:42 am

    >Had a wonderful time joining you on your trip to Ullswater. Many thanks


  2. Diane 4 August 2010 / 8:51 am

    >Thank you for reading about it. :o)


  3. Devon Ellington 4 August 2010 / 12:12 pm

    >You got a lot done, and it was lovely to live the trip vicariously through your photos and descriptions. Thank you.


  4. Diane 4 August 2010 / 12:23 pm

    >The Lake District is a nice place to be – peaceful, calm, inspirational. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip too.


  5. Ordinary Man 4 August 2010 / 12:38 pm

    >So the lesson learned and the moral of this story is that you need to go on more holidays. Sound pretty good to me.


  6. Diane 4 August 2010 / 12:52 pm

    >Yup. Sounds good to me too.


  7. Teresa Ashby 5 August 2010 / 7:22 am

    >I've loved reading your posts and seeing all your gorgeous photos. I want to go to the Lake District even more now than I did before. Thank you for sharing it with us.And it's fantastic that you got so much done.


  8. Diane 5 August 2010 / 9:23 am

    >I had a good time all round. Glad you enjoyed the visit.


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