2021
Hellish Cumbria Trip – Week 19 & 20

Hellish Cumbria Trip – Week 19 & 20

Hello and welcome to the weekly check-in post. How are you doing? This past couple of weeks Stewart went back to work after nearly 4 weeks off and I was kind of dreading it because I’d got used to having the help with Minnie but it actually turned out to be a lot easier when he went back to work and Minnie and I slotted back into our usual routine quite nicely and had very few paddies in the process.

I’ve not been doing anything apart from looking after and amusing Minnie, in-between sorting and packing and taking time for myself to re-coop. One thing that is worth talking about though is our trip to Cumbria this weekend just gone and let me tell you it was one hellish Cumbria trip.

Hellish Cumbria Trip

Hellish Cumbria Trip

We’d had this trip planned for a while, it’s something we’ve achieved once before in a day and so we weren’t really fussed about doing it again. I was a little more anxious and on edge, though due to having Minnie with us this time around. and after 11 hours of driving, yes, 11 hours – definitely should not have taken that long – I’ve never been more proud of how Minnie coped.

Hellish Cumbria Trip

We started off by setting off at 6 am, we expected to be in Cumbria by 10:00 to 10:30 am having a stop at the services on the way, we were making good time, that was until we had a last-minute diversion and that added an extra couple of hours onto our journey. Finally, though we made it to our destination that was Blea Tarn. It was absolutely beautiful. The weather wasn’t massively great, it was quite wet in the air but that didn’t stop me from making the most of the scenery. My brother and sisters boyfriend also climbed up a small mountainside and it definitely made the day when my brother decided to take the trickiest way down and fall on his backside.


After our little brief walk around Blea Tarn, we made our way to Windemere where we got chippy and sat and paid badminton on a small field and just let everyone blow off steam from the mass amount of driving that we’d already encountered that day.

The drive home, however, was the worst drive home possible. We wanted to keep Minnie awake as long as we could until we got home would have been ideal but then an accident had happened on the motorway and we were delayed arriving home for another couple of hours. Minnie, bless her heart, sat so patiently stuck in stationary traffic, unfortunately, though we couldn’t keep her awake, it was worth it to know we actually would have made it home having had no diversions along the way. She woke up as soon as we got home, annoyingly which you can imagine with a one-year-old didn’t bode well for a healthy bedtime for us all. Especially us adults being up since 5 am.

What did you get up to over the last couple of weeks and what do you have planned for the up and coming week? Let me know in the comments below.

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