Sunday, 15 November 2009

Bella's 2nd Birthday



We had wonderful weather last Wednesday for Bella's 2nd birthday. This photograph shows you the Langdale Pikes in the distance and was taken on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside.  We caught the 555 bus near the Keswick War Memorial and decided to go upstairs. No one was on the back seat so we managed to get it to ourselves and it gave us magnificent views all the way. (Bella loves being on a bus and hates car travel so as it was her birthday treat we went by bus.)

Once in Ambleside we headed through the park and onto the fellside and we were not the only people that day to think it was a good idea as the place was teeming with walkers and their dogs. So plenty of sniffing and doggie introductions took place. We stopped half way along the walk and had our lunch which we had bought at Ambleside market off a lady selling cakes. Yes we had a wonderful carrot cake fresh from her stall. It was really good and Bella liked it so much she would have eaten Pete's bit too!

We  continued along the fell until we came down above White Moss just outside Grasmere and made our way along the back road to Grasmere village itself.  Once there we called in at this place and bought some gingerbread, and sat on the wall near the village green and finished our flasks of tea with the gingerbread, mmm yummy... Then we caught the next bus back to Keswick, a good day out with not too much walking to tire Bella out but full of interest and she enjoyed it. You could tell by the way she snuggled down onto the sofa in my study  and then proceeded to stretch out full length right along it so no one else could sit down that she was smug. And that is not a bad position to be in on your birthday.

3 comments:

Tess said...

Happy (belated)birthday Bella (and to Pete too - not sure when that was, but read it on one of the blogs that you celebrated it not long ago). Glad the weather held out for you chaps, pity the weather wasn't good when my relatives came up this weekend. As a result of Maia getting wet, she was treated to a new waterproof coat, and looks snug in it too.
So Bella, you find that stretching out on the study sofa helps! Don't tell Maia that, we'll never get her off the sofa! Where would we sit, apart from the floor?! At the end of the day, family pets will always come first!
Look forward to seeing the Christmas programme - if we're up to it, we hope to come along.

kira said...

A bus ride, Ambleside, Carrot Cake, Loughrigg Fell, Grasmere and Gingerbread - and at the end of the day the complete sofa for you alone? What a wonderful birthday, Bella! (Dogs and also cats are allowed to occupy the sofa on their birthdays, says my little one.)

I'm also looking forward to the Christmas programme, maybe...

But I will definitely come over on March 8th for a week. Just booked the flight.

Lyn Armstrong said...

Bella wants to thank you all for your kind birthday wishes and says that from now on the sofa is hers....