Trendy walking gear

 

 

Over the weekend, Yasmin and I took a trip to the Lake District, Cumbria. It was more of a mother & daughter bonding weekend and that is exactly what happened! We haven’t done this for a while and it was great. Well actually, I think it must have been about six years ago since we last visited the Lakes, so we were definitely overdue!

I do think it’s important to spend quality time with your children every now and then; to enable them to feel more confidence and secure, build a stronger bond and it’s really good for your own and their emotional health. Would you agree?

We stayed in a well known stunning village, called Windermere. It’s full of restaurants and souvenir shops, plus lake Windermere is probably one of the many reasons why people come and visit this green and mountainous place. Plus, there are many other reasons why people visit this beautiful part of England. I could go on for some time! It’s so lovely and relaxing when you’re there. As soon as I see the trees, mountains and vast greenery, I forget about home, technology and the noisy traffic etc…. for me, it’s just bliss!

What was funny, was that when I made my accommodation reservation, I said I’d probably arrive by 20:00. Well, I did! I set off at approximately 17:45 and got stuck in three busy patches of busy traffic on the M6 motorway, northwards.  Plus, I stopped at the motorway services too and I couldn’t believe that I arrived at our accommodation at 20:00 on the dot! How bizarre!!

 

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I packed a few walking gear essentials i.e. walking trousers, tee shirt, walking boots, thick socks, hoodie, bag and a drink flask. They aren’t exactly colour coordinated, but I was comfortable.

 

Trendy walking gear

Yasmin and I do intend to go for walks together more often, and so I’d like to take some trendy walking gear with me next time, which will protect me from the outdoor conditions, and so I can stay looking super stylish too. Check these ideas out for inspiration:

Vibrant & trendy orange waterproof jacket – wiggle.co.uk
Grey & orange wooly neck warmer – gearforgirls.co.uk
Striped jersey longsleeved top – joules.com
Navy fitted chinos – blacks.co.uk
Patterned walking socks – blacks.co.uk
Walking boots – rei.com
Rucksack – blacks.co.uk
Drinks bottle – blacks.co.uk

Here are some pics that I took whilst in the Lake District

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Our view half way up the mountain in Grassmere.

 

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We weren’t too tired at this point, hence we’re still smiling!

 

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View of Rydal Water from the mountain. It looks so peaceful!

 

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Yasmin brought her ipad to do a bit of vlogging.

 

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When we got down to Rydal Water, we walked round the lake and headed into Grassmere village.

 

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We stopped at a café for a spot of lunch before taking a look at some of the boutique shops.

 

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Later in the evening, we walked down to Bowness, which was about a fifteen minute walk from the accommodation. We sat by the lake eating fish & chips. The view was stunning. I took more photos before the sun went down.

Here are some more photos of Bowness.

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A shy swan!

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Look at the stunning night sky! I took this photo just before we headed off to the cinema in Bowness. Aren’t the colours amazing!