Saturday, March 19, 2011

Around The World in a Day

Today I'm doing something a little different for this post. I'm joining up with Laura @ Happy Homemaker UK for her 'Around the World in a Day' party. Like me, Laura is an expat living in the UK and I was very excited when she posted about this idea.

So today I'm going to share a little bit about what makes my part of the world so special. I live in Cumbria, in the North West of England (yep, right at the top just before Scotland). This area is famous for the very beautiful Lakes District and has been my home for the last 2 years. Poet William Wordsworth lived here and wrote often of the beauty of this area.



Having come all the way from South Australia, this place is incredibly different to where I grew up with its hot, dry climate. What is similar is that Cumbria and The Lakes District feels very vast and open.

So to share a little of 'my place' with you, here are some photos I've taken since I arrived in this remote little corner of England...

(Words by William Wordsworth)


I wandered lonely as a Cloud



That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills,



When all at once I saw a crowd



A host of dancing Daffodils;



Along the Lake, beneath the trees,



Ten thousand dancing in the breeze.



I hope you enjoyed sharing a little piece of my corner of England
- Have a wonderful weekend xx


13 comments:

Life in the Country Lane said...

Have loved taking a trip and seeing more of where you are on your side of the world, since you know what mine looks like! Love the pics. Have just been catching up on your posts and love your dress you 'put together' for fashion week. Oh I envy you talented seamstresses... Hope all is well with you in the UK. Thanks for sharing some it.
Rebecca x

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I LOVE the part of England that you live in. SO beautiful and rurally romantic.

I love the way you can go from posting pictures of London Fashion Week to the English countryside, you versatile blogger, you!!

Sarahx

TexaGermaNadian said...

How gorgeous is that?! Even though it might be 'remote' I am sure it is so peaceful. Thanks for the mini tour :)
Stopped over from Around the World in a Day hop and really glad I did. Have a great Sunday!
http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! I have not been to Cumbria yet - this country is so small yet SO BIG! I love how you put your photos to WW's poem. And absolutely falling head-over-heels for the daffodils here. Do you have them in Australia too? Or is it too warm?

Thank you so much for joining my Linky Party - it wouldn't be the same without you!! XOL

Signe said...

Oh you live in a beautiful little spot of the world I must say :)

And a happy Sunday to you!

Beth said...

Before moving to Aus I lived in North Yorkshire and the Lake District is so familiar to me. It was fantastic seeing your gorgeous photos. It truly is an amazing area to explore and a place that I really miss. One of my all time favourite places ever is Ambleside and we spent a couple of days there during our last trip home. Enjoy. x

Iota said...

Wow, Australia to Cumbria. That's quite a journey! Came here from the Expat Linky Party. I LOVE Cumbria and your photos are just beautiful.

laura said...

Hi melissa, these are so breathtakingly beautiful!! the Daffodils are just super gorgeous! To see as many flowers en masse just doesnt happen very often here in australia where i live.... I love all kinds of bulb flowers really...
I hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying your spring!!
Love and hugs, laura xxx

Etcetorize said...

How beautiful! I especially love the third photo~

designchic said...

What a beautiful countryside...the daffodils make me so excited it's Spring!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A little late calling by but still recovering from joining the expat linky party! By coincidence William Wordworth got a mention on my blog post for today :) Beautiful photos.

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Ohhhh I love the poem with your fabulous photographs! It's such a gorgeous place to live - I'm not quite so far north as you but I love the fact this is on my doorstep :)

xxx

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