Return to Troutbeck

Getting ready for our second Lake District trip this year. Tomorrow we go back to Stamp Howe in Troutbeck – the third time we’ve stayed there with our daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. So I have a bag packed to the brim with art materials. We’re not staying next door to an art shop this time, but we are within minutes of dozens of inspiring sights and sites – barns, hill, stones, sheep, cottages, farms….

And not forgetting we’re within a stone’s throw of the Mortal Man pub!

I did a lot of drawing when we were there two years ago:

 ' Till the cows come home, Troutbeck'

‘ Till the cows come home, Troutbeck’

These, the farmer told me, were Ling cattle , from one of the scottish islands, though I’m ashamed to say I don’t really know where.

Towards the fells, Troutbeck

Towards the fells, Troutbeck

Mind you, it’s not all work –  this is our first breakfast, two years ago, served by Josie:

Mmm - Cumberland sausages!

Mmm – Cumberland sausages!

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