Wandering lonely towards the clouds…..


Wandering lonely towards the clouds.....

I love being on holiday…don’t get me wrong…but I could do with just staying put for a while…we have had fantastic times the last month in Spain then Burgundy…now tomorrow we are off to the Lake District for a large family gathering that occurs every 2 years in August. I know I will enjoy it when I get there – and I love the challenge of cooking for 15 people every evening – the house we are staying in has a fantastic looking kitchen – can’t wait for that. Hey..I am going to stop with the moaning…I’m lucky to be able to do all this…there will come a day when I can’t so let’s make the most eh! And I know fine well that when I am back to work I will be pining for these days. I am also a big fan of romantic poetry and especially of William Wordsworth – I always pack his poetry and biographies when I go to the Lakes – I feel near him.

The food up there is also fantastic and I especially love going to a family run store in Windermere called Booth’s. I have sorted out the menus for the next 7 nights – and I shopped til I almost dropped this morning. The car will be low sprung when we set off tomorrow! I love the challenge of feeding everyone for about £5 a night including antipasti and cheese boards. I will wi fi permitting try and share what I cook with you all over the next week. Much of it will be familiar to you, but hopefully the photos and atmosphere will entertain.

Tonight I knocked up a very tangy Thai chicken curry – lots of coriander and lemon grass and green chillis. So simple and seemingly cooked in every kitchen these days on a regular basis. Car is packed now and only the fresh food to go in tomorrow morning. Poached eggs and black pudding for breakfast on the morrow then we will hit the high road. I hope you all have a fine and dandy week. Will be in touch here soon!

English: English poet William Wordsworth

English: English poet William Wordsworth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

18 thoughts on “Wandering lonely towards the clouds…..

  1. That sounds like bliss Keith,the Lakes and cooking for a multitude is my idea of heaven..I always used to have a holiday “toolbox” full of little packs of herbs and spices and favourite gadgets to travel with…even for gourmet camping!…sadly Davids health no longer permits getting away from it all….so enjoy every minute and cook up lots of memories!


  2. Have a great time, beautiful, beautiful area! Spent a memorable night wild camping there, right on the side of Stickle Tarn. And went swimming at dawn in one of the freezing cold river pools there.
    My absolute favourite way to spend a weekend is doing exactly what you are doing, and renting a country house with friends or family, or just my man. Long countryside walks, or sightseeing, then back to the house to cook amazing food, all eating together, talking and having a few glasses of wine. Perfect!
    Love the blog btw!
    Jane x


    • Thanks so much for your words – glad you like my blog. That’s why I write – to entertain. Yes, I love the sound of your wild camping – not brave enough for the cold pools though!


  3. your upcoming vacation sounds downright idyllic! Lucky you and have a lovely time. (cooking for 15 people every evening? Interesting, look forward to the menu details) Bon Vacance!


  4. What a fantastic sounding little vacation. Cooking for fifteen on such a budget sounds fantastic, looks like your kin are in for a treat. The curry looks fantastic.


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