A run out with Anna around the Lakes to start Sunday morning.
I say Lakes – I mean the Lake District in the broadest sense. We actually ended up on a very slow jog around a housing estate.
The purpose of the holiday by mistake was the celebration of an 80th birthday. The rest of Sunday was taken up with celebrating.
Acorn Bank outside of Penrith was chosen as the National Trust location for the party.
Joining us in our group was Barney – an eight month old over-excitable pup.
Young Barney took a bit of a liking to a field of sheep. We had something of a Fenton moment.
Anna and I looked at each other, and without any words, immediately made the Fenton reference.
Tears were running down our faces. I almost had an accident in my pants.
A rather stern National Trust type then came over to give us a good ticking off.
“I don’t find this very funny at all.”
I had to walk away through fear of following through in my Y-fronts.
We looked around a restored water mill. I was in awe of the flow of upward water engineering.
Luncheon was taken outside in the National Trust cafe.
Paid for meals from the cafe were decent. A homemade birthday cake was then slipped out from under the table.
It caught the attention of the chef.
A cake stand off then too place.
She came out to greet us and enquire about the cake.
A chorus of Happy Birthday was spontaneously launched.
I think that’s called having your cake and bloody eating it.
We headed back to Cockermouth early evening, in time to catch The Oval Test highlights once again.
I picked up a work shift very late in the day.
Big Client #1 was heavy on social content from… a Cumbrian cycling event.
A bizarre conversation then took place with the celebrating birthday type over sporting redheads.
The holiday by mistake comes to a close in the morning.