This time last week I spent 24hrs in Keswick as part of my cousin’s birthday. Although it wasn’t long, it was definitely a much needed break after a stressful Summer with lots of ups and downs. I also took the time away to stay off social media a little bit which did me the world of good.

We arrived in the early afternoon on Friday to Low Briery which is a holiday park with a mixture of caravans and log cabins to cottages and apartments. We stayed in one of the cottages which was very cute and cosy especially over looking the river. For dinner, we went to Lakeland Spice Cuisine. I went for a cheese omelette because I’m not really an Indians fan but it was nice never the less.

Saturday marked my cousins birthday but the one thing I wanted to do was go and watch the sunrise which didn’t really happen because it was too cloudy. I got up with my Aunt and we went down to Derwent Lake with the dogs. Although it was cloudy and I didn’t get to see the sunrise, it was nice to spend some quality time with her. Before heading back to the cottage, we stopped by the Co-op and picked up some pastries for breakfast – best idea ever!

The art student inside of me fancied spending some time at the Derwent Pencil Museum which to a lot of you reading this probably sounds so boring but I really enjoyed it. I got to learn about the history of the graphite pencil as well as how coloured pencils were made. I bet you didn’t know that the longest pencil is 7.91m long and is surprisingly yellow! Before I left, we went on a boat trip around Keswick. It made for some beautiful snapshots from my camera too. I definitely want to go back to Low Briery and spend some time in those camping pods as well as explore the area a little bit more with my camera.

Have you been to the pencil museum before? What’s your favourite little town in the Lake District?

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