I headed up the M6 today towards the Lake District. The scenery was beautiful - the sun was shining, the sky was blue and there was snow on the mountains - shame I couldn't stop on the hard shoulder to take some photos.
I met my sister and aunt at Lowther Castle near Penrith to check out Lowther's Lavish Christmas Fair.
The stalls were laden with lavish gifts. Lavish and expensive. I would have loved to have bought myself a jacket - it was a gorgeous, velvety creation. The perfect colours and with large polka dots - what more could a girl ask for? Well maybe for the price to be a little (?) lower. I think I would have struggled to part with £75 let alone £175. Never mind.
The Castle itself looked quite splendid.
It is in the process of being restored and there are some lovely features.
Some of the stalls were in the converted stables.
There's a very nice coffee shop too.
Afterwards we headed into Penrith for lunch and to do a little bit more Christmas shopping.
A lovely day.