We spent a lovely day in the South Lakes while avoiding too many visitors, brought out by the fine weekend weather.
Our first stop was the Halecat Estate where the resident artists had an open studio event in their workshops. Paintings, pottery, wood-turning and furniture were all on show, with the artists all on hand to answer questions.
Halecat is a beautiful, peaceful location and the gardens are just starting to become colourful as blossom and flowers emerge after a long winter.
|The Potter family outside Wray Castle
|The Potters on holiday. Beatrix, on the right, seems to enjoy the camera.
|Hardwicke Rawnsley, co-founder of the National Trust, with Beatrix - and her playful smile.