The thought of a staycation in 2021 was horrifying for most of us as holidays abroad were cancelled in 2020. Unpredictable weather, high prices and overcrowding during a pandemic persuaded most of us not to bother.
Fortunately, a bit of forward planning in December meant a trip to the Lake District was something to look forward to. Leaving behind the polluted, noisy angry city for a few days was truly welcome.
We drove up the M6 in the early morning sunshine through green fields and rolling hills. I found myself taking longer, deeper breaths as if all the stress was being left behind. The plan was to meet at the Bobbin Mill in Ulverston (a number 1 attraction)