We loaded the van and headed over to England, staying in a lodge at Pine Lake Resort with my parents for a week.
The resort is at Carnforth, Lancashire which I hadn't appreciated was quite so close to the border with Cumbria.
A laid back and relaxed holiday was needed by all 5 of us and that is exactly what we achieved - surprisingly we didn't even finish a whole bottle of Pimms.
I had researched wool and craft shops before going so Mum, Ann and I headed out to find the yarn for me to crochet her Christmas present with. Bombing around the country lanes we found ourselves in Arnside, home of White Rabbit - a tiny but amazing shop crammed with exotic yarns. Mum settled on a beautiful 100% Merino lace weight in soft grey and lilac for her shawl.
On Weds we had our busiest day when we headed to Oswaldtwistle Mills for a 3 course lunch and show.
The food was good and local - Hotpot (albeit with a pastry crust rather than spuds on top), raw onion and red cabbage in vinegar and black peas.
Apart from a little swimming,Indian head massages and a bit more yarn shopping it was a very quiet holiday.