This morning we were recovering from King Lachlan’s Dino Coronation while Lachlan began the day with his dino car therapy. After watching a decent amount of reverse NASCAR it was time to get the King’s Coronation Parade underway.
We were exhausted after his terrific coronation. Last night we had almost returned the house to a livable state when Super Mum received a message from a school friend who was heading to the Lake District today. A hotel was booked last night and about eight hours later we hit the road. Oh wait, not so fast, Eloise had to do Lachlan’s hair for his Coronation Parade.
We were making good time, although there was a bit of drama in the back seat when Eloise got her minutes and hours mixed up, “are we there now?” We had to stop off at the border for the kids to have a quick drive and run about.
We stopped in at Keswick again, a beautiful town in the lake district. The boys needed to check out all the outdoor shops.
The King had been cooped up for too long and was on a mission. We had to deploy the Threenager to catch him as he sprinted around all his royal fans.
After much consideration, the King ordered a house sign for our new place.
We had lost track of time between outdoor shops, lunch had to be on the go, Super Mum could not walk past the cornish pasty store.
We pushed on further south through the beautiful Lake District which was very green this time of year.
It was hot, a bizarre feeling. As this was a spontaneous getaway we had been in autopilot while packing and had thrown in the rain jackets and puddle suits but not even thought about hats. It was such a nice day and a long weekend, Windermere was packed with families. Much busier than our family trip through the Lake District last September. Lachlan had loved it in Windermere and wasted no time waking Big Sister up when we finally found a car park.
We told you, Lachlan loves the Lake District! The King did not need a second invitation.
We checked out Glebe markets to see what the locals had to offer.
The King was stuck in top gear. He was super excited to give his new dino Crocs a spin. Super Mum had to call in Eloise to help restrain him.
Jeans were a bad choice, the kids knew just the way to cool down.
In the afternoon we rendezvoused with Jess’ lovely family. It was nice seeing the kids meet each other a mere 15,000+km from home. There was a lot to catch up on.
All of a sudden, Lachlan was off again, where does he get all this energy from? It was the perfect spot to let him loose. There were frequent look-backs and giggles as the cheeky King tested his limits, he eventually got about 50m away and Eloise sprung to action again, “oh MUMMM look, not again, LACHLANNNNN, ARGHHHHH!!!”. It took her a while though due to the King’s tight turning circle.
Jess’ family were all keen for a lake cruise and we made our way up to the town while we waited for them to return.
As the King paraded up the main street on day 1 of this Coronation Parade he cleaned the town out of dino merch. Safe to say, he was a happy King.
We met up again back at the marina to wave them in. The cruise had been a success, the kids were overheating and wanted to wade in the lake, we had to keep a close eye on Lachlan so he did not go too deep, he was in a cheeky mood all day.
It was then into the prams and back through the town where we parted ways at The World of Beatrix Potter attraction. Flossy, a legendary nickname, was excited about this one. We were glad we made the spontaneous trip down it was great to meet the family and hear what they had been up to the past couple of weeks throughout the UK.
The sun was having a draining effect on the four of us, so we cracked on to the night’s accommodation. Last night Super Mum had found a wee hotel at a Services not too far out from Windermere. We were not expecting much but it was a pleasant surprise, it had an impressive view and ticked all the kids’ boxes.
The kids were desperate to get back out in the sun, run about and see Killington Reservoir.
At the Services, the King even found a couple of his ol’ mates from back home as his Royal Coronation Parade took to the skies.
After dinner, we let the kids have a final run around before bed. Wish us luck without our blackout curtains.
Back up in Scotland, “Celtic clinched their second successive Scottish Premiership title under Ange Postecoglou as Kyogo Furuhashi’s 30th goal of the season helped overcome stubborn 10-man Hearts at Tynecastle”.