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Entries by Meg Waite Clayton from 06/2013

6 Weeks in the English Lakes: Photos and Literary Quotes

| Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel

Mac and I spent several weeks in the English Lake District -- home of poet William Wordsworth and Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter, among others -- as an escape from the empty nest left when our youngest set off for college.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #2: A Literary Map

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

If you don't know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you'll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, read this section of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

6 Weeks in the English Lakes #3: Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm

| Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel

Many people come to the English Lakes to immerse themselves in the world of Beatrix Potter. Potter visited the area as a child, and when she was engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, they planned together to move to a Lake District farm.