I am having a post-vacation syndrome. I wished that the honeymoon would go on and on and on. Yea, in my dreams.
It is never enough to spend quality time with my hubby. Now that I am back to my hectic schedule, I am missing those honeymoon days.
Having said that, we had an incredible honeymoon despite losing our baggage due to the airline’s mistake. We were fortunate to have a few essentials packed in our carry-on suitcases. Emirates had a faulty computer system on the day we departed from KLIA, and during our transit in Singapore’s Changi Airport, our suitcases were left behind. Hence, we had to do some shopping at Old Trafford Shopping Center after the big mess in Manchester Airport.
Shopping in UK is expensive due to the bad conversion of MYR to GBP. GBP 1 = MYR 4.80. It’s no joke! We can feel the blood loss of the bank account. However, Mike and I were grateful that our Asian sizes could fit into UK’s kids’ size. So, I managed to grab a good winter jacket at only 22GBP. Phew!
We started our honeymoon by driving to Lake District National Park, which is about 80 minutes away from Manchester city. We stayed at The Coppice at Windermere, a cozy bed and breakfast that I would recommend to any couples looking for a romantic getaway.
And oh, that’s the winter jacket I got from the kids department. Ain’t that wonderful? (*giggles*)
The Lake District National Park is a popular holiday destination. It is famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains situated in the Cumbria District of England.
Being in Lake District gave me the sense of closeness with nature. The beauty of the countryside and God’s wonderful creation never cease to amaze me.
We stopped at a quaint little town called Keswick for lunch before we explored a little more up north.
Because we were there during the winter season, daylight hours were really short. So we had to turn around and head back to Windermere after a short drive. The good thing is we were not in a rush. We were in the mood of relaxation: soaking in every moment of being at ease in this amazing place. That’s what honeymoon is all about, right?
On another note, I bought a pair of winter boots to keep my poor feet warm. 65GBP down the drain, but I do like these boots very much!
The very next day, we got up earlier and enjoyed our English breakfast served by the owners.
Yes, I was wearing the same dress as the day before because I only bought one dress from M&G at Manchester. I definitely wished I had all my belongings from the missing suitcases.
These little things did not bother me at all. I was in my honeymoon bliss. One of the best moods of my lifetime.
Furthermore, there was snowfall as we were exploring Lake District on the second day. This was my second time experiencing snowfall and of course, I felt like a kid again.
Don’t blame me for being childish here. I am from Malaysia and all I have is rain and sunshine all year around. And I mean blaring heat from the scorching sun. Imagine a brutal summer all year long. Hence, being able to see some snowfall was extremely exciting for me.
Don’t you agree, Mr Sheep? I bet you are loving the weather as much as me, baaa!
We stopped at a little village for lunch. I apologize that I can’t remember the name of this village. I need to find my missing paper that I wrote all the details of our traveling.
Windermere lake is the largest natural lake in England. Don’t you think the view is absolutely spectacular? I had a hard time leaving this lake.
Our blissful Lake District exploration had to come to an end. I could only wished we could stay for weeks. Unfortunately, we had only planned for a two-night stay and the next day, we were to head back to Manchester to return the rental car.
Perhaps, we could come back on our 5th or 8th wedding anniversary. Right?
Until then, stay tuned for our next entry about Old Trafford.