We had a lovely evening out last night, visiting with friends we had not seen for almost a decade. Now, on both sides, our children are grown and their oldest child is the same age as our younger son. With both families having moved from Scotland to different parts of England that are miles apart, we had not been able to see each other until now.
Our friends have recently bought a house in Bowness-on-Windermere, where we also live and work. Their bungalow is only 5 minutes walk from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. Unfortunately, they will still live and work near Southampton, which means that they will only come up north to the Lake District when they have the chance to do so.
Our friends are intending to move back to the Lake District once their children have completed their schooling in the south. This will not be for another six years, by which time we hope that our two boys will also have finished their further education. We were discussing what Bowness-on-Windermere will look like in the future with all the various ideas for new planning applications in the pipeline. The general consensus was a hope that in six years’ time, this pretty little town will still continue to exude its individual character, rather than having been transformed into a town like any other to be found up and down the UK.
We asked our friends why they had decided to settle in Bowness-on-Windermere. Their answer was the proximity of their new house to Lake Windermere and amenities. Bowness-on-Windermere is a smallish town by any standard and just about everywhere is walkable to. For those of us who do not wish to use their cars, this is a great place to live or visit for a holiday.
Our friends will be going home tomorrow, and Hubby and I have spent most of today doing our chores, pottering about and working on the computer, so we have not had another chance to see each other again today. It has been a treat for Hubby and I to see them again. Roll on March, when we will hopefully meet again!
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