After the fraught summer term at Uni, with its rapid succession of exams and dissertation deadlines, we decided we needed to get away from the city and just wander around doing whatever we wanted for a week or so. We found a pretty nice campsite on the edge of Coniston Water and set up base there. Then we dug out an old map from under the passenger seat and tried to find cool places to drive out to and go walking. Or, if we didn't feel that energetic, we'd hunt around the craft shops or just find a quaint-looking pub by the lakeside and while away the time drinking and chatting. All pretty soothing and the perfect opportunity for the two of us to get to know each other a lot better. The days passed quickly.