New Year’s Eve will be here soon

I thought, at the beginning of 2015, that it felt a slow moving year. Yet now it seems but the blink of an eye that the end of the year is nigh! 2015 will be over in just 31 days, … Read More

Be part of the community in the Lakes

Enjoy a real Lakeland break by engaging in some community activities in the Lakes. I wrote a few days ago about Ulverston’s Dickensian Festival and the switching on of Windermere’s Christmas lights. Here are a couple more activities to take part in … Read More

Painting in a gallery

I was never so chuffed as to receive an email from one of our talented guests who has recently had her painting of the view from her room selected by an art gallery. Donna and her husband came to stay … Read More

Windermere lights and Dickensian Christmas

This weekend sees Windermere town switching on its Christmas lights. Located in Bowness-on-Windermere, our friendly Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge, is only a mile from Lakeland’s only town to be connected with a mainline train service. The annual Windermere Christmas … Read More

The Lake District in November sunshine

Believe it or not, the Lake District, like the rest of the UK, does also enjoy exceptional sunny days in November and throughout the year. Yes, believe it! Often, whilst it is raining cats and dogs in other UK towns, … Read More

A gorgeous November day

What a gorgeous November day it is today in Bowness-on-Windermere! After a lot of rain in the Lake District, we are now embracing bright skies with lots of sunshine, no fear of precipitation from the looks of things, high fells … Read More

Grizedale Stages Rally and Ambleside Lantern Parade

Grizedale Stages Rally is happening tomorrow in the Lake District National Park. It will be the 27th such event this 21st November 2015 and it should prove exciting for car rally aficionados. Up to 75 crews are taking part, and … Read More

Blowing the rain away!

Early morning – and the high winds containing gigantic fistfuls of rain slash across our windows. I awoke to a world of grey and the whistling sound of snaking gusts taking corners at speed as they whizzed between and past … Read More

A wild but still amazingly beautiful day!

What a day! It began with small raindrops which looked like they might be settling into a steady drip, drap, drop, but by 11:30 am, the wind had begun to blow. As I served a tray of tea and biscuits to … Read More

A romantic New Year retreat

At Blenheim Lodge, we have just decided to open our doors to see in the New Year, which really is just around the corner. If you have a few days to spare, why not make that final gesture of romance in … Read More

Lake District: things to do this November weekend

The Lake District is far from dull any time of the year. There is always the National Park to explore and enjoy, local attractions that open year round to visit, and special indoor and outdoor activities to engage in. And … Read More

Fabulous November weather!

We have had such a fabulous November day today. It was warm, very sunny, and without a breath of wind. Then I watched the news and could hardly believe what I saw on television as much of the country suffered … Read More