Escape to the Lakes for a romantic Valentine’s break

Picture the English Lake District: scenic hills and pretty vales; picturesque lakes and rushing waterfalls; gurgling becks and romantic walks; quintessential villages offering appetising handmade local foods and drink. What a wonderful place to relax mid-Winter – what a perfect place … 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

Autumn days in the Lake District

Hubby and I have today come into the 12th year of living in the lovely English Lake District National Park. It is autumn time and the weather reminds me of when we first arrived here in 2002: sunny; deliciously warm … Read More

Hey, Chocolate Lover!

I LOVE chocolates. I like chocolates with a smooth texture; chocolates with nuts; chocolates infused with alcoholic flavours; rich dark chocolates with character . . . the list goes on. And I especially enjoy good chocolates carefully handmade with care and attention. … Read More

Valentine’s Day romance deals

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, will be here in a matter of weeks. Have you thought of how you and your special someone would like to celebrate it yet? It is the one day that husbands and fiances, boyfriends and would-be … Read More

To my Valentine

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many couples will be gearing up to celebrate their special romantic love for each other. I was reading through a few poems by famous writers recently, and thought I would share a few along the way. Here is … Read More

An anniversary outing

25th November is our wedding anniversary and Hubby and I had taken a little break to go a-wandering. We had a great day out and enjoyed the change of scenery. Coincidentally, we were also hosting a couple celebrating their 25th … Read More

Late availability for August Bank Holiday long weekend

It is the week of the August Bank Holiday long weekend and we still have some lovely rooms available to let over this public holiday weekend. Here are some of the rooms and the views from them that guests may … Read More

Some things to do for a romantic summer weekend (i)

Well, the weather is certainly a boon now for visitors to the Lake District: sunny, hot, with just enough of a small breeze so that the heat is not oppressive. Days are long, and all the whole of the Lake … Read More

A golden anniversary

‘Ring, ring. Ring, ring. Ring, ring.’ The telephone shrilled loudly, calling my attention to its summons as I was having my quiet time. I picked up the phone, and a nice-sounding lady asked whether we could help with arranging a … Read More