Early May Bank Holiday weekend

This year seems to be positively rushing along: very soon, the Early May Bank Holiday weekend will be upon us. This Bank Holiday weekend actually begins on Friday, 29th April, with the actual May Bank Holiday itself falling on Monday, … Read More

May Day Bank Holiday weekend in the Lake District

We are now about midway through Spring and May Day is coming up to celebrate this wonderful season. Suitably enough, May Day in 2015 falls on 1st May, which during European pagan times celebrated the first day of Summer. Now … Read More

Postcards of the Lake District

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and most postcards do this well. However, great picture postcards do not simply capture an image but go one step further: they encapsulate within the confines of a small … Read More

Day out on the buses

This morning saw me helping an elderly couple who wanted to visit the areas between Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. As they did not have private transport and the skies were a bright blue with every indication of good weather for the … Read More

A lazy summer holiday in the Lakes

This weekend, we had staying with us a man and his wife who were celebrating his big birthday. Normally, he said, they would have rented a caravan but this time his wife was treating him. She had even told him … Read More

Dove Cottage

Today saw me and Pui going to Dove Cottage, just outside Grasmere village to meet Paul, the head of marketing of this fabulous literary shrine to William Wordsworth, one of the most famous of the Romantic poets. Paul is a … Read More

A day in the Lakes using public transport

At Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often welcome guests who visit with us via public transport. Blenheim Lodge is located about 5 minutes’ cab ride from Windermere train station and bus depot, Windermere. However, more energetic guests may decide to … Read More