Tarn Hows

I have seldom been so awestruck by scenery as I was by Tarn Hows, an absolutely gorgeous lake, small but perfectly formed. Tarn Hows is located in the hills between Coniston and Hawkshead, a few miles from Blenheim Lodge, our … Read More

Cumbrian flora and fauna

As Summer approaches, visitors coming to the Lake District might be interested in the local Cumbrian flora and fauna. Within the Lake District National Park itself, there are lovely lakes, woodlands, mountains and fells to explore; however, guests might also … Read More

A short break in the sunshine

Some guests arrived with us today from New Zealand, England and the States. They were all part of one family and were travelling together to visit us, with an estimated time of arrival of 4 pm. Well, 4 pm came … Read More

6 lakes and a waterfall in one day

I thought I was being clever today when I suggested to my husband and Pui, a graduate student helping us to put together a YouTube film on Blenheim Lodge and its surroundings, that we go for a drive around the … Read More

A bonny day in the hills

I have just returned today from a trip to Keswick. Yesterday, Hubby took Maddi to the vet in Keswick, but today it was Zack’s turn and so I tagged along. Poor Zack has caught the same bug as Maddi and … Read More

An outdoors kind of day

Yesterday I wrote about an indoors kind of day, but today is definitely an outdoors kind of day! The sun is shining warmly down on all and sundry in Windermere, there is no wind, and visibility is excellent. It is … Read More

An indoors kind of day

I think that the weather has finally caught up with us today. The sky is grey and the drizzle is not abating. Having said that, temperatures are decent and it does not feel cold. Today, I think, will be an … Read More

Angling in the Lake District

Having been inspired by the dawning of a bright sunny day that is now slightly overcast and therefore perfect for fishing, this post is for anglers or would-be anglers. I have a brother who is mad keen on fishing and … Read More