Going through our photos

We played host yesterday to a young couple on a short break. They were amazed at the views we have from our rooms. In fact, like many others before them, they thought that the photos we have do not quite … Read More

Pretty Lakeland force becks

The Lake District, home of numerous lakes, is naturally also fed by myriad rivers and becks. Some of the latter look very picturesque indeed, and would make ideal postcard pictures. Many becks precede or act as receptacles for waterfalls or … Read More

Picture windows on Lake Windermere

I kept thinking today of the phrase, ‘picture windows on the world’. Then, I thought, ‘Why not share picture windows on Lake Windermere instead?’ So, here are some photos of Lake Windermere taken from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. I … Read More


I have a fascination for mountains. I am taken in wonder by their majesty and impregnable mysteries; but I also fear and respect them for what they are. For many people, animals and plants, the mountains they inhabit provide not … Read More

A successful family get together

A couple of days ago I wrote about a large family occasion where a birthday boy was about to turn 90 years of age. Fourteen people of varying ages arrived over the weekend, and stayed in nine of our bedrooms … Read More

Family occasions

This weekend will see us hosting a large family party for a birthday boy of some 90 years. There will be their kids and grandkids, in-laws and out-laws (only joking). There will be a large birthday cake and candles, a … Read More