Dear Diary: 23rd November 2020 – Re-opening after lockdown

Taking coronavirus precautions Covid-19 precautions are an ongoing thing right now as the whole world knows. As I was writing the previous sentence, WordPress suggested the following material change to my sentence instead: Covid-19 predations are an ongoing thing right now as … Read More

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Five best reasons for visiting the Lakes

Hubby and I have been living in the Lakes now for close on 19 years. Our guest house is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a pretty Lakeland village and one of the main entry points into the Lakes as it is only 20 minutes’ … Read More

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When we moved to Blenheim Lodge . . .

Hearkening back I wrote a post recently on our Bowness Bed and Breakfast blog. I had been going through some old photos which brought back memories of times past. If you would like to read this post, please do take … Read More

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Life in the Lake District National Park

Life Life is an odd thing: a precious gift . . . a jubilant joy . . . a nondescript blur . . . a painful trial . . . a gracious gift from above. During this time of coronavirus, … Read More

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view of Lake Windermere from lansdale room

Spending New Year in the Lakes

The world as we know it has been in a spin since for almost a year now. Life has had to adapt to numerous changes in order to keep people safe and save lives. Most people are adhering to this … Read More

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Sunshine over my shoulder

Yesterday, it rained in the Lake District National Park. It rained all day and most of the night. It didn’t just rain – it poured. Today, we awoke to bright sunshine. It is so bright that there is a sparkle … Read More

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Autumn breaks in the Lake District National Park

This Autumn is turning out as beautiful as ever in the Lake District National Park. It does seem to be drier too so far, with less rain even though we get the usual forecasts. As I write, the sky is … Read More

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An Autumn like no other

An Autumn like no other We’ve had a Summer like no other this year. Now we are experiencing an Autumn like no other too. 2020 will be remembered most, I believe, for the efforts made by medical, care, and services … Read More

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A personal letter to you all – keeping safe!

Hi Everyone! I hope this little note finds you all doing well. It’s been tough for many people over the past months, but many countries are now coming out of lockdown to that light beyond the tunnel. In England, the … Read More

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Published!

Published! I was so pleased to receive the email yesterday from Burgundy Balloon to say that they had published their first anthology because my poem is in it! On 22nd May, I sent a submission to them in hopes of publication. They … Read More

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Dear Diary: 13th June 2020

Let’s indulge in a little whimsy when you read this today! Do you know these lyrics? If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better … Read More

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Just a little story about our lovely Great Dane

Today, I wrote a post about how our Great Dane helped me to get back down a slippery incline. It’s a nice little tale of our kind thoughtful dog which I would never have thought he was capable of. Do … Read More

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