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

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

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

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

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

Special Offers!

HOW ARE YOU? First of all, I just want to say, “How are you?” to everyone reading this post. It’s been a few rather difficult months for many people, and for some more so than for others. The world has … Read More

view from blenheim lodge house | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Dear Diary: 12th May 2020

Notes on our B&B life There isn’t much going on in our B&B life at present except for getting on with all those things that had been “stacked” on a shelf in the “To Do Later” box. As I was … Read More

St Bees

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat in the Lake District

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park! Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in … Read More

Fun rainy day things to do in the Lakes

Rainy days and fun. Fun and rainy days. Do these two words actually go together?  Oh yes, they do! Lake District rainy day things to do indoors There are lots of places to visit when it’s raining outside. Keep yourselves dry … Read More

The Fairfield double room

Make it a lazy day weekend at Lake Windermere!

Make it a lazy day weekend every time! And Take some lazy days out at Blenheim Lodge and Lake Windermere! Follow our Great Dane’s lazy day example I was wondering what to write about when I heard Horatio snoring. Up … Read More

B&B near Brothers Water

Touring the Lake District National Park

Have you ever leafed through glossy vacation magazines and travel guides about the Lake District National Park and said to yourself, “Oh! I’d love to visit that place?” Or perhaps read an article in the newspapers about some fascinating historical … Read More

Tarn Hows

Late Autumn breaks in the English Lake District

Autumn is beautiful in the English Lake District. In fact, it is probably my favourite season of the year, closely followed by Winter. Are you an Autumn lover? Do you enjoy the whoosh of warm/cool breezes brushing against your cheeks? Do Autumn … Read More