Dear Diary: 14th February 2019 – And they all fell down!

Well, I was the one who fell down actually, but more of that later. 14th February, Valentine’s Day, dawned bright and shiny as a new pin. There weren’t going to be any two ways about it: we were going out … Read More

Dear Diary: 5th February 2019 – Horatio, a wuss?

Blenheim Lodge is a family guest house replete with all the usual ins and outs of family life. One very significant member of our family is our rescued Great Dane. He is a loveable fellow and very amenable to just … Read More

Dear Diary: 28th January 2019 – the Coffin Route

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) Today’s walk at Rydal Water was a happy one; but as we descended the Corpse Road or Coffin Route from Rydal Cave, my thoughts turned somber. I imagined … Read More

Dear Diary: 17th January 2019 – the angry sheep

Today was one of those days when an old body learns something new! The Lake District, as everyone probably knows, is famous for its sheep rearing. The Herdwick is particularly special to this beautiful National Park. However, it is not … Read More

Dear Diary: 9th January 2019 – on the hunt for Squirrel Nutkin

Today we went out hunting for Squirrel Nutkin! It was a beautiful day: full of sunshine and bright blue skies. There really wasn’t a single dark cloud in the sky that we could see. Nor was there any wind to … Read More

Dear Diary: 5th January 2019 – on how to be a klutz!

It’s New Year 2019, and I thought it might be fun to write diary entries about life at Blenheim Lodge. For those interested in following us, please do: we would be delighted if you would. It would give you an … Read More

PROMO CODE – TAKE 10% OFF Last Minute New Year Breaks

We have late availability for last minute breaks at Blenheim Lodge, our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. The Lake District National Park is open as usual over New Year; and popular Bowness-on-Windermere, where our guest house is situated, will have all … Read More

Last of the Summer wine

The title of this blog post is not so much descriptive but, rather, figurative. It has been a while since I have written a post, with the age old reason holding true: that is, quite literally, for lack of time. … Read More

A-wandering we will go

We have lived now in Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular and picturesque villages within the Lake District National Park, for 15.5 years. During this period, we have managed to explore a tiny sector of the Lakes, but … Read More

Just a little snowfall!

I’m so excited – we’ve had some snow! I love the snow. It makes the place look so different: beautiful; serene; magical; otherworldly even if there is enough of it. Mostly, I love the newness of it when it first … Read More

Explore the Lakes this Autumn

Now that Autumn has well and truly set in, our Lakeland woodlands and fields have become beautiful canvases of burnished glory. Trees and shrubs, grasses and leaves, and even some simpler mosses display rich browns, deep oranges, bright yellows and … Read More

Time out at Thirlmere

It’s that time of the year when deciduous flora begin to take on the burnished brilliance of Autumn. The high fells of Lakeland, many of which overlook pretty waters of the Lake District National Park, stand proud as stunning backdrops … Read More