A muggy day

Today has been what I call a ‘muggy’ day. Despite rather overcast skies and a sun valiantly trying to peep through dense clouds, it has been a warm and humid day, with not so much as a breath of wind … Read More

A lazy summer holiday in the Lakes

This weekend, we had staying with us a man and his wife who were celebrating his big birthday. Normally, he said, they would have rented a caravan but this time his wife was treating him. She had even told him … Read More

The myriad faces of Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere, or more correctly, Windermere, is England’s largest natural lake at 10.5 miles. By virtue of our hilltop position in Bowness-on-Windermere, approximately 6-7 miles of this watery expanse can be viewed from our room windows at Blenheim Lodge, an … Read More

Indoor attractions in the Lake District

The weather today boded well when I woke up to a fair morning at 7:30 am. In fact, there was even some sunshine around, at least where we live in Bowness-on-Windermere. With little wind and bright skies overhead until early … Read More

A day in the Lakes using public transport

At Blenheim Lodge in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often welcome guests who visit with us via public transport. Blenheim Lodge is located about 5 minutes’ cab ride from Windermere train station and bus depot, Windermere. However, more energetic guests may decide to … 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