Summer sparkles

Running a Bed and Breakfast in the Lake District is a great way to meet people from many countries far and wide. One of the most consistent exclamations this summer has been the lateness of the hour before daylight completely … Read More

Some panoramic views of the Lake District

The English Lake District has some of the best scenery in the world. Like all areas of habitation, there are homes and buildings from which there are great views. Being elevated on a small fell, Blenheim Lodge is one of … Read More

Salute to Lakeland’s sheep

I saw a wonderful photo of some Lakeland sheep, which has inspired today’s post. Keith Twentyman of Cumbria’s National Farmers Union says, ‘A lot of people, particularly visitors, think the Lake District is natural. It isn’t. It is a managed … Read More

Pretty villages in the Lake District

There are many towns, villages and hamlets in Cumbria, home of the English Lake District. My inspiration for today’s post comes from watching ‘Escape to the Country’ this afternoon. The presenter, Alistair Campbell, was helping a couple to find a … Read More

Some Cumbrian denizens

I was going through another lot of photographs today taken by Pui when we were out together in the summer. It occurred to me that some creatures living in Cumbria and the Lake District are so common that they seem … Read More

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

Active summer holidays in the Lakes

Activity breaks are excellent fun for guests who enjoy the great outdoors. At Blenheim Lodge, the great outdoors are literally on our doorstep. For example, simply take a minute’s stroll from the front door of our B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere and … Read More

The many faces of Lakeland waters

There are numerous bodies of water in the Lake District, with some of them still remaining unnamed to this day. Lakeland waters contribute to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. In fair weather or foul, in winter … Read More

Lake District break with Lake Windermere views

It has been a very busy week thus far, especially with the Bank Holiday and Jubilee long weekend rolled into one plus the school holidays. However, as the week comes to an end, the kids will be returning to school … Read More

An outdoors kind of day

Yesterday I wrote about an indoors kind of day, but today is definitely an outdoors kind of day! The sun is shining warmly down on all and sundry in Windermere, there is no wind, and visibility is excellent. It is … Read More