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

view from blenheim lodge

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

Dear Diary: 7th May 2020

Another week, and another job of looking for walks nearby our place to discover and enjoy! I was speaking with someone who has agreed to postpone his stay with us due to the Coronavirus lock down, when we exchanged the … Read More

Dear Diary: 19th April 2020

“How are you doing?” That’s a question that I’d like to ask my readers today. During this time of the coronavirus, most of us are so focussed on those we care about that we forget about ourselves. So, “How are … Read More

Lake Windermere View

Dear Diary: 23rd November 2019 – Babysitting the dogs!

What does one do on a Saturday afternoon? Babysitting the dogs, that’s what! Normally, we would all be at home but not today! Today, two of us have gone out to bring our disc-grinding 4×4 back from a garage in … Read More

Room with a view

Dear Diary: 13th November 2019 – Snow on the fells above Lake Windermere

I had to go to the dentist yesterday – never the most enjoyable outing at the best of times! The sky reflected my emotions: everything looked alright, but just that little bit threatening. Lowering clouds dispersed shower spats, but there … Read More

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: 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