Walking under the trees with a dog

The fabulous waterfalls of Thirlmere

Thirlmere, as with so many areas in the Lake District National Park is a joy to visit. Interestingly enough, the Thirlmere as we know it now is (partially) the end result of Manchester Corporation’s construction of a reservoir in order … Read More

Two couples at Bowness Bay

To my Valentine

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and what a different kind of day it will be for so many couples during this period of the coronavirus pandemic! At Blenheim Lodge, we would normally be busy welcoming Valentine couples instead of closing our … Read More

comfortable and welcoming blenheim lodge b&b | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Lockdown . . . and looking forward

LOCKDOWN! England is in lockdown again. It is our third lockdown since the outbreak of Covid-19 here in 2020. Some people and business owners are dismayed, or perhaps even angry. Personally, I believe it is a necessity, and indeed should … Read More

Mountain Fell Peaks seen from Blenheim Lodge B&B | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

That PERFECT Christmas gift!

Christmas is coming! Everyone knows that, but amid the mayhem of pain and loss that so many of us have experienced in this year of 2020, it’s difficult to imagine how one can get away from it all in hopes … Read More

Making a SAFE Lake District getaway . . .

Making an Autumn getaway It is almost the end of November and Autumn has all but slipped away from us here in the UK. Nevertheless, we still have almost a month left of Autumn days before Winter brings its – … Read More

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

view of Lake Windermere from lansdale room

Spending New Year in the Lakes

The world as we know it has been in a spin since for almost a year now. Life has had to adapt to numerous changes in order to keep people safe and save lives. Most people are adhering to this … 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

Autumn breaks in the Lake District National Park

This Autumn is turning out as beautiful as ever in the Lake District National Park. It does seem to be drier too so far, with less rain even though we get the usual forecasts. As I write, the sky is … 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