Update on Blenheim Lodge B&B offers

In my previous post, I wrote about our Autumn discounts for bed and breakfast at our guest house, Blenheim Lodge. One of the offers we had was for a limited offer up to and including 17th October. However, we can … Read More

Late summer light

Late summer is here. September has seen a variety of weathers, including heavy rain and wonderful sunshine. Most guests at Blenheim Lodge are not particularly fazed by inclement weather which is quite nice, as it is never possible to know … Read More

Living by Lake Windermere

I remember as a child in Singapore always wanting to visit the seaside at weekends because going to the sea was a little bit like having an adventure in a wild open place. Then, once at the seaside, we would … Read More

Lakeland waters on a summer day

Thousands of people visit the English Lake District because of its beautiful landscape of lakes and mountains. On a hot summer day, what better way is there to cool down than to head towards those self-same waters in hopes of … Read More

Lake District summer break

The Lake District is an absolutely stunning location for a holiday any time of the year, but in the summer, with the addition of extra transport options through the Cross Lakes Experience, a summer break in the Lakes gets even … Read More

Weekend breaks in the Lake District

The Lake District is Cumbria’s jewel in the crown. Located within easy reach of conurbations nearby, the Lakes offer a fantastic retreat to suit all budgets and styles of relaxation: from roaming around towns and villages, eating, shopping, and sightseeing … Read More

Lighter Cumbrian evenings

It is almost 10 pm as I write this post. Looking out of the lounge windows, I can see a sky, still blue, albeit darkish. The evenings are getting so much lighter now as Summer draws near. For visitors to … Read More

Cosy and full!

Visitors to our Bowness guest house often want to know where they can stop off for a little repast when gadding about Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, so I thought I would write about some small local eateries. Please note that these … Read More

A clear day

I woke up today expecting rain, but was pleasantly surprised. Outside, bright blue skies beckoned, and the air was still. Not a breath of wind stirred the tiniest leaf. It’s days like these that make the colder months of the … Read More


Today saw the last morning of our Malaysian visitors’ holiday with us. They had been staying for the previous eight nights and, as is the way of Lakeland weather, they had experienced all variations except snow. However, they could see … Read More

Day out on the buses

This morning saw me helping an elderly couple who wanted to visit the areas between Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick. As they did not have private transport and the skies were a bright blue with every indication of good weather for the … 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