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

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

St Bees

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat in the Lake District

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park! Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in … Read More

B&B near Brothers Water

Touring the Lake District National Park

Have you ever leafed through glossy vacation magazines and travel guides about the Lake District National Park and said to yourself, “Oh! I’d love to visit that place?” Or perhaps read an article in the newspapers about some fascinating historical … 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

Book an Easter break at Blenheim Lodge B&B

Beautiful in all seasons, the Lake District National Park is a wonderful place to visit as it awakens from its Winter sleep. Easter is a great time to visit, with abundant new emerging flora and clear blue skies where birds … Read More

Oh, my darling Valentine!

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to romance on St. Valentine’s Day. For many couples, 14th February is a significant date and presents them with the perfect excuse to take time out for themselves as a twosome, perhaps … Read More

A-wandering we will go

We have lived now in Bowness on Windermere, one of the most popular and picturesque villages within the Lake District National Park, for 15.5 years. During this period, we have managed to explore a tiny sector of the Lakes, but … Read More

September days

September days: betwixt Summer and Autumn, where the scenery in our beautiful Lakeland hangs on to that green vibrancy of Summer yet begins to take on that special warmth of Autumn colour. On sunny days, the skies are a cerulean … Read More

Lake District National Park: World Heritage Site

The Lake District National Park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible beauty of its wonderful landscape won the vote at Krakow earlier this month. To those of us who live here, however, it is – put simply … Read More

Summer’s here!

Summer’s here! Come join us for a Summer treat in the Lakes. It’s beautiful; it’s gorgeous; it’s amazing; it’s all that is incredible with respect to pulchritudinous landscapes and wonderful things to see and do. And within Bowness on Windermere … Read More