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: 17th January 2019 – the angry sheep

Today was one of those days when an old body learns something new! The Lake District, as everyone probably knows, is famous for its sheep rearing. The Herdwick is particularly special to this beautiful National Park. However, it is not … 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

PROMO CODE – TAKE 10% OFF Last Minute New Year Breaks

We have late availability for last minute breaks at Blenheim Lodge, our Bowness Bed and Breakfast. The Lake District National Park is open as usual over New Year; and popular Bowness-on-Windermere, where our guest house is situated, will have all … 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

Just a little snowfall!

I’m so excited – we’ve had some snow! I love the snow. It makes the place look so different: beautiful; serene; magical; otherworldly even if there is enough of it. Mostly, I love the newness of it when it first … Read More

Explore the Lakes this Autumn

Now that Autumn has well and truly set in, our Lakeland woodlands and fields have become beautiful canvases of burnished glory. Trees and shrubs, grasses and leaves, and even some simpler mosses display rich browns, deep oranges, bright yellows and … Read More

Time out at Thirlmere

It’s that time of the year when deciduous flora begin to take on the burnished brilliance of Autumn. The high fells of Lakeland, many of which overlook pretty waters of the Lake District National Park, stand proud as stunning backdrops … 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

Come walk in Common Wood with us

When one thinks about the Lake District National Park, the mind conjures vistas of high fells and beautiful lakes, but rarely of green woods fed by tinkling streams. Well, here are some pictures I took yesterday of our walk at … Read More

Fabulous weather in Bowness! Come join us for a relaxing break!

The weather in Bowness on Windermere, where our guest house is located, has been fabulous! Not just for a day, a week, a fortnight, or even a month. Instead, we have been enjoying amazing weather for weeks now! Mostly sunshine? … Read More