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

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

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

Day out on Lake Windermere

Five things to see and do in Bowness on Windermere

What are the five must do things to see and do in Bowness on Windermere? This pretty village is located on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest natural body of water, is an approximate mile from the town of Windermere, … Read More

Fun rainy day things to do in the Lakes

Rainy days and fun. Fun and rainy days. Do these two words actually go together?  Oh yes, they do! Lake District rainy day things to do indoors There are lots of places to visit when it’s raining outside. Keep yourselves dry … 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

Tarn Hows

Late Autumn breaks in the English Lake District

Autumn is beautiful in the English Lake District. In fact, it is probably my favourite season of the year, closely followed by Winter. Are you an Autumn lover? Do you enjoy the whoosh of warm/cool breezes brushing against your cheeks? Do Autumn … Read More

Dickensian Festival Ulverston | Blenheim Lodge

Christmas events in the Lakes

Who doesn’t like Christmassy events? There’s all that nostalgia of picture postcard scenes to enjoy in real life – even if only for a day or two. Christmas and New Year will arrive in a month’s time, with events to … 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

Enjoy an Autumn break

Autumn is probably my favourite time of the year. It has a vibrancy about it: red gold leaves glazed by recent raindrops glint bauble-like upon fell-side trees; breezes sigh, rustling tangled bands of fragile bended branches singing songs of Winter … Read More

Great North Swim 2019

The Great North Swim 2019 will be happening this weekend on Windermere, England’s largest lake. It’s one of those events where lots of people come to watch and support their friends and loved ones who compete for their personal best … Read More

Late availability at Whitsun May Bank Holiday Weekend

The Lake District is looking absolutely stunning just now – blue skies and lovely weather that is just right for exploring the Lakes. Birds call cheerily even as I type up this Blog post. Meanwhile, Horatio is snoozing to the … Read More