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

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

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

view from blenheim lodge house | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Dear Diary: 12th May 2020

Notes on our B&B life There isn’t much going on in our B&B life at present except for getting on with all those things that had been “stacked” on a shelf in the “To Do Later” box. As I was … Read More

The Fairfield double room

Make it a lazy day weekend at Lake Windermere!

Make it a lazy day weekend every time! And Take some lazy days out at Blenheim Lodge and Lake Windermere! Follow our Great Dane’s lazy day example I was wondering what to write about when I heard Horatio snoring. Up … 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

Lake Windermere View | Blenheim Lodge

Dear Diary: 23rd November 2019 – Babysitting the dogs!

What does one do on a Saturday afternoon? Babysitting the dogs, that’s what! Normally, we would all be at home but not today! Today, two of us have gone out to bring our disc-grinding 4×4 back from a garage in … 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

zack dozing in lounge

Lazy Days in the Lake District National Park

Do you enjoy lazy days? Time out for doing things at your leisure or even not doing anything at all? I love lazy days. They allow me to curl up on a sofa and read to my heart’s content. The TV remains switched on … 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

Autumn Days

I love Autumn in the Lakes. Rich reds, dark oranges, shades of yellow, and earthy browns paint the fells and footpaths around us. Right behind our guest house, serenely overlooking Old Bowness and Lake Windermere, is beautiful Brant Fell, where … Read More