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

Two couples at Bowness Bay

To my Valentine

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and what a different kind of day it will be for so many couples during this period of the coronavirus pandemic! At Blenheim Lodge, we would normally be busy welcoming Valentine couples instead of closing our … Read More

Mountain Fell Peaks seen from Blenheim Lodge B&B | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

That PERFECT Christmas gift!

Christmas is coming! Everyone knows that, but amid the mayhem of pain and loss that so many of us have experienced in this year of 2020, it’s difficult to imagine how one can get away from it all in hopes … Read More

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

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

When we moved to Blenheim Lodge . . .

Hearkening back I wrote a post recently on our Bowness Bed and Breakfast blog. I had been going through some old photos which brought back memories of times past. If you would like to read this post, please do take … 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

A personal letter to you all – keeping safe!

Hi Everyone! I hope this little note finds you all doing well. It’s been tough for many people over the past months, but many countries are now coming out of lockdown to that light beyond the tunnel. In England, the … Read More

Published!

Published! I was so pleased to receive the email yesterday from Burgundy Balloon to say that they had published their first anthology because my poem is in it! On 22nd May, I sent a submission to them in hopes of publication. They … Read More

Just a little story about our lovely Great Dane

Today, I wrote a post about how our Great Dane helped me to get back down a slippery incline. It’s a nice little tale of our kind thoughtful dog which I would never have thought he was capable of. Do … Read More

Special Offers!

HOW ARE YOU? First of all, I just want to say, “How are you?” to everyone reading this post. It’s been a few rather difficult months for many people, and for some more so than for others. The world has … 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