Bowness weather these two days

If one wants to experience all seasons and all varieties of seasons in one day, the Lake District National Park must surely be on the MUST EXPERIENCE list. Yesterday was possibly the oddest day of the year so far weather-wise: warm bright sunshine; drizzle … Read More

Gummers How

We have been having some amazing weather of late and I thought that a walk at Gummers How would be just the ticket. With no wind, bright evening sunshine, and clear skies, Hubby, Zack and I made our way to … Read More

Another glorious day in Bowness

It’s another fabulous day in Bowness-on-Windermere, where we have our home and guest house in the Lakes. Check out the views we took from our guest rooms this morning. . . . And imagine walking up to them yourselves! Take … Read More

A walk on the quiet side

It was a glorious day and Hubby, Zack and I went for a walk to Green Hill. Our original destination had been Ghyll Head, a WAADA site where fly fishing enthusiasts enjoy angling in peaceful scenic surroundings. Indeed, Hubby, my … Read More

See what I woke up to today

7:50 on Saturday morning, and I felt a wet nose and even bigger snout nudging my right arm. Time to wake up, Mummy! It was Zack – he wanted to go out. I ignored him for all of 2 minutes … Read More

A little walk by Windermere

We live in Bowness-on-Windermere, a mere 5-minute walk to the shores of Windermere. However, over the years, Windermere, the lake, has become known as ‘Lake Windermere’, which makes some language purists cringe. Windermere itself is a town about 1 mile … Read More

A bridge across

The A591 is considered the most beautiful highway in England. And, indeed, this Cumbrian motorway winds through some of the most spectacular scenery to be had in the Lake District National Park. From Bowness-on-Windermere in the South Central Lakes where … Read More

Blowing the rain away!

Early morning – and the high winds containing gigantic fistfuls of rain slash across our windows. I awoke to a world of grey and the whistling sound of snaking gusts taking corners at speed as they whizzed between and past … Read More

A wild but still amazingly beautiful day!

What a day! It began with small raindrops which looked like they might be settling into a steady drip, drap, drop, but by 11:30 am, the wind had begun to blow. As I served a tray of tea and biscuits to … Read More

Last minute Summer break

We have been enjoying fabulous summer weather since the beginning of June and cannot believe just how hot and sunny it is most everyday. With little wind and bright blue skies, Summer 2104 is turning out so far to be … Read More

The myriad faces of Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere, or more correctly, Windermere, is England’s largest natural lake at 10.5 miles. By virtue of our hilltop position in Bowness-on-Windermere, approximately 6-7 miles of this watery expanse can be viewed from our room windows at Blenheim Lodge, an … Read More

Lake District activities

As the UK faced a deluge of showers this weekend, intrepid guests at Blenheim Lodge were nevertheless keen to get out and about and enjoy the countryside. One, a fell runner, went out early in the morning for a run … Read More