Pandemic Verses

Today, I’d like to share a couple of pandemic verses written by Cathy Blake. Cathy was meant to visit last year, but of course Covid-19 came along and that put paid to that. In-between her original arrival date and now, … Read More

Dog standing on a rock

Dear Diary: 8th March 2021 – Walking at Greenside Mine

Today, we decided to take Horatio someplace different for a walk. We were going to hike around an old mine: Greenside Mine to be precise. I had been watching a documentary on BBC, where I’d found out about this place, … 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

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

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

Dear Diary: 13th June 2020

Let’s indulge in a little whimsy when you read this today! Do you know these lyrics? If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you’d better … 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

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

Mountain View | Blenheim Lodge | Lake District | Cumbria

Dear Diary: 19th April 2020

“How are you doing?” That’s a question that I’d like to ask my readers today. During this time of the coronavirus, most of us are so focussed on those we care about that we forget about ourselves. So, “How are … Read More

St Bees

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat in the Lake District

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat at Blenheim Lodge, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park! Have you ever thought of just how nice it would be to spoil yourselves on a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend retreat in … Read More