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

Thank you letter from guests

Lifting lockdown! Welcome back!

17th May: Lifting Lockdown! Blenheim Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast in the Lake District National Park, is re-opening on 17th May 2021! Blenheim Lodge is peacefully set upon a quiet fell-top in Bowness on Windermere. Look out of our room … 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

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

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

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

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

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