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

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

Competition time!

Hi everyone I am writing about something that we have never done before: a competition! We have today set up a competition on our Facebook Page to offer TWO NIGHTS FREE BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION to a lucky winner. Please … 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 Fell Peaks seen from Blenheim Lodge B&B | Bowness on Windermere | Cumbria Lake District

Another sunny Spring day!

Our ongoing Lake District sunshine this Spring has leant much brightness and cheer to residents very much in contrast to the sorry figures that the Coronavirus pandemic is putting into the ground right now. Each day, there are reports on … 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

Day out on Lake Windermere

Five things to see and do in Bowness on Windermere

What are the five must do things to see and do in Bowness on Windermere? This pretty village is located on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest natural body of water, is an approximate mile from the town of Windermere, … 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

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