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
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
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
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: 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
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
Dear Diary: 23rd November 2019 – Babysitting the dogs!
What does one do on a Saturday afternoon? Babysitting the dogs, that’s what! Normally, we would all be at home but not today! Today, two of us have gone out to bring our disc-grinding 4×4 back from a garage in … Read More
Dear Diary: 14th February 2019 – And they all fell down!
Well, I was the one who fell down actually, but more of that later. 14th February, Valentine’s Day, dawned bright and shiny as a new pin. There weren’t going to be any two ways about it: we were going out … Read More
Dear Diary: 5th February 2019 – Horatio, a wuss?
Blenheim Lodge is a family guest house replete with all the usual ins and outs of family life. One very significant member of our family is our rescued Great Dane. He is a loveable fellow and very amenable to just … Read More
Dear Diary: 17th January 2019 – the angry sheep
Today was one of those days when an old body learns something new! The Lake District, as everyone probably knows, is famous for its sheep rearing. The Herdwick is particularly special to this beautiful National Park. However, it is not … Read More
Dear Diary: 9th January 2019 – on the hunt for Squirrel Nutkin
Today we went out hunting for Squirrel Nutkin! It was a beautiful day: full of sunshine and bright blue skies. There really wasn’t a single dark cloud in the sky that we could see. Nor was there any wind to … Read More
Dear Diary: 5th January 2019 – on how to be a klutz!
It’s New Year 2019, and I thought it might be fun to write diary entries about life at Blenheim Lodge. For those interested in following us, please do: we would be delighted if you would. It would give you an … Read More