Published!

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

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

view from blenheim lodge

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

Lake Windermere View

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

Last of the Summer wine

The title of this blog post is not so much descriptive but, rather, figurative. It has been a while since I have written a post, with the age old reason holding true: that is, quite literally, for lack of time. … Read More