So quiet, so peaceful . . . I am nodding off

I had always been one of those people who cannot easily fall asleep sitting upright, or even lazing on a couch. I generally need a nice comfy bed in order to fall gently into the land of slumber. However, since … Read More

Going through our photos

We played host yesterday to a young couple on a short break. They were amazed at the views we have from our rooms. In fact, like many others before them, they thought that the photos we have do not quite … Read More

A successful family get together

A couple of days ago I wrote about a large family occasion where a birthday boy was about to turn 90 years of age. Fourteen people of varying ages arrived over the weekend, and stayed in nine of our bedrooms … Read More

Family occasions

This weekend will see us hosting a large family party for a birthday boy of some 90 years. There will be their kids and grandkids, in-laws and out-laws (only joking). There will be a large birthday cake and candles, a … Read More

A golden anniversary

‘Ring, ring. Ring, ring. Ring, ring.’ The telephone shrilled loudly, calling my attention to its summons as I was having my quiet time. I picked up the phone, and a nice-sounding lady asked whether we could help with arranging a … Read More

Lake District byways

I am a poor traveller, as I suffer from motion sickness. I used to take travel sickness pills as a young girl, and my first taste of airplane travel involved my sitting as upright as possible in my seat with … Read More

A clear day

I woke up today expecting rain, but was pleasantly surprised. Outside, bright blue skies beckoned, and the air was still. Not a breath of wind stirred the tiniest leaf. It’s days like these that make the colder months of the … Read More

Classic car shows

I watched ‘Flog It!’ today on location at the Coventry Transport Museum, which made me think about the annual classic car shows and rallies in the Lake District. Working and living in a Bed and Breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere, we often … Read More

Clouds

Today saw the last morning of our Malaysian visitors’ holiday with us. They had been staying for the previous eight nights and, as is the way of Lakeland weather, they had experienced all variations except snow. However, they could see … Read More

Postcards of the Lake District

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and most postcards do this well. However, great picture postcards do not simply capture an image but go one step further: they encapsulate within the confines of a small … Read More

A surprise visit

Around 3 pm today, I heard our front doorbell ring and wondered who it could be. On going to the door, I saw two familiar people standing there, both of whom we hadn’t been expecting to see again until next … Read More

With appreciation

Over the years, we have enjoyed the company of some truly appreciative guests at our bed and breakfast in Bowness-on-Windermere. Some of them pass through and hope to return. Others promise to re-visit and do come back to stay time … Read More