A pretty charm from a charming lady

Recently, we had the pleasure of welcoming a lovely family from Singapore to our guest house. A couple was travelling with their two grown children and they had booked B&B accommodation in two single rooms and a double room, all … Read More

Hey, Chocolate Lover!

I LOVE chocolates. I like chocolates with a smooth texture; chocolates with nuts; chocolates infused with alcoholic flavours; rich dark chocolates with character . . . the list goes on. And I especially enjoy good chocolates carefully handmade with care and attention. … Read More

Our new house frontage

Over the past 5 weeks, we have had the landscapers in to create a new garden frontage to our guest house. The work is now mostly complete and we have new walls, a redesigned front entrance, new plantings, and a … Read More

A tiny oasis

Today, being a beautiful sunny day, I decided to take a run to Ambleside. This small town is 5 miles from Blenheim Lodge, our Bed and Breakfast Guest House in Bowness-on-Windermere in the English Lake District National Park. I drove … Read More

Blenheim Lodge video

We had been wanting to have a video made of our guest house for some time now. Today, we received a video that was made for us for Blenheim Lodge. We are hopeful that we will manage to get it … Read More

Scrambled eggs

Well, it isn’t quite ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, but it will have to do. I was thrilled when I received confirmation today of a post written by Michael Franco about our Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge. It is just a simple … Read More

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