Near Sawrey

Thursday, April 30, 2009

We have some annoying issues with the computer at Buckle Yeat so nothing new there then.
The lull before the storm,very quiet this week and very busy next with another Bank Holiday looming.
The ferry across Windermere is out of action for its periodical inspection which makes through traffic sparse.
The weather improved this afternoon and we had a walk this evening up to the tarns and took these few snaps.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chilly start but the sun has burnt of the morning mist.
A big day in Ulverston today, where thousands of people are expected to watch the unveiling of the much publicised and debated statue of one of Ulverstons most famous sons, Stan Laurel, along with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The European influence continues with a Norweigian couple staying last night.
We have had a boon day in the garden today both at Buckle Yeat and at home, we planted up the troughs that will screen the oil tank at home and wondered why we have not done it before.
In between guests arriving we had a walk down to Esthwaite Water and never saw a soul, I tell a lie, one solitary angler.
The last guests are on the way and struggling with traffic so I am using the lap top we have for guests use to write this rubbish.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The fantastic summer like weather continues in the wonderful Lake District, it has been a busy Easter week in the village with many Potter fans turning up to visit Hill Top.
The car parking issue has been ok until the last couple of days, the police put cones out overnight to curb the cars parking at one end of the village only for the cars to start parking at the other end of the village, it is like a herd mentality, one car dares to park in a dodgy place and then that it is it, the rest of the herd follows suit, it will quieten down for a few weeks now as the ferry will be out of action due to maintenance work.

We have had a busy shopping day, Kendal for the essentials then on to Grange over Sands for some plants to fill our new planters recently installed to screen the oil tank at home, we will be planting them up tomorrow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another exceptional sunny day, Matthew and Sarah went back south today after a few days in Sawrey, they had a drive up the Borrowdale valley yesterday and are responsible for these pictures.
The google street view camera has been spotted few times in the area so we will wait and see the pictures taken in due course.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A fantastic sunny day yesterday and the same this morning in fact it is warmer today, although there was a ground frost this morning.
One or two comings and goings on the bed and breakfast front.
A busy day with teas is looming so I had better get on.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kathy and Jeff from the states have family up for a few days and they all had cream teas yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday was Good Friday and it was eerily quiet at Hill Top so it follows we were quiet.
Matthew and Sarah arrived home Thursday night so we went out to the Tower Bank Arms for a bite to eat last night.
Today is a fantastic sunny warm day so the plan is to open the garden and serve teas in the sunshine

Thursday, April 09, 2009

We had a delivery from America this morning it was from one of our avid blog followers from across the pond, the lady in question is a teacher called Buena pronounced as she told me herself Buena as in Tuna, she stayed with us a few years ago and being a big fan of Beatrix Potter she uses Sawrey as a theme in her class at St Luke School, Shoreline, Washington.
I have put a link on the right, she set her pupils of class 3A a project, using a picture we had on the blog a few weeks ago of a group of Herdwick stood on a rock looking down, the theme was "what are these sheep looking at" Buena sent me the results all made into a book with all the essays and illustrations in, the kids imaginations are fantastic and we have had great fun reading them, the book is now in the lounge at Buckle Yeat for all our guests to read.
So well done all the budding authors of class 3A.

These are a few shots of Esthwaite Water last night when we had a stroll before supper.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Derek and Vicky arrived this weekend for visit number 2 of the season, also Kathy and Jeff from Manchester, Indiana arrived, Kathy was with us a few years ago and met D&V then so its good to see people meet up at Buckle Yeat after previous visits.
Kathy presented us with a bottle of maple syrup which they sell in their farm shop in the states and is produced by their neighbours, it was fantastic on my porridge this morning.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

We have opened the tearooms this weekend and are just getting back into the swing, Saturday was quiet but a few more people about today, sunny as well today so most people want to sit in the garden for tea.
We have tweaked the breakfast menu a little this last week. Not that you can reinvent the wheel but the full English is now the full Cumbrian and we have added the offer of free range scrambled eggs served with Scottish Smoked Salmon, it is going down well very well.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Another sunny summer day in April.

We had an email from the BBC Look North team this morning our Moss Eccles picture of the weekend was to be featured on the lunchtime weather report, it duly was.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

We are into a really pleasant spell of weather and the lakes are looking magnificent.
We had a good booking this morning, it was for one week in a family room, a gentleman by the name of Mr Brown originally from Scotland but now living somewhere in London, he was waffling on about the economic crisis and thought it prudent to book a holiday in this country.