Near Sawrey

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hot and humid this morning in Sawrey.
We have had emails from Japan, Italy and New Zealand today all looking for accommodation at Buckle Yeat.

As I write this there is a small helicopter circling the village presumably taking pictures of Hill Top

Friday, June 26, 2009

A busy day yesterday with a morning cutting grass and clearing up from breakfast and all the usual stuff, I had to suspend grass cutting for a few minutes at the request of a film crew, they were filming something for the ITV, I requested a mention in the credits but I doubt it

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Two Japanese ladies checked out this morning and three more checked in, we also had a couple from America arrive around tea time.
It was the Hawkshead 10K this evening and the going was hot, we had a walk down to Pigling Bland Corner and watched the runners go through, Roger and Bridget were there cheering on Bridgets sister Rachel and we also gave Kit the painter some encouragement on his way past.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another hot and sunny day.
We lit the BBQ and enjoyed our tea in the garden before walking up to the tarns.

The two geese families are growing fast.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A cloudy muggy start but as the day went on the sunshine burnt away the clouds and it turned into a bit of a scorcher.
We have a full house and 8 of the guests are Japanese 1 is an Aussie and 4 Brits.
We had a walk round by Far Sawrey before tea.

These are shots of the hanging baskets at Buckle Yeat, they are just coming into their best.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It is the Rose Queen Gala in Hawkshead this afternoon, lets hope it stays dry.
We sold a number of raffle tickets on behalf of Louise from the farm and are looking forward to 1st prize!!.
We took Mr McGregors money over to Rachael the Tarn Hill treasurer,this time the amount raised was just over £400. I have lost count, but in the last 3 years over £3000 has been donated by the Beatrix Potter fans having their photos taken on the bench next to Mr Mac, even if a lot of them think he is a womble!!
I will try to get some photos out and about later.

As promised some shots of Esthwaite Water and Moss Eccles on our walk tonight.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tony, Lorna and guide dog Kerry arrived this afternoon in time for tea.
I had to take the car into Kendal for a service so went for the ferry only to meet a massive queue, I dropped the car of and came back to the ferry in the curtesy car and just missed the ferry by seconds!!!
Before tea we went up to the tarns for a walk.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A good week is unfolding with lots of regular guests arriving.
No photos today, we have had a sunny afternoon and then a thunder storm with hail and torrential rain, we had people in the garden having cream teas when the bad weather arrived.
It has turned into a nice evening so hopefully the sun will be back tomorrow

Saturday, June 13, 2009

We have had a couple of good days on the weather front and I think we have the best forecast for tomorrow.
We had a walk before supper down the dub and through to St Peters

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Its Thursday, D & V are here, so its flower time, this fantastic display turned up on cue from our most regular and long standing guests/friends.

We had a quick trip to Ulverston for some shopping, I briefly caught up with Dorothy formerly of the Tower Bank Arms.
The picture below is Hoad monument shrouded in scaffolding for renovation work.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I think we have had the best of the weather but as I write this at 7.30pm the rain has just started.We have just got back in time from our walk up to Moss Eccles.
Kit has finished painting Buckle Yeat and it is all looking good and we put the summer hanging baskets up yesterday.

Monday, June 08, 2009

We had a Japanese couple call for a room last night, they had stayed with us before, the gentleman was a professional photographer and he gave us a brochure with some of his pictures in, they were of the replica Hill Top which has been built in Japan.

This morning in the village there was a rally of vintage Roll Royce's,I sent Brian and Joyce two of our regulars round with my camera to get these shots.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

It has been a better day than Saturday here in Sawrey, breezy but the breeze is a bit warmer.
This week we have had it all, 28 degrees in the shade on Tuesday and snow on the tops on Friday, it is June!!!

Friday, June 05, 2009

I had to shoot off to Kendal today and just hit the ferry right, the ferry is looking splendid with its new coat of paint and the new improved ramps to enable easier loading and unloading.

Wonders never cease, I hit the ferry right on the way home, this is a swan with its family of signets loitering near the ferry risking life and limb.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A lot cooler day but dry a plenty of sunshine, we had a visit from some regular guests, one was Michael from Canada who brought me a jar of Maple Syrup and the other was Val from Ilkley.

I overheard a conversation in the dining room this morning, an elderly gentleman here with his son said rather loudly, "I remember coming up to the Lakes in 1924" That is 75 years ago!!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Another scorcher with the temperature in the high 20s.

This is a picture of the first poppy to bloom in the back garden at Buckle Yeat and there is lots more to follow.

We had a visit from a couple of characters this morning, they had been sent by Kit the painter to weld the "t" back on the front gate at Buckle Yeat, it has read Buckle Yea for ages and the "t" was in the drawer.
They had a dog with them and said is was a typical blacksmiths dog,they only had to show it a piece of hot metal and it made a bolt for the door. The blacksmith said he was once asked if he had ever shoed horses, no he said but he once told a donkey to **** off. You've got to laugh, I did.