Near Sawrey

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A trip to Kendal today for some Easter shopping, before we went we had a quick look for the Sawrey Easter egg to no avail.
Morecambe Bay Shrimps for tea tonight with some crusty bread and wild rocket,delicious!!!
We can recommend the aforementioned famous Morecambe Bay Shrimps and there is a link on the right.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Denis and I had a run down to a nursery near Pilling in Lancashire about an hours trip, to pick up some plants we had ordered,we buy plug geraniums and begonias and grow them on in the greenhouse for the wall tops and hanging baskets.

Helen and I had a walk down to the lake after we got back and just got home before
this storm arrived.

Tomorrow at 10am sees the map go live indicating the position of the easter eggs in the Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt. Link on the right.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Great news, the clocks went forward last night so British Summer Time is here.
Not so great news, snow and frost forecast for the coming week.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Phew!! the garage rang yesterday and the car was all fixed and ready to go, nowhere near as bad as I feared.
Denis gave me a lift in and I picked it up and came back over the ferry, a really spooky mist was settling on the lake

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A break in the weather this afternoon we headed up to Moss Eccles.

Someone took a wrong turn!!
We found this mess at the side of the Tarn, a fire and assorted rubbish.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday morning mist burning off to leave a sunny afternoon.

I went to John Lennon Airport in Liverpool to pick up Denis and Margaret on their return from Spain, it went well till I listened to Man Utd beat Liverpool and then the car misbehaved big time and I ended up doing the final leg in a recovery vehicle whilst our Stuart and Rachel came and picked up their grand parents.

Dentist today, where did the last 6 months go?
The dentist is in Ambleside and I took these two pics on my phone.

Friday, March 19, 2010

All of a sudden the garden is coming to life, I spent a few hours weeding and tidying up at Buckle Yeat.

We had an interesting conversation with a guest this morning who was convinced she had seen a couple of ghosts in her room one being a black cat and the other a lady dressed in clothes from Beatrix Potter days, she was very relaxed about it and was not in any way frightened, watch this space,who knows it might turn into a tourist attraction.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today was a bit gloomy but yesterday was stunning so these are our pictures from our walk on the lower slopes of the Old Man of Coniston.

Scrow Beck

A great resting point overlooking Coniston Water

Its hard to believe but this footpath was once a railway line. It ran from Coniston To Broughton and then joined the Furness line, it closed to passengers in 1958 and goods in 1962

The view from our coffee stop the excellent Jumping Jenny restaurant at Brantwood.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This is a picture that came through last night taken by the window cleaner with a camera, more of his work by clicking the link on the right,"when I'm not cleaning windows"

High Street

Monday, March 15, 2010

A busy day today as we painted the kitchen at Buckle Yeat, all the painting done now for this year, everything spick and span and ready for the new season.
I tried to watch the football online tonight and had to give in when Liverpool made it 3-0 and I missed all the goals.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sorry to keep repeating myself but yet another sunny day.

Helen created three stunning flower arrangements for me to take to Ulverston and put on Mums, Grans and Helens Aunt Janets graves for Mothers Day tomorrow.

This is the now famous statue of one of Ulverstons favorite sons Stan Laurel with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy.

Another famous Ulverston icon, Hoad Monument on top of Hoad Hill, the monument has been undergoing a massive refurbishment and is near to completion.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sawrey has gone live on Google street map, click on the link and see sunny Sawrey.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good news for the village this week, Sawrey Stores has reopened and is selling newspapers,groceries,fresh meat and all sorts of goodies.
A couple of properties have come on the market, one in Near Sawrey and one in Far Sawrey.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Yet more sunshine and so even more pictures, we had to take the car into Hawkshead for a couple of new tyres, we left the car at the garage and walked up behind the church up vicarage lane and into Grizdale Forest.We walked on the forest roads to High Cross and on to Tarn Hows, a 5 minute rest with a flask of coffee and back down to Hawkshead via Rose Castle.

Rose Castle

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Another dry sunny weekend, yesterday I put the recent silver award up and today planted up 7 hanging baskets which will be going out in a few days if the weather warms up.

A couple of interesting arrivals today, a Chinese girl who was keen to to put some logs on the fire, to see what it was like!!! and a couple and their young lad who had been up to Cockermouth to pick up a 7 1/2 ton recovery vehicle they had bought on Ebay!! they had their own car on the back of it.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Another wonderful sunny day and after a visit to the garden center to buy some plants we headed on a long walk up Stock Ghyll Force, the views were stunning, we extended the walk up to High Sweden Bridge before walking back down into Ambleside.
Apologies for lots and lots of pictures.

Two pictures of the Stock Gyhll waterfalls

Looking up towards the top of the "struggle" and Kirkstone Pass