Near Sawrey

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We have a couple of rooms free this weekend which is unusual for us, I think Mothers Day on Sunday maybe giving people other things to do.
So a special offer is available book a minimum of 2 days between now 27th Feb and 13th March quoting the password "Miss Potter" and you qualify for 10% discount, just give us a ring on 01539436446 or email by clicking on the link on the right.

Did the earth move for you? We never felt any movements from last nights earthquake, we had an email from Matthew and have spoke to him tonight and he says the house shook and it woke him up, he didn't know what was happening till the morning when he put the TV on.

Later on this afternoon we had a drive up to Tarn Hows for a walk and some different pictures, it was quiet up there but the sun just dropped behind the clouds as we got there.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I am not sure what happened yesterday re the blog we had 5 times more hits than any other day, they were from all over the world and I suspect the blog was featured on the blogger web site yesterday.
We also had a few extra comments as well and that fits in, the more the merrier.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill,it closed as a business in 1971 when plastic bobbins insured the end of the wooden bobbin, the site was purchased by English Heritage in 1983 and renovated and opened as a working museum.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A dry bright start to the day but as we managed a walk round by Cunsey the rain arrived and carried on after dark.
We have a young guest returning to Buckle Yeat today by the name of Harvey,he and his family stayed with us a few years ago and we got on like a house on fire, I feel I have known young Harvey for many years, the thing is Harvey is still only 7 years old(going on 30).

Saturday, February 23, 2008

It's hard taking good photos on dreary dull days but if we wait for the sun to return we might as well give up.
We had a full house this morning and after a busy day yesterday when we painted the lounge we took the chance this afternoon to get out and have walk.
Roger and his mate Chris have been and repaired the chimney tops on Buckle Yeat, Roger came this morning and secured and new chimney pot and cowl on the lounge flue.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sorry about the lack of photos but the last two days have been grey and dreary.
Yesterday was freezing all day and today mild and cloudy, as I write this the wind is getting up and blowing hard.

We had a trip to Kendal and then into Ulverston to see my Aunty Margaret, it's a bit confusing because Helen's Aunty Margaret is not on top form either.

We have had Roger and Chris, the master builders in replacing the topping on a couple of flues at Buckle Yeat.

We have an early start in the morning, we plan to paint the lounge at Buckle Yeat and have guests arriving later in the day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

After yet another freezing cold night it turned into a fantastic sunny day.
We decided to have a walk up in the Langdales so after we had cleared up after breakfast at Buckle Yeat we set off and parked at Elterwater and then walked up Great Langdale valley with stunning views of the Langdale Pikes.

Great Langdale Beck

The church at Chapel Stile

When we reached The New Dungeon Gyhll we set off back along Lingmore fell on the other side of the valley, the sun had not reached some of the fell and the footpath was a bit like the Cresta run so we had to be very careful, I'm not good on ice.

No apologies for the number of photos, these are but a few of the ones we clicked today.

Monday, February 18, 2008

These pictures were all taken today, what a difference a few hours make.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

FA cup day today and Liverpool's season takes yet another knock, losing at home to Barnsley is not good but good luck and well done to Barnsley. Things can only get better it's a little known Italian outfit next at Anfield I think they are called Inter Milan!!!

Another fantastic sunny day after a sharp frost and tonight is predicted to be even colder.
We had awalk through the woods and spotted a fox sneaking across our path.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A full house at Buckle Yeat with no late arrivals, a mix of regulars and first time visitors.

The last two days have been cold and frosty over night but then developing into sunny crisp days.
Cumbria County Council contractors have been busy these last few days passing through the village patching and renewing damaged parts of the road surface, a few years ago they filled a gully outside Buckle Yeat and so stopped the rain water reaching the drain and causing a slight problem in the house, we have tried in vain to get them to sort it and when I saw them working right outside I thought we had cracked it, too easy though they can't touch it without a "ticket" I have phoned head office in Carlisle but I don't have a lot of confidence.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We had a few jobs to catch on at Buckle Yeat this morning and then late on in the afternoon set off up to Moss Eccles, on the Tarn Hill playground we met Jane and the kids from Belle Green Farm,we had a talk to them and then set off, the kids Louise,Helen and Reuban decided to come with us. Louise wanted to take photos, Reuban wanted to tell us all about his farming and Helen is just Helen.

My assistant photographer Louise, aged 8 took these pictures above.