Near Sawrey

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Another sunny day and still lots of Potter Pilgrims about, the crowds should subside now that the Spring Bank holiday draws to a close.
Judy and mum Dorothy arrived yesterday for their annual holiday, Dorothy celebrated her 90th birthday recently.

We had a walk along to Far Sawrey via the footpath by Wilfin Beck and then up Cuckoo Brow lane before returning to the village.

Friday, May 30, 2008

A garden day today,Helen was busy with the guesthouse so I helped Denis, we replaced the soil in the wall tops at Buckle Yeat and then I had an hour at home planting some bedding plants.
In between times a bathroom fan needed replacing so we got one from the electricians in Hawkshead and swapped it.

We had a walk up to up to Moss Eccles and just caught sight of a hot air balloon which eventually headed over towards the Rusland valley. We also spotted a black rabbit in the field at the top of Coopers Lane, pictures of both were impossible to get.

Next Sunday the 8th June there is a sports day and bbq on Tarn Hill playground starting at 2pm everyone is welcome, there will be a raffle, treasure hunt and fun for all the family.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's a bit of milestone today, this is the 1000th post I have done on this blog in almost 3 years, it started as a bit of fun but has developed into a quite good marketing tool with new guests booking through it and existing guests keeping up to date with Sawrey when they return home.

Hill Top has been crazy busy these last two days, selling out of tickets early afternoon both days.

The above pictures are all taken down by Esthwaite Water.

Monday, May 26, 2008

We have had another sunny day but the wind is relentless.
We had a couple of later arrivals so we never got a walk tonight, these are a couple of pictures from our walk last night.

The footpath by Wilfin Beck across to the church in Far Sawrey.

Cuckoo Brow Lane.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another dry sunny day we seem to getting the best of the Bank Holiday weather.
Matthew rang from Mexico, he and Sarah have been snorkeling in the Pacific and will be moving on to Acapulco tomorrow, its a tough old life.
We had a barbecue after work and timed it just right, the sun was just dropping as we finished eating.
I make no apologies for setting off up to Moss Eccles for our walk again tonight, when it is on your doorstep why not!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Denis and Margaret returned home from their holidays last night and so we were able to dash off for some shopping today leaving them in charge.

The weather improved as the day went on and tonight we had a walk up to Moss Eccles.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Busy busy day, a bit of plumbing a bit of electrical, and a lot of gardening, Helen was busy with baking all day,all the arriving guests checked in by 5.30 so we had the chance for a walk through the Castle Wood.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We have just watched Man Utd win the Champions League final by the narrowest of margins, but what a game!

The new permanent sign on Tarn Hill.

We had a quick walk up to Moss Eccles before tea and after the game had a chat to Matthew in Mexico via skype

Monday, May 19, 2008

There was a mini drama in Post office meadow yesterday which I forgot to recount, a duck with 6 or 7 ducklings, which I guess wandered to far away from Wilfin Beck, they were going round and round the field in a bit of a panic, things were made worse by the lambs in the field, they were inquisitive and kept following the ducks around and doing what lambs do ie. jumping and gamboling. After a while they seemed to disappear and hopefully found their way back to the beck.

Buckle Yeat back garden, lots more plants are about to flower.

We had a walk to the fish farm on Esthwaite Water.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It was the May Queen procession this afternoon and it was dry and sunny.

We had text from Matthew in Mexico they have arrived safe and sound and had just one hour delay.
A really nice couple who have been with us all week checked out this morning and left Helen and me a fantastic big box of Thornton's chocolates, mmmm.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Derek and Vicky arrived this morning in time for breakfast and the foursome who took the pictures the other day checked out.
It has been a cool dry day and pretty quiet in the tearooms.
Matthew and Sarah have set off to Mexico this afternoon for a two week holiday, they have a long 10 hour flight and will not land till midnight our time but I think that means 6pm with them.
A full house again tonight with some later arrivals,an American family who hope to be here before 8pm. They have been booked since November last year.They arrived at 10pm

Friday, May 16, 2008

No sun today,a bit cooler but dry.
All action in the village with the National Trust cutting the verges and the council cleaning the drain that caused the problems on Sunday, all before breakfast.

This Sunday is the annual May Fair, organised by the Sawrey,Cunsey and Graythwaite Festivities Committee,the procession leaves Near Sawrey at 2pm for the crowning of the May Queen,there will also maypole dancing, games, raffle and home produce stalls and this all takes place at Braithwaite Hall in Far Sawrey.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

These are yesterday pictures taken with my camera by a regular foursome from the Wirral.

Left to right Moira, Tony, Adrienne,(it's French apparently)

The River Esk

Hardknott valley

Stoney Tarn

Allen (funny spelling)

Eel Tarn

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The fantastic weather carries on with no sign of any change,the village was unusally quiet today and then we realised why, the ferry has been out of action all day whilst the cables across the lake are replaced.

A regular Buckle Yeat foursome have taken the camera with them today so I will sort ou their pictures and post some tomorrow.

Dave, one of the New Year gang called in passing this afternoon to say hello, he was out for a drive in the sunshine.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunshine in Sawrey yet again, this weather is fantastic.
I was giving the hanging baskets a quick watering this morning when Bev, a blue badge guide we know, stopped and introduced me to the American authoress Linda Lear who recently wrote the adult biography of Beatrix Potter which won various literary awards, there is a link to Linda Lears web page on right of this page.

A walk through the bluebell woods this evening and the bluebells seem to have taken a battering in thr thunder storm the other day.

Monday, May 12, 2008

More sunshine today although the air feels a lot fresher after the violent thunder storm of yesterday afternoon.
We had a threesome check in today all the way from Tanzania East Africa, a first for Buckle Yeat I think.

We lit the BBQ tonight and enjoyed our tea sat outside. We then strode up to the tarns and back down to the village.