Near Sawrey

Monday, August 31, 2009

This is a picture taken by a lady who stayed with us last September,she was going through her holiday snaps and this one took her eye, it is a great shot and it is always good to use someone elses photos.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A couple of early morning shots on the way to work this morning

Friday, August 28, 2009

All in all we have had pretty hectic week with one thing and another, a mixed bag on the weather front, it feels autumnal today not August Bank Holiday weather.
We had a lot of departures this morning so Helen has been busy all day with the laundry and I have made a garden bench using some old cast iron bench ends that belonged to Helen's great grandfather, nothing to elaborate, Im no joiner, I just bought some ready cut wood and drilled a few holes, painted the cast iron and put it all together but it looks quite good.
No walk tonight it is pouring down again.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The village did not seem as busy today although Hill Top did sell out of tickets as per usual.

Moss Eccles for the walk tonight, a stunning sunny evening but the forecast is all about the tail of hurricane Bill passing through tomorrow, we will see.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunshine today and these are a few pictures of the garden at the back of Buckle Yeat

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A sunny Saturday, Matthew is home for the weekend so with his help I got the grass cut at Buckle Yeat and at home and at Denis and Margaret's.

We have a good crowd in as usual at Buckle Yeat, including a threesome from Kentucky USA,and a family attending a christening in Far Sawrey.
There was a local wedding in far Sawrey today and they were blessed with the weather.

We had a walk up to Moss Eccles before tea.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A busy week and not great weather so any good pictures are not easy to come by.

We had the lady who made our Mr McGregor stay at Buckle Yeat last night, she is called Lynn and has become a friend of ours,its really funny how friendships begin.

We have had a few messages recently from Atlanta USA, again from guests who have become friends, what a great job we have!

Thursday is now the Westmorland Gazette day after years and years being a Friday publication.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another mixed day weather wise but the sun did eventually shine and we had a walk round by St Peters in Far Sawrey, the walk took longer than usual because we met a few people we knew and so stopped for a chat.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wet and windy this morning but the sun came out late afternoon and made a decent day of it.
Rusland Show today and they will of been glad of the sunshine. Tomorrow it is the Lakeland Country Fair at Torver,( and Hawkshead Show ( on Tuesday so lets hope the sun keeps on shining.
We had a quick walk up to the tarns and the blackberries are just ripening ready to be picked.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A couple of greetings for my birthday, the first from my niece's and the second from some Japanese guests who seem to remember my birth date, but thank you to you all.

I also had a call and a card from Judy & Dorothy aka the Golden Girls and a email from Atlanta USA

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yesterday was an awful day weather wise then last night it cleared and we had a good walk up to the tarns, today the reverse, it was sunny this morning and the rain set in at about 3pm.
Hill Top is very very busy this week and it shows no sign of slowing down, they have been selling out of tickets at about 1.30pm today there was even a queue to have a picture taken with Mr McGregor on the bench outside Buckle Yeat.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

We had a surprise visit from Matthew this weekend which was great, so yesterday we all went on a long walk over the tops and back along the lake shore before climbing up ferry hill and ending up Tower Bank Arms for a couple of cool pints of beer before
heading home for Helen's fantastic lasagna.
Today me and Matthew did a bit of tidying up in the garden and Helen had mounds of washing to do at Buckle Yeat.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Today the date is 07/08/09 and at precisely 12.34.56 pm we had the spooky time line 123456789 interesting eh!!
A busy day at Buckle Yeat with yet another almost full turnout of guests, but all the incoming arrived by 6pm.
The farmers have all been busy cutting grass these last 2 days so with a bit of luck the weather will hold till they get it all gathered in.

These are a couple more of the interior shots we received by email the other day, great pictures.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

At last the sun has arrived and so no excuses for lots of pictures, tonight we even lit the bbq. Although we had a mini drama, we were sat out with a refreshing drink, relaxing and reading the papers this evening with the bbq set and ready to light when all of a sudden there was deafening explosion, the disposable lighter I had brought out to light the bbq had exploded just inches from us, it had been in the sun for a few minutes but that must be the case all over the world and the sun was hardly extreme.

After our supper we had a walk up to Moss Eccles and both commented on the amount of berries on the Mountain Ash or Rowan trees.

These are a couple of shots especially for long standing guests Mark and Carole from Purley, we think of them every time we head that way.

At last the farmers are able to get some grass cut.

The swallows are looking like they are planning to leave.

Monday, August 03, 2009

This was a picture of the range in Buckle Yeat dining room sent by some guests who stayed in May. It looks very professional.