Near Sawrey

Saturday, October 31, 2009

We had a visit from from some scary people tonight just as it was going dark, what a motley crew!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Only one follower!!! surely not. Come on don't be shy

A real autumn day, we have had a great couple of months on the weather front, better than our summer, but that was easy to beat.
Hill Top is open today, its not normally on a Friday but its half term and getting to the end of the season.

I got the lawnmower out for the last cut today and started on preparing a marrow bed for next years show, I will have to have a word with Roger or Chris from Far Sawrey, they seem to be the experts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am still basking in the glow of the footy scores at the weekend, well until tomorrow when Liverpool play Arsenal,I live in hope.
The village is busy this week, it is the last week of hill top which will close on Sunday.
We plan to get away tomorrow and source some wallpaper and fabrics for new curtains, it,s like the Forth Road bridge at Buckle Yeat there is always one room ready for a make-over.

A new feature on the blog is "followers" link on the right, lets see how many we can add.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We had a deluge overnight and most of the day but at last the rain eased the sun came out (briefly) and we headed up to Moss Eccles to take these pictures of the stunning autumn colours.
The wind is getting up tonight and a lot of the leaves will be down by morning.

Clocks go back 1 hour tonight.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It was so dark this morning when I set off to Buckle Yeat, sat on our doorstep was a hedgehog, when I came out of the door the security light came on and startled the poor little creature, it decided to take refuge under our car and that was fine except in the next 5 minutes Helen would be following me in the car, I had to gently fish or should I say roll out the hedgehog and take him or her (not an expert on the sex of hedgehogs)down the garden to safety.

Off across the ferry to Kendal this afternoon for an opticians appointment

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yesterday rain ceased late afternoon and just for a brief moment the sun came out as it dropped down and lit up the autumn colours.

Today so far it is dry but a lot cooler, Derek and Vicky headed off home this morning,we will not see them till the spring when they return to Sawrey.

We took all the hanging baskets down this morning, they were beginning to look a bit scruffy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

After all the good weather the rain is here with a vengance.
We are a bit quiet this week on the B&B front but busy next week which is half term.

I experimented with the camera this morning and took this picture in the dining room.

Friday, October 16, 2009

What a fantastic day, it was the summer we never had.

All incoming guests told us they would not be arriving till late so we the chance to have a long walk.
We headed to Coniston, parked by the school and set off up the Walna Scar road.
We went through the car park and carried on the track taking you behind Coniston Old Man and past Goats Water which is a tarn that is trapped between Dow Crag and the Old Man. We started the climb to the summit and fantastic views before descending down the zig zag path past Low Water, we could see Levers Water where I believe our water supply comes from.
We continued down past the old mine workings and followed Levers Water beck down into Coniston. No apologies for lots of pictures

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another misty damp morning and it never changed all day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The dry weather continues in the lakes.
Helen was reading her Cumbrian Magazine today and came across some photos by a local photographer called Mark Laird,there are some stunning pictures on his web site I have added a link on the right.

Claife heights emerging from the early morning mist.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another fine day with plenty of sunshine, we managed a walk up to Moss Eccles in the evening, we had left Mr McGregor out and Vicky and Jan being concerned for his well being kindly carried him indoors.

Just as we got back down into the village we saw Graham from Fold Farm in Far Sawrey moving some cattle through the village so we stood in the entrance of Buckle Yeat car park to stop them going in there.
We have had a few misty mornings these last few days and that usually means a sunny day.Any rain has been overnight and the forecast looks good for this week.
It was drawn to our attention yesterday that the blog along with Helen and myself get a mention in the Beatrix Potter Society newsletter.

We have Derek and Vicky in this week and they have met up with old friends Jan and Jeff, in fact this weekend most guests had met before on other visits to Buckle Yeat, some lasting friendships have been forged here.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

We are in the throes of a fantastic indian summer and the lakes are looking wonderful.
We had a really nice couple in all the way from Brazil, when they left this morning they gave a couple of souvenirs from Brazil one was a piece of cross stitch which read "Bom Dia" meaning good morning in Portuguese and the other was a jar of Nescafe, well they say there is an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A miserable day weather wise and not to good on the booking front either, 4 rooms cancelled for next week, all unrelated so next week was full now almost half empty, that's the nature of the game.
Jan and Jeff, some of our regulars have a new camera so they took all these shots yesterday in the sunshine, they are all in the Tarn Hows area.