Near Sawrey

Friday, April 30, 2010

We had a walk through the woods tonight and the bluebells are just starting to flower,about 3 weeks later than usual, in the next week they will be magnificent

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We had a drive over to fantastic garden center near Penrith called Larch Cottage, we came back via the shores of Ullswater and over Kirkstone.


The "struggle" winding down towards Ambleside

Monday, April 26, 2010

We had a different walk this afternoon, we parked at Moor Top and walked over to Brantwood on the shores of Coniston and had a bite to eat at Jumping Jenny's before heading back.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A busy weekend despite of the Icelandic volcano, in fact busy because of said volcano.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sorry to be a bit predictable but what another stunning sunny day.
Its also a great forecast for the weekend and on Saturday there is a run from Hawkshead over the Claife Heights, check out the link on the right.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fantastic sunny weather why would anyone want to be abroad????
Rooms still available this weekend

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just been watching Sky news and they have been predicting a "very hung" parliment they have changed tack and are now calling it a "completely hung" parliment, I just wonder if they will be calling it "well" before long

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The dry weather continues.
Off out tonight its neieghbour Heathers 21st bash at the Sawrey House, should be good.

Friday, April 16, 2010

We had our first volcano related cancellation this week!!! if it was not so serious it would be hilarious, "we have to cancel because of a volcano in Iceland!"
Another chapter for the book.
Meanwhile the skies are clear and blue in Sawrey.

A new arrival at Hill Top farm bearing the H mark, is it H for Hill Top or maybe Heelis?

Tomorrow at Braithwaite Hall 2pm is a trash and treasure sale in aid of hall funds, all welcolme.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A quick trip to garden center this afternoon, Lucy's in Grange aka Grange Garden Center.

It was trip back in time for me, when I was a kid we used to go to Grange on the train most summer Sundays and spend the day in the now derelict seawater outdoor swimming pool, it was always ffffreezing!!!
In those days it was Grange-over-Sands but these days the sand seems a long way away.

Not to sure what this wind sock is all about.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A couple of shots of Esthwaite Water

An instantly recognisable flower.

A mystery flower, any ideas let us know.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another cracking sunny day and a couple of funny incidents, first Denis had 3 text messages in a short period of time each more pleading than the last and all asking "mum lend me £200 for my flight home" the sender then rang and very soon realised he had the wrong number all the time, oops!
Then an almighty domestic row on the Hill Top car park with lady screaming and wailing, she was Chinese so I am unable to tell you the subject of the altercation but boy it sounded bad.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A fantastic sunny day, Helen and I had a bet on the National and I got 2nd and Helen got 4th so we got our money back and a little bit of profit.

The raised beds are starting to take shape.

I am just settling down to watch El Clasico on tv its the hotly disputed Real Madrid v Barcelona football match in La Liga

Friday, April 09, 2010

A fantasic forecast for the weekend and it is Grand National day tomorrow the greatest steeplechase in the world, for what its worth here are my tips for the big race, the first is "Dusty Carpet" never been beaten! and a good each way bet could be "Creosote" good over fences.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A walk up to Moss Eccles and then down into Far Sawrey to call into Sawrey Stores to pick up our bread order, great bread on offer at Sawrey Stores these days, it come from Grange Bakery and it is delicious.

The raised beds for the veg garden are taking shape and will be ready for planting early next week, we have planted some seeds in the greenhouse to give ourselves a head start.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A sunny spring day and off to Kendal for a couple of haircuts, thats one each not two for me.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Another full house at Buckle Yeat with a big turnout this morning, all incoming guests have arrive except one couple who have been on the phone and are stuck in traffic on the M6

Far Sawrey from Castle Wood.

Matthew and Sarah got home safely yesterday, they took this picture on a walk above Coniston on Sunday.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Proot that sun has been shining over the weekend.