Near Sawrey

Saturday, July 31, 2010

We had a visit from Dorothy this morning, her and her sister-in-law Irene are going to a wedding in Hawkshead so they called in for coffee.

The fire engine came wailing into the village with blue lights flashing, it promptly turned around and went back again, a false alarm at Hill Top, I guess Beatrix has burnt the toast again.

Friday, July 30, 2010

We had a funny incident the other morning at breakfast, regulars Derek and Vicky have a newspaper every morning and leave their 50p for the paper on their table after breakfast to pay for it, 3 American ladies noticed this money and thought it was the done thing to leave some change for the waiter and left some coins on their table. I left it till next morning and explained to them although it was very kind of them to leave me a tip,the change was for the paper.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It would have been Beatrix Potters birthday today and the staff at Hill Top have this morning planted the brand new rose called "Beatrix Potter" in Hill Top garden, the rose was sponsored by the Beatrix Potter Society to celebrate the society's 30th birthday

This one of our regular guests Vicky who is on the Beatrix Potter Society committee and played a big part in the choosing and the organising of the rose.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just a thought, why would we want to advertise on a site promoting B&B in Ireland?? They are offering us a very good deal though!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday we had rain all afternoon and today has been dry but cloudy, The Windermere Airshow has been affected by the weather the Red Arrows were due this afternoon but they have cancelled.
We took these pictures on sunny Friday afternoon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pictures taken last night on a walk up to Moss Eclles on a fantastic sunny evening.
We had fresh tuna steaks for tea, on the wrapping it said the tuna was dolphin friendly!!!!! They must be from the same school!! Get it!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

At last we have a dry day, well so far so good.
These are a couple of pictures of two families who have been very patient with the bad weather

This family are from Switzerland.

This family are from Japan.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The rain continues and shows little sign of stopping.
We have 6 Japanese guests in and none of them have a car so we really feel for them in this crazy weather.
These pictures below are of a bridge damaged in the November floods and it is just being repaired.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rain rain and more rain, as regular blog readers know I do not take pictures in the rain.
We have just watched the weather forecast and the man said we could all have some useful rain by the weekend, great!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lots of rain overnight and lots more today, then all of a sudden the rain stopped the sun came out and off we went for a 2 hour walk.
I am not a golfer but I am keeping and eye on the Open and an English player Paul Casey is in contention so its getting interesting

These three pictures are of our walk down the Dub and through to Cunsey before heading back into the village.

Friday, July 16, 2010

What a night!!!! torrential rain and gale force winds. The electric power went off about 5am but fortunately was soon back on in time for breakfast.
It is a bit like United Nations at Buckle Yeat this week with guests from Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Ireland and a few from England.

A couple of pictures taken on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We had Lynne from Trawden staying last night, she is the lady who made the Mr McGregor we have sitting on the bench raising money for the children's playground (almost £5000 to date)
As usual she came bearing gifts,this handmade writing set for Helen, all her own work.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Well done Spain in the World Cup and well done Paul the octopus, do you know next weeks lotto numbers?
A better day with no rain and glimpses of sun and blue sky.

Moss Eccles tarn above the village.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

At last the rain has stopped, we have a quiet couple of days the early part of the next week and then it starts to get really busy,

World Cup final tonight.I might have a bet, Paul the psychic octopus is going for the Spanish so its got be worth a few squid

Friday, July 09, 2010

It was always going to happen the hosepipe ban comes into force and the rain starts to fall.

In the latest issue of the Westmorland Gazette there is a article about a hotel in the lakes who have introduced a "No rain" pledge between July 5th and September 30th anyone staying at the hotel between those dates will receive as much as £100 if a single drop of rain should fall on the roof of the hotel, as I sit and write this and listen to the rain fall steadily on the conservatory roof I wonder if the genius who thought up that idea is still gainfully employed, I hope so.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The flowers at home are looking good, tomorrow we have a hosepipe ban with a £1000 fine for flouting the law, we will have to be busy with the watering cans at Buckle Yeat from now on.

House for sale in Sawrey, any offers?

Monday, July 05, 2010

There is a project to reintroduce the Red Kite into Grizedale Forest, chicks will be brought to the forest over a the next 3 years and released in an attempt build up a colony in the area.

Friday, July 02, 2010

In the local press it is all talk of hosepipe bans and the flooded village of Mardale making a re-appearance,the last time it was this dry was 2003 before that it was 1995 when we took Matthew up and had a walk around the remains of the village, we have photos but not of the digital format, how times change.