Near Sawrey

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A very misty morning but as usual with those conditions at this time of the year it means a good day and that's exactly what we have, wall to wall sunshine and not to hot.

Esthwaite Water is down there somewhere!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

We had a great time last night at a hog roast, it was in Peter and Moira's new house in Wray and it was a big success.
Today on a rare bank holiday off we headed to Cartmel races, we had a brilliant afternoon all be it without picking many winners

Friday, August 27, 2010

Another lovely sunny day,  but a bank holiday looming so fingers crossed it lasts.
I took these pictures with my telephone, who needs a camera these days?

Moss Eccles Tarn

Esthwaite Water from Cuckoo Brow lane

Thursday, August 26, 2010

We had some guests in the other day with a very unusual surname, then another couple booked in with the same name, it turned out they were both researching their family tree and although not related they had corresponded in the past, what a small world!!!

Esthwaite Water
Cunsey Beck

Monday, August 23, 2010

All of a sudden without warning Google has changed all the settings and layout on the blog, so bear with me.
We had a walk up to the tarns yesterday and these first pictures are of 3 Dubs Tarn.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A sunny Sunday morning in Sawrey.
Its a good day for the re-opening of Hoad Monument in Ulverston, it has been closed for a number of years and has had a major refurb.
These are a few Buckle Yeat garden shots.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Well its been a better day today,although not as good as the forecasters said, it looks like the sardines will be under the grill and not on the BBQ, Thats a fact not a Eric Cantona type musing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Torrential rain all day!!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I am sure I will grow out of this new gizmo but this is an attempt at a 360 degree view of Near Sawrey, I hope to get better at this.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

This a first attempt at a new feature which should be a great addition to the blog, it does need a bit of work but so far it looks good.

I had an email the other day from someone who asked me to advertise the workshop detailed below.


Become your own healer

Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a 4000 year old set of therapeutic exercises from China with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Practice of Qigong wil gradually clear all meridians (energy lines) in your body, thereby increasing the flow og energy. Doing a session of Qigong is a bit like giving yourself an acapuncture treatment, without the needles. When energy (chi) flows freely, you are well. Simple as that. This vital life force is at the core of our well-being, and big strong muscles are no good if your internal organs are in a mess. Qiogong will train both inner and outer body and will improve all aspects of your physical and mental being. We'll be doing a particular form which is easy to do and learn, so you'll be able to start using some of these exercises at home right away. This means you can start taking charge of your own health instead of always having to rely on other people.


DATE: Sunday 19 September
TIME: 12-3PM
VENUE: Braithwaite Hall, Far Sawrey
FEE: £25
Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided.
For more info please call Sveno on 015394 31519
A BBQ weekend at last, Matthew is home and we had a good long walk yesterday before settling down for the first match of the season against Arsenal, 10 man Liverpool were unlucky,I may be a tad biased.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

At last a bit of sunshine.
We have had family from Luxemburg staying at Buckle Yeat,our first from there,also a first, a family all the way from Whitehaven.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I posted the first calendar out today, all the way to Guy and Jean in Wahroonga Australia.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We had a walk down to Esthwaite Water tonight, a brief dry spell in an otherwise wet day.

The Osprey is back on Esthwaite Water but keep it quiet its a secret.

We still have the Esthwaite Vale 2011 calendars available.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

The new Esthwaite Valley 2011 calendar which has been produced using amateur photographers (we have a couple of pictures used) is now available at £5 + £1 p&p all proceeds will be divided between the Hawkshead and Sawrey church funds, we can take orders using credit cards or cheques, tel 01539436446 or email

We had a walk over Claife Heights this afternoon, we needed to time the walk as we are putting together a few circular walks from Buckle Yeat.

Moss Eccles Tarn

The ferry from Harrowslack

I am guessing this is a young natterjack toad but will be happy to to informed otherwise.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

It turned into a nice sunny evening and we had a quick walk up to the tarns before supper.

The farmers were all busy trying to take advantage of the brief dry spell.

Two classic shots of Moss Eccles Tarn.

A stunning rose in out neighbours garden

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

We had an interesting letter at the weekend, it was from a publisher of the Farm Holiday Guides, last year we took up the offer to place and advert in a publication called Bed & Breakfast Stops in Britain, we got a great deal so took up the offer, this year they want to use the picture in our advert as the cover shot and also give us a free!!!! yes free advert and a credit on the inside cover. Not bad for a snapshot we took in 2006.

The picture in question.

Monday, August 02, 2010

The cosmopolitan theme continues with a group of 8 French motorcyclists checking out this morning, a young couple from Barcelona arriving and tomorrow 6 visitors from California USA are due in.