Near Sawrey

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This first picture was sent by the Japanese family in the previous post and the second one was taken on my phone down by the ferry.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This picture was sent by a very friendly Japanese family who stayed with us early on in the season.

Friday, September 24, 2010

 I found these images on a Japanese web site, a travel blog I think, they are pictures from Beatrix Potter books alongside current photographs.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A few shots taken at both the Sawrey and Bowness side of the ferry




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The churches of Hawkshead and Sawrey have joined together in joint fund raising they are working towards the upkeep and work of both Churches, they have produced a calendar "The Esthwaite Valley" which amateur photographers of the villages have entered their photographs all local scenes, the calendar is for sale £5 plus a extra £1 for postage and packing are available from Mrs Elizabeth Mallett, Esthwaite How Farmhouse, Near Sawrey,Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LB  
Tel 015394 36450
 details are available on

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Today was the Sawrey Marrow Show held in the Braithwaite Hall and raising funds for the Hall, it was very well attended and on show were some massive exhibits.
Roger had the biggest in fact I think it is a Sawrey record

Roger with this years winning marrow an incredible 115 lbs

Roland this years judge

 The presentation ceremony


 Not sure who was responsible for this cheeky entry

Friday, September 17, 2010

We have had a couple of good sunny days and so we had a bit of a boon day in the garden with the help of our nephew Stuart with his hedge trimmer.
It is the Sawrey Marrow Show tomorrow followed by Rogers stag night, it could prove interesting!!
The ferry is out of action for some reason today.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

 A full house with no departures and  no arrivals today, a rare occurrence. A wet start but the sun did shine later in the day and the forecast is not to bad.
We had another positive trip advisor review this week, many thanks you know who you are.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A couple of pictures sent today by Peter from Wolverhampton otherwise known as Bradda
The first is Grasmere and the second is Hill Top garden

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I am not sure if we need so many road markings on a quiet country, but there you go.

Autumn colours are starting to show

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

It has been yet another sunny day in Sawrey, we had a walk down to Esthwaite Water and it was a stunning evening.

This is a very big fungi, no jokes please.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Heavy rain overnight but not a bad day at all, football was on tonight with England playing the Swiss, Rooney scored!!! well he would wouldn't he.
A full house tonight with lots of regulars in.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

The guests arriving today rang and said they were going to be a bit late so we the chance for a quick walk down the Dub lane and through the woods to the church then back along the side of Wilfin Beck and into Near Sawrey.
It has threatened rain for the last hour or two but nothing yet. 

Friday, September 03, 2010

And the Indian summer continues with another fantastic sunny day.
This first picture was early this morning as the mist was rising off Esthwaite Water

We had a walk up to Moss Eccles tonight and through the wonders of modern technology we took a call from Bonnie in Atlanta USA confirming a return visit in July,I said I would give her a mention on the blog, oh and Mary Ann will be visiting as well.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Another misty morning giving way to a fantastic sunny day.
I overheard a funny conversation at the Hill Top ticket office yesterday, a family dispute was brewing, the youngster clearly wanted to go to the playground and the mum was explaining they needed to go to the pub first and buy the tickets for the playground, that child is going to grow up confused!!