Near Sawrey

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A bit cooler this morning but dry at the moment a full house tonight and its a  busy half term, Mr McGregor is out on the bench for the last few days before Hill Top closes on Sunday and the village reverts back to winter tranquility.

Monday, October 28, 2013

A bit damp and blustery but the big storm never arrived here, these are some pictures of  Tarn Hows on Sunday taken by regular customers Pam and Bernard 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Clocks went back last night so dark quite early tonight, no camera on my way to work so these pics are not very good but very autumnal, hopefully the promised storm misses us.

Quite an arty shot don't you think?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Heavy rain overnight but its drying up nicely this afternoon which means back into the garden for me and try to get things tidied up for the oncoming winter, Autumn has just arrived with a vengeance.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

No parking problems with this little number.

Friday, October 18, 2013

We had a Japanese film crew in the village at breakfast time  making a documentary about who else but Beatrix Potter.

 When I sneakily took this picture the camera flashed and the guy in the headphones whoa if looks could kill.

This the star of the program, I think her name is Keiko maybe our Japanese readers recognise her of course she was a bit star struck and insisted on her her picture taken with me.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Breaking News Esthwaite Water on the market

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Apparently today is the 100th anniversary of Mr and Mrs Hellis aka Beatrix Potter all sorts of events happening in the village.

Mr McGregor with his anniversary button hole and a couple of sisters from the land of OZ
They are saying Hi Katy

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A busy boon day in the garden yesterday cutting back shrubs and trees, we now have the biggest pile of rubbish to get rid of, in fact 3 piles of rubbish!! Hopefully a mate is coming round later with a tractor and trailer, he should be able to park on Hill Top car park as it quietens down and then we can throw all the branches over the wall onto the trailer.

The front garden still looking remarkably colourful

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

A number of years ago the Beatrix Potter Society published an illustrated map of the village for members only, they have now decided to make them available to anyone, they are in paperback format A4 size and contain a pictorial map of the properties in Near Sawrey with a short history of each property. We have a number available and they are priced £5 each  + £1 postage and packing  (overseas postage will vary). there is a limited number as it is no longer in print, just get in touch if anyone would like one.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Crazy busy lately and never seem to have had time for a decent walk or blog, its the time of year, we are in the final straight of the season.
We have had a couple of walks these last few days and of course went without the camera! anyway we took this picture of the Atlanta bench with my phone the vegetation has grown back around the bench giving it a more natural look I think