13 January 2019  I'm not very good at adding to this blog!  I have at last added some photos to the Gallery. The cottage is fine - just had a new hob installed for the kitchen and bought a new kettle, along with some decorating, new handles and lock on the front door.  Bookings are coming on nicely; interestingly although in the last two years around half our bookings were through the agents, Cumbrian Cottages, this year they are mostly directly with us.  Weather so far this winter has been unusually dry, but cold weather with snow has been forecast for next week...  I'll wait and see.

15 June 2015  At last! Tony's completed ascent of all 214 Wainwright summits in the Lake District.  It has taken 27 years but there was never any rush.

14 December 2015 Star Wars had its premiere and I wonder how many people realise that some of the backgrounds were filmed in the Lake District.  This shot is definitely over Derwentwater and others were taken over Thirlmere.

12 December 2015
Flooding went down very quickly here but the effects will be causing problems for months to come.  Fortunately Chapel Field is high enough to be OK so far.  Pictures here show the road to Keswick and nearby farmland. floods 1floods 2

22 April 2015
Heard the first cuckoo, swallows swooping low over the fields & lambs popping out all over.  I guess it must be spring.
3 April 2015 Well the big news is that I've spent the last several days completely re-jigging the web site. It's now 'mobile friendly' which means there's less information, but it should be easier to read on a mobile phone or iPad.

8 February 2015 Winter fell viewYou have to be brave to book a holiday in the Lake District in February, chances are it’ll be raining the whole time. But the last two weeks or so have been stunning; ok a little snow at first, but since then we have had no rain or snow and many very sunny days. Chilly, yes, but with the sun sparkling off the snow on the fells and crystal clear visibility it has been wonderful walking weather. Shame there’s been no guests in the cottage to enjoy it, but that’s February for you.

5 July 2011 We wondered why our bird food was disappearing so quickly until I saw this, one of Borrowdale's most treasured squirrel