As I hoped in my post yesterday, Bowness has been fairly dry today, and pretty with fairy lights strung up to welcome visitors. The weather is mild, with no imminent precipitation or high winds that I can discern. In fact, it feels more like autumn than winter at present.
When I was out at 5:30 pm today, I noticed a decent number of people on the streets in Windermere, a mile south of Bowness-on-Windermere, and Bowness itself. Restaurants and pubs were open and shop fronts were lit up. On the streets, families and couples strolled hand in hand, as they pondered upon which restaurants to patronise. And in front of a store, I saw some young people grouped together, perhaps deliberating on how best to spend their evening.
At Blenheim Lodge, we are gearing up for visitors, most of whom will begin their New Year break with us on 29th December. At present, we still have some late availability for couples, singles and families. We only offer bed and breakfast at Blenheim Lodge, but guests will find many eateries within a 2-5 minute walk of our guest house.
Tomorrow will be the big day for ordering or buying stuff in for the New Year. I will need to put in orders with our local butcher, who cures his own bacon and makes his own sausages. I will also need to advise our local dairy regarding the pints of milk and number of eggs I will require during the holidays. Deliveries are usually made daily, but I think that we will likely need to pre-order three days’ worth of goods because the delivery men would like a break over New Year too!
Well, the 28th will be our last day for enjoying our short Christmas break before we plunge back into work on the 29th. I shall spend tomorrow picking up on work that I did not manage to do over the Christmas period, such as getting in touch with Microsoft Support to sort out my Microsoft Office package, which keeps crashing and causing my computer to crash in the process! Perhaps, after weeks of problems, the support staff might be able to resolve this issue.
Meanwhile, Hubby and I shall look forward to meeting up with some previous guests this New Year when they return for a 3-night break to stay with us again. It is always nice to welcome back happy guests. In this case, our previous guests are also bringing some friends along with them. And we are looking forward to meeting them!
Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’