Trade show

Today saw Hubby and I enjoying a day out at a trade show in Grasmere. We had not meant to go, but our accountant, who was manning a stand there, wanted to see us in order that we might sign off our yearly accounts. It was a bright sunny day, so we had a lovely time enjoying the scenery as we trundled along.

grasmere lake district

Grasmere in the winter, a Lakeland symphony of frost, mist, and water. (Photo by Dave Willis, courtesy of

There were two particular stalls that we wanted to visit. One was our accountant’s and the other was the stand for an online booking platform. Well, we signed off the accounts, and then Hubby and I went to find out more about the internet booking connectivity that was on offer for proprietorial websites. It was better than we had expected! I found out that we could use it straight away even for linking to external sites without having to wait until we were able to put their booking button on our own website. After my post yesterday, when my eyes were practically going round in circles trying to set up our availability on a booking channel, this was good news indeed! Especially since I really want to advertise our availability for late rooms and future bookings.

Whilst at the fair, we came across a stand selling carpets. Our lounge carpet had been damaged through carelessness on a guest’s part. He had spilt red wine on a self-coloured old gold palette. As a result, I thought I would look at prices for replacing the damaged carpet. We are having a carpet shop in to measure up and quote for us on Thursday. However, it will probably be best to get more quotes. We like to use local firms because it is more environmentally friendly. Having seen the carpet stall today, we will likely approach them for our second quote.

loughrigg tarn, lake district

Loughrigg Tarn and the foot of Loughrigg Fell. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Driving back from the fair today, I pointed out a sign to Hubby that read ‘Loughrigg’. The evening was starting to close in by then, otherwise I would have liked to visit Loughrigg. Perhaps that was just as well, since Maddi, our old Pyrenean with the gamy legs, was with us and she would not have been able to go far; although Zack, which was also with us, would have enjoyed the walk. Instead, when we returned to Blenheim Lodge, Hubby took Zack up the fellside at the back of our house where he stretched his legs quite happily.

dales way, bowness on windermere, lake district

A summer photo of The Dales Way Footpath at the back of our house, up which Zack went walking with Hubby this evening. Lake Windermere may be glimpsed through the trees, of which we have excellent views from our guest house, Blenheim Lodge.

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