‘To My Dear and Loving Husband’

tarn hows lake district

A couple on a walk at beautiful Tarn Hows during Winter. (Photo courtesy of http://www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

I found this poem by Anne Bradstreet today which I thought was an absolutely wonderful way to encapsulate what Valentine’s Day stands for as we come up to 14th February:

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more then whole Mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

(www.theromantic.com)

On Valentine’s Day, couples and would-be couples around the world are given the opportunity – nay, practically handed the occasion on a plate – to take that step forward in love: to offer their love to each other; to show their love for each other; to affirm their love for each other. We all show our love and appreciation for that special someone in our lives in a myriad of ways: from making a brew for the tired loved one who comes home after work to doing the washing up; from cooking that particular culinary delight which our other halves find especially tasty to remembering that ‘my spouse likes this particular ice cream’ when doing the weekly shop. All these little things, mundane though they be, reflect how much we cherish each other.

Couple on Ullswater jetty by Tony West. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District National Park. It is a 40-minute ride from Blenheim Lodge to this beautiful lake.

Couple on Ullswater jetty by Tony West. Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District National Park. It is a 40-minute ride from Blenheim Lodge to this beautiful lake.

But Valentine’s Day also provides couples with that perfect excuse not to do the dishes nor to go grocery shopping. Instead, it can set one’s mind whirring with more exciting us-time ventures: such as romantic drives through amazing scenery; gentle to more vigorous walks by lakes or rivers, through woodlands, on fells; enjoyable togetherness exploring quaint villages and towns; shared experiences wandering through historical homes and gardens; or perhaps even more adventurous options like riding on Shire horses, climbing a mountain, canoeing in a lake, mountain-biking through forest tracks and up fells; and so on. One could possibly say that the importance of Valentine’s Day is its call to couples in the midst of their busy lives not to take each other for granted, but to make time for each other so that each person feels special in the other’s eyes. And heart! 

Enjoy a romantic meal for two together. (Photo by Dave Willis.)

Enjoy a romantic meal for two together. (Photo by Dave Willis.)

What better way then is there to ensure that couples make time for each other than to indulge in a twosome breakaway? And if you wish to spend that us-time in scenic environs, then the Lake District National Park would be hard to beat. There are fells and lakes, pretty villages and great food, and lots to explore and enjoy.

An amazing view of Lake Windermere from most of our rooms at Blenheim Lodge. Do come and visit with us for a quiet, relaxing break.

An amazing view of Lake Windermere and Old Bowness from most of our rooms at Blenheim Lodge. It is only a 5-minute walk to Bowness centre and Lake Windermere from our Lake District B&B. Do come and visit with us for a quiet, relaxing romantic break.

Are you are looking for that quiet and relaxing Valentine’s retreat? Why not come stay at Blenheim Lodge B&B? We can offer great views of lake and mountains from your rooms, comfy beds with private en-suite facilities, local produce in our home-cooked breakfasts, and a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home!

The Attic, a bedroom at Blenheim Lodge guest house, with Louis XV bed.

The Attic is on the second floor of our guest house and guests staying in this characterful room will enjoy panoramic views of Lake Windermere from the Velux window.

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.’

Visit our website: www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440

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