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Monthly Archives: June 2010

A needless moment of panic

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I’ve just nipped out of the office to lunch, leaving my mobile behind. Returning to my desk, I notice a missed call. Immediately panic sets in as I recognise the number – it’s our current guests. Worried as to what might be wrong, I call back and am thankfully instantly re-assured that there isn’t a problem. Phew!

On the contrary – they’re enjoying it so much that they wondered if they would be able to stay a few more days!  The weather has been lovely for most of the week and the balcony is a real suntrap, so who can blame them?!

Sadly for them, though, we have new guests arriving on their day of departure, so I’m unfortunately unable to help.  Despite it being our first year, I’m pleased to say we’re already fully booked until the end of July and most of August is full, too.  Our first vacancy is on the 23rd July 2010 – a great time to come if you’re an air enthusiast as it co-incides with the Windermere Air Show.

I do hope our current guests will be able to return again soon so they can enjoy the accommodation for a bit longer.

STOP PRESS: I sent a quick text to re-iterate how sorry I was that we couldn’t extend their stay, and they have replied that they will definitely be back and have recommended us to friends… wonderful!

Latest guest book entry

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The latest entry in our guest book reads:

“Wonderful week, in every way – the balcony wins Gold Award! All so comfortable, even weather perfect. Warm welcome was nice.”

On their feedback form, our guests also wrote:

“The apartment was perfect for us; central location, closeness to bus station (we buzzed about in the open-tops all over the place!), but above all the easy, informal comfort of the beautifully furnished apartment. The balcony made our visit feel as if we were abroad, in the sunshine, watching the river below! The friendly helpfulness shown by Paul and Doreen was much appreciated. Hope to be back!”

Party in the Park, Kendal

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A now seemingly annual event in the Kendal calendar is ‘Party in the Park’ at Maudes Meadow (strictly speaking, I understand it’s at Nobles Rest but locals call it Maudes Meadow which is actually a neighbouring piece of land). This is a fantastic community event organised by St. Thomas’ Church in Kendal, that brings together locals and visitors alike in a relaxed, family atmosphere.

And one of the things that is great about it is that pretty much everything is free.  There are bouncy castles, brass bands, balloons, gymastics displays, majorettes, all manner of games, various crafts, face painting, a treasure hunt, circus equipment to try out, ‘guess the weight of the vicar’ and ‘guess the name of the sheep’ competitions, and free tea/coffee and cakes.  You don’t even have to pay to get in!

Sadly the weather wasn’t quite as kind this year as it had been in previous years but the early showers did little to dampen everyone’s enthusiasm and there was still an excellent turnout.

Congratulations go to the organisers and volunteers, and to all those who put so much effort in to making the event a huge success.

Latest guest book entry

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The latest entry in our guest book reads:

“Beautiful apartment with lovely views. Weather mixed but found plenty to do. Great zoo in Dalton-in-Furness worth visiting (50 min drive).”

The zoo being referred to here is the South Lakes Wild Animal Park.  One of the highlights of a visit there is watching the tree-climbing abilities of the tigers.  See the footage below.

Latest guest book entry

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The latest entry in our guest book reads:

“Very comfortable, stylish accommodation in a rural country town.”