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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Red Squirrel visiting every day.

A beautiful red squirrel is paying a visit to the terrace outside our window every day. Where's the photo? I haven't managed to take one yet. The camera is sitting right by the window, but that squirrel has a sixth sense, and even though it doesn't seem to be looking at me it hops, skips and jumps away every time I focus on it.
I'll post the photo here when I eventually get one!

Meanwhile, are you thinking about visiting the Lakes in 2012? If you want to walk without taking your car, you couldn't do better than to stay right here at White Moss House. Here are some of the walks you can take whilst leaving your car ( free of charge of course) in our large private car park. ( visitors pay £££££ to park in the public White Moss car parks)

Here's the Walk round Rydal Water from White Moss House, and here is a guide to 6 walks around Grasmere and Rydal Water from White Moss House. Feel free to print these guides.

If you are able to commit now to a stay here in 2012, you can have a FREE NIGHT! Stay 4 nights and have a fifth night completely free. This includes our excellent breakfasts. Bank Holidays are excluded from this offer, but all other dates are fine, subject to availability. Please email me, sue@whitemoss.com to make a reservation. You need to book before the end of January for this special offer.Why not take advantage of this offer to visit out of peak time? Come at the end of March for the daffodils, or late April and May for the azaleas......

Wordsworth wild daffodils ate White Moss House
Every good blog needs a photo, so here you are. These are the wild daffodils described by Wordsworth in his famous poem. There are banks of the lovely little flowers at White Moss House. The end of Mrach, beginning of April is usually a good time to see them.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Our lovely cherry tree- gone with the wind

When the doorbell rang at 9am I thought it was the postman with a late Christmas delivery, but it was a Highway Officer telling me that one of our trees was down across the A591.
We were shocked, as we'd just had the tree that we thought was dangerous cut down by the tree surgeon two weeks ago. That was a weeping willow that had been hollowed out by the continuous assault of the Greater Spotted Woodpeckers.Sadly, it's neighbour, a lovely big flowering cherry, possibly missing the protection of the old willow, has keeled over and was in urgent need of removal from the main road.

Luckily, tree surgeon Ben, of the wonderfully named "Absolute Treedom" in Rydal was available to chain saw and clear the mess. Thanks to the very helpful "Highwayman" and the policewoman who helped too- sorry you had to go before your cuppa was ready.

Here's the sorry sight of our beautiful cherry's last moments.


This afternoon the rain and wind eased, and we had a great fresh walk round Rydal Water and Grasmere with my brother who should have been going home to Scotland. All trains north of Carlisle were cancelled, so we've had an extra day together. It's an ill wind....