Sunday, 30 September 2012
The weather is a pain, autumn rain is necessary to fill the reservoirs for next summer, that would true be if they weren't already full to overflowing that is.
We were in Cafe 76 in Skipton having lunch yesterday and giggling at the broken chit chat we could hear. Next to us was an obviously 'new' couple of advanced years, each trying to impress the other. He talked loudly of all things 'canal' locks bridges statistics etc. The lady talked of liking live theatre and being on committees. Neither seemed to reply to each other about the subject the other was talking about. Somehow I think that love is destined to disappoint, however, cheers to the journey guys.
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Grassington in the dark was magical, and to be honest I was more interested in the scene outside than inside, however the parachute over the dancefloor was spectacular. But the old lamps cobbled streets and noonlight were like something out of a fairytale.
Inside was a riot of Glenn Miller, ladies in snoods and quite a few General Pattons. It was cool to see whole families in there and lots of young ladies dressed as landgirls and nurses, who couldn't foxtrot or quickstep but were flying round the floor like prancing ponies doing their own take on WW2.
We go because we love all things Lindy at Grange Fell, unfortunately for us not a lot of that happened but when it did . wow. I am personally rubbish at it, however Tracey is fantastic. It was nice to see old friends and fantastic to watch all the dancing. We even sang 'The White Cliffs of Dover and Pensylvania 657. Good times.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Thanks to our lovely friend who delivered a whole pile of vintage china, a 1950's mangle and two big bags of winfall apples, Thank you.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Our glorious paint is arriving tomorrow so I hope that weekend will give us some weather breaks that will enable us to apply a soft grey shade of white to the beautiful window casements at the rear of the house. I am expecting cats and dogs in reality.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
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Saturday, 15 September 2012
last night our hedgehog re-appeared, he always shows up when I'm feeling just a little sad about something. watching him scramble over the foot bars of the outside chairs made me smile. These bandy stringy little legs pushing his pudgy self up and over in his search for fat juicy slugs remind me of a lovely lady I once knew who could scramble about any obstacle with grace and determination.
Friday, 14 September 2012
We will have to see how it works out, however fresh eggs are just amazing and I'm looking forward to lots of tortillas and frittatas , nom nom.
This is just a little heads up for tomorrows post, it may involve a few new plates and things, I am getting totally obsessed with chintz,, china and all things bright an colourful, it must be the dark nights drawing in.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The hotel inspectors comments about Tracey's breakfast has her beaming with happiness. We will post comments from the report at weekend. In the meantime. we'll have to keep busy planning our spring borders.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Guests love it too and we get lots of positive comments. We haven;t chosen a particular collection we've mixed and matched designs which just makes it even more fun. Not forgetting Pip's Studio china and Katie and Alice collections we have just carried on. All the boring white plates are gone. No more square plates and box style bowls, everything is rosy round and just plain pretty.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
it feels like autumn is here, leaves are turning and our greenhouse tomatoes are stripped of most of their leaves. There is a jarful of green tomatoes in the kitchen and the condensation in the mornings is a bit too extreme to term 'Morning Dew'
Monday, 3 September 2012
The cats are getting all confused as furniture jenga gets underway. We decided to replace a chair in one of our bedroooms with a smaller one, swap the one we had taken out with one in the Kingsize room.
We must teach the Grange Fell Pride to stand back and give things a good coat of looking at, however as soon as something is installed, they fling themselves at it like lemmings on the edge of a cliff. As they scramble to establish squatting rights.we are keening to get a good view of the change Of course they're not allowed on furniture and know it, cheeky little scamps.
Having re-located kittens to the living room and closed the door, we can now see what we've done, and it looks very nice.
Sunday, 2 September 2012
I don't think the taxi companies who delivered them to and from all venues including ours will forget them either.
There's something so special about friendship, they just nattered and chatted the whole time and as they left told us, it has been a privilege. ladies the privilege was all ours xxxx
Saturday, 1 September 2012
We get far more walking guests who are undertaking the Pennine Way but far fewer walking the Pendle Way. At 45 miles it's a much shorter route and the other benefit is it's circular, so You finish where you set off, It's also very very beautiful. Grange Fell loves Wycoller, full of ancient bridges and housing a wonderful ancient barn, which is now a visitor centre. The Pennine Way and the Pendle Way intersect here just behind Grange Fell so we are in a very convenient spot for walkers travelling either route
( digital artwork by Diane Anderson. Grange Fell Studios).