Green Tourism, gold award winner, Lancaster House have an ongoing commitment to everything environmental. Perhaps it wouldn’t be on everyone’s top ten must-see locations, but a dedicated team from the hotel visited Envirofirst Waste
Envirofirst Recycling Collection
Reduction and Recycling Unit recently to follow their trail of recycling in the hotel. Read the rest of this entry »
We’ve been hiring motor boats on Windermere since 1984 here at Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre. Our brand new Kruger beta two will be the best boats on the Lake and we enlisted the help of our Facebook and Twitter followers to help name the new fleet of six boats.
The new Kruger beta two motorboat in our workshop awaiting its new name
Now that the entries are in, the judges have had a hard decision sifting through all of the entries. One entry which the judges really liked came from Michelle Miles who submitted “Sam” because Sam the dog is our children’s mascot for Sam’s Club. Sam is also Michelle’s eldest son’s name. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first of a series of 4 weekly video with Ali, our personal trainer at The Sandpiper Club, Lancaster.
In this video we join Ally and his client, Sally to show us some simple exercises to try out next time you are at the gym.
If you would like a boost in your training and want to tone up but require a little guidance, then personal training is for you! Read the rest of this entry »
The Sandpiper Gym
We all know reaching your fitness goals is not easy, it is often a daunting task. Every once in a while we occasionally need pointing in the right direction.
At The Sandpiper Club, the team are on hand to give members the support needed to reach personal fitness goals. For some this might be an exercise planning session with our qualified trainers, for others they might require the benefits of one-on-one personal training for support and mentoring every step of the way.
Ali Matthews is The Sandpiper Club’s qualified trainer and over the next few weeks Ali and his client, Sally, are going to take us through some simple exercises to help get you started on ‘reaching your fitness goals’.
Before the first video, here is Sally’s story… Read the rest of this entry »
Opened in 1797 the Lune Aqueduct carries the Lancaster Canal over the river Lune
In the mid-18th century Lancaster was a prosperous port but this was threatened as ships grew in size making navigating up the River Lune difficult. Whilst the port at Liverpool in the south was flourishing, the future of the ports of Lancaster and Milnthorpe was in doubt. In an effort to re-invigorate trade, the merchants proposed building a canal which would start at Kendal and run almost due south through Lancaster, to Preston. Initially the scheme did not attract support in the town but eventually in 1770, a group determined to put Lancaster on the canal map won out and John Rennie was asked to survey the canal. Read the rest of this entry »
My uncle who was in the Navy and regularly travelled to some of the hottest places in the world would always say ‘there is nothing more refreshing than a Gin and Tonic’.
William Hogarth’s engraving Gin Lane, as reproduced by Samuel Davenport for his 1807 collection of Hogarth’s works. A response to the Gin Craze that hit London in the 18th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It may be strange to think that what is now classed as a rather sophisticated drink of choice is enjoyed by the armed forces to cool them down, however the combination of gin and tonic is actually something we have the army to thank for. In India and other tropical regions malaria was a persistent problem, and in the 1700’s it was discovered that quinine could be used to treat the disease, although the bitter taste was unpleasant. British officers in India in the early 19th century took to adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine in order to make the drink more palatable. Read the rest of this entry »
We have a small veg patch at The Wild Boar which Laura has been lovingly tending to. This year the beetroot has been extremely good. We planted a one of the most popular varieties of beetroot called Boltardy and harvested them when they were the size of golf balls. Bolt-resistant, this variety of beet can be sown earlier than many other varieties and as long as it’s under cloche protection it can be sown as soon as the soil warms up at the start of the year.
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