Spring is nature’s way of waking up from sleepy hibernation, and don’t we all need to shake ourselves awake from cosy winter repose? Colour-bursts of new life in the Lake District and Lancashire showcase the vibrant hue of deep-pile carpets of bluebells, Wordsworth’s beloved sun-glow daffodils and fresh green of woodlands putting on their new clothes.
English Lakes are always delighted to host Car and Bike Clubs. They make such a grand spectacle lined up in all their resplendence at the entrance to the hotels, or as they sweep out of the car park en masse for a day’s adventure in the surrounding countryside. Continue reading “English Lakes Hosts Classic Car and Bike Tours”
It’s International Chefs Day and we just wanted to give a big shout out to the Head Chefs at English Lakes. These guys amaze us every day with their hard work, creativity and dedication to their craft. We asked them about their favourite food and who inspired them to get into the kitchen. Their teams have a few interesting things to say too!
Continue reading “English Lakes and Five Mighty Fine Chefs”
Mark Needham, General Manager of The Midland introduces us to a drink with a history of humble beginnings but which, recently, has been brought right up to date to enjoy something of a renaissance around the world. Continue reading “The Midland Get Creative with Rum – the new star on the drinks scene”
We have seen some amazing photographs taken from The Midland, but this takes some beating. The story behind the photograph makes it even more poignant.
Midland guest, Chris Peear-Wilson, has been diagnosed with various auto-immune illnesses and a degenerative condition which affects both eyes and has rendered her partially blind. She never has a day free from pain. With the vision she has left she is making every second count. Keen on nature, with a passion for ornithology, flora and fauna, Chris had, until quite recently, made quite a name for herself locally in Denbighshire as an artist who loves to draw birds. Observing them from close quarters, she developed a way of committing their shape and colour to memory, later re-creating the images on paper. Unfortunately, Chris is now no longer able to see well enough to draw.
Indefatigable, Chris has taken up photography and captures nature through the lens whenever possible. She was delighted with this particular shot – the light on Morecambe Bay sands in the shape of a cross echoing her own strong faith. She calls the photograph ‘Divine Sunset’ and commented,
‘Divine Sunset’ was followed by a ‘divine evening’ that only The Midland could deliver. I hope this photograph encourages and inspires others.
We wish Chris every success in the future as she faces the challenges that her illness brings. Thank you for sharing this magnificent image with us.
Room with a View
The Midland with its Sun Terrace restaurant and bedrooms overlooking Morecambe Bay is the perfect place to experience your own divine evening. We look forward to welcoming you.
An increasing number of English Lakes Conference guests are discovering that once the business in the conference room is done for the day, there’s still time to explore their beautiful surroundings and even participate in activities or light-hearted events. Here’s a few examples of how groups have made the most of our stunning Lake District and Lancashire scenery.
Lancaster House is proud to support local suppliers. This week the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) celebrated World Milk Day so we followed the milk trail from farm to dairy to see first-hand where our milk comes from. Cherrie tells us about their grand day out…