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Recipe: Kitchen garden roast beetroot and curd cheese salad

01 Aug 2013
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 […]
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Video: Amabile Choir’s Charity Performance at Low Wood Bay

19 Jul 2013
[wpvideo UkVxWv5Q]  [ About This Video ] On Sunday 14th July Low Wood Bay hosted an afternoon tea with the award winning Amabile Girls Choir. Over 100 guests attended the event and enjoyed an inspirational three hours of song. The event was a great success and raised over £480 to Amabile’s chosen charity, Barnardos, North […]
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Classic ‘London Red Bus’ Stops at Most Scenic Bus Stop in GB

17 Jul 2013
One of the most iconic symbols of the City of London’s transport network, the ‘London Red Bus’ was originally launched in 1956 and became famous for its open rear platform, two man operation and distinctive bright red colour. The majority of the Routemaster buses were in service for over 25 years, in what is classed […]
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Holiday Book Review: The Wednesday Daughters

11 Jul 2013
I never tire of the view over Lake Windermere on my drive to work. Some mornings it’s the hushed ethereal quality of the light on the water that determines me to internally freeze frame the forget-me-not moment. At other times it’s the dark mystery and foreboding of the Langdale peaks which trespass a stormy, churned […]
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Recipe: Lemon Mousse and Berry Compote with Biscuits

10 Jul 2013
Lancaster House Head Chef, Damien Ng, shows us how to make a simple, but tasty summer dessert. With the temperatures finally warming up, and the increased availability of fresh, summer fruit now upon us, we find ourselves turning more to lighter, chilled desserts to tempt our palette. With this in mind, here’s an incredibly easy […]
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Holiday Book Review: From High Heels to High Hills

04 Jul 2013
It was the cover of this sassy book that first caught my attention and captured my imagination. I had toyed with the idea of packing a day sack and heading to the hills for some months but always stopped just short of planning a route. I’m not sure if that was because it was just […]
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An Afternoon with Amabile Girls Choir at Low Wood Bay

21 Jun 2013
On Sunday 14th July Low Wood Bay will be hosting an afternoon of music from the award winning Amabile Girls Choir. Proceeds from the event are to go to their chosen charity, Barnardos. Only a few of days before (on 10th July), Amabile will be competing at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, so we […]
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My African Adventure

18 Jun 2013
Following on from our recent update from Elliot, Maria Walker, our reservations manager has some exciting news… It suddenly dawned on me this morning that in a few short days  I am setting out on an adventure that I expect will probably change my life! And I am very excited. On the 23rd June I […]
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Sam Says “A Big Thank You!”

18 Jun 2013
In a quest to find food that children love and want to eat, whilst at the same time being healthy and nutritious, Lancaster House enlisted the help of a team of school children from Scotforth Church of England Primary School in Lancaster. The creativity and the passion for food that they expressed proved inspirational and […]
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Open Arms: Adjusting to Family Life in the Village

05 Jun 2013
Life has changed dramatically for Elliot Berry since moving to live and work at Open Arms Village in Eldoret, Kenya last February. At 21 years old, Elliot became ‘Dad’ to eleven  boys, rescued from desperate social conditions. Back in UK recently to catch up with family and friends, Elliot confesses to missing the constant noise […]
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