As English Lakes guests arrive for our glittering 2016 New Year celebrations around the group – sumptuous banquets, champagne on ice, piper piping, decorations all a sparkle, fireworks across the lake – take a thought for those around the world that will be celebrating in less salubrious style … Continue reading “Five Strange New Year Traditions from Around the World!”
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 Hotel 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 Hotel, 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.
One of The Midland Hotels most popular dishes, we have the great privilege of living just a stone’s throw from where Morecambe Bay Shrimps arrive on shore. From net to Chef in a matter of hours – there’s nothing that beats the freshness of that daily catch. Continue reading “Morecambe Bay Shrimps at The Midland Seafood Festival”
Calling all Thespians and those with Shakespearean stamina! There’s a new festival taking centre stage in the town of Morecambe – The Bard by the Beach: Morecambe Shakespeare Festival Continue reading “Shakespeare Visits The Midland in Morecambe”