Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Funny comments from our guests in June

We had this lovely email from guests who had stayed at Laykin this month and asked them if they minded us sharing it on the blog- here is what they said:

Dear Mrs. B,
We really enjoyed staying in your house in early June. Our welcome from your housekeeper could not have been better.
A "game" we played was to try to find anything we needed which was not provided (if you see what I mean!), the one thing was a knife sharpener --- we found it on the last day hiding behind the garlic jar!
Thank you so much,
The Hs, Hs and Ts.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Grouse and Golden Plover

After the hard winter, the birds have had a wonderful breeding season. All ground nesting birds benefit from having a dry May and June, and some good broods of grouse chicks have been spotted.

Midsummer at Laykin

It was a lovely week in Swaledale - dry with plenty of sunshine. The swallows and housemartins are nesting in the barn and the hawthorns are in full flower. The buttercups in the meadows are at their best. Thanks to Alison for the photos!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Buttercups in Swaledale

It is simply a wonderful time of year to be in Swaledale. The meadows are looking gorgeous now- glowing with buttercups.