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Poetry Reading: Robert Hass & Philip Gross

It was a warm summer evening in Grasmere last Tuesday —with only slight hints of the coming rain that would fall upon the valley the next morning—when guests gathered from all over to the Daffodil Hotel for another night of contemporary poetry. 1,121 more words

Circumnavigating Grasmere Lake

Whilst in the Lake District last month – time flies – we did a couple of lakeside walks. One, around the pretty picture postcard village of Grasmere is about 3 miles long which is long enough for me, especially as on this day, rain threatened.   524 more words


I am a forest, and a night of dark trees...

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses. – Nietzsche…


Jeremiah Grisdale of Middle Fell Place, Great Langdale

This is the third short pictorial sketch of one line of Matterdale Grisdales who farmed around Windermere and in Langdale in the nineteenth century. The previous two concerned Jeremiah Grisdale’s farther John ( 308 more words

Lake District

John Grisdale of Stool End Farm, Great Langdale

Stool End is a sheep farm in the bleak but spectacular valley of Great Langdale in Westmorland. It is much beloved as the subject of photography by the walkers in the Lake District. 338 more words

Lake District

Rain and Shine - Part Three

Beside the field where Grasmere’s famous sports are held we turned off to the village, bypassed by the main road which goes straight ahead to Dunmail Raise. 909 more words