Sharrow Bay hotel – The Diamond years menu.

  Here we go for a little trip back in time to the Golden years of the Sharrow Bay country house hotel on the banks of Ullswater.I can actually hold my hand up and tell you …. I bought the t-shirt , I was there. I`m staring blankly at the screen right now working out exactly when it was….ermmmm…..Oh crap,…

Tarantella…… and Tarantula bites ???

                         It seems only right that i should be mentioning nice eating places that are on my own doorstep  so let me introduce our local Italian restaurant,  Tarantella to all the Cumbrians out there who haven`t yet experienced it. Formerly known as Cheers wine bar it now goes under Tarantella on the high street of Cockermouth…

The Waterfront – Whitehaven and my home town Gem.

The picturesque and sleepy little Georgian fishing port of Whitehaven nestles cosily against the western fringes of the English Lake district national park on the Cumbrian coastline…. Hey , i would definitely get a job with the tourist board wouldn`t  i ?  Ok….ok….so  it`s an ex mining town , an historical slave trading port and has strong association…

Good value Sunday lunch at Miller Howe in Windermere.

Sunday morning i was bored and wondering what i could do in the Lakes.As far as decent choices go then i think i made a fairly good one here.One hours drive and i`m at Miller Howe country house hotel on the fringes of Windermere, a great excuse for a trip into Cumbrias Lake district.They`re everywhere up here , country…