I wonder what Joseph Paxton would have made of Dan Pearson’s pastiche of the rock garden which he constructed at Chatsworth in 1842? The judges and the pundits were undoubtedly impressed as it won the “Best in Show” award. The feat of lugging all those great rocks down from Derbyshire was enough to win everyone’s admiration. But it’s only impressive to those who haven’t seen the real thing.
A shot of the Tripadvisor page for Bay Villa. This is the time of year when tripadvisor hands out its awards and I’m pleased to say that my five hotels have five certificates of excellence between them but the accolades have to go to Bay Villa which has also been given a Bravo! award and has a score of 9.7 from booking.com which is about as good as it gets. In little more than a year since Bay Villa opened in April 2014 it has received 100 five star reviews. I think Margaret can take the credit for this because the only two reviews that were not five star were made when she wasn’t there.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.