The headlines have been dominated by the Cumbrian floods, with dramatic pictures of bridges being swept away – images every bit as shocking as those seven years ago when the pictures were of burning pyres of dead cows on the Cumbrian fells. At Newby Bridge, our hotel is the only one of the four large hotels to have escaped – the others will be closed until the New Year. This footage is of the River Levens at Newby Bridge and the River Kent outside the Riverside Hotel (still standing).
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.