Monday, 14 June 2010

Tourism Awards

Had the day off on Wednesday 9th June to go to the Lancashire & Blackpool Tourist Board Tourism Awards Ceremony at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington. We were shortlisted in the Sustainable Tourism Award category. After a lovely lunch we were surprised to be awarded Highly Commended in Sustainable Tourism 2010/11 by TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan.
This is our third award this year - we were awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award in March and a Star Newcomer Award by Wyre Tourism Association in April.
Not bad going for our first year of running a self catering cottage!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Swifts under the eaves!

Whilst sitting in the garden having breakfast on a beautiful morning in June we saw the swifts flying around and disappearing under the eaves of the farmhouse to feed their young.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Redshank Chick

Exciting afternoon!! Spotted a redshank chick this afternoon - first time I've seen one.
Couldn't get a particularly good photograph though because it wouldn't stay still!

Cottage Nature Diary

Curlews, lapwings, oystercatcher and brown hare spotted.
Thank you to the Todd family for making a note of these sightings in the cottage diary.