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Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Week off, Castles and an Angel in the clouds

I have taken this last week as a holiday week. I was feeling quite tired after all the work I'd been doing lately. So I spent time in the garden, tidying and planting some bulbs etc, things to look forward to in the spring and to enjoy now.

Then we decided to take of up t'north to Newcastle and Northumberland for a couple of nights away. We stayed in Newcastle and travelled up to Bamburgh Castle,(see above) a place I have wanted to visit for some time. Well, it was wonderful! The Castle is on the edge of the sea, with dunes going down to a wide , white, sandy beach. We got a lovely mild sunny day, so it was really nice to walk along the beach. I loved the dunes, it's a long time since I've seen any, so it was a lovely surprise to see them here.
We drove further down the east coast, called in at Alnwick, to see the castle where they filmed some of one of the Harry Potter movies.
Throughout the day we had some lovely food at all the various stops, finishing off with a meal at a pub early evening, extremely nice!

Our journey home took us past the 'Angel of the North' Anthony gormelys fine sculpture, looking splendiferous against the rather atmospheric clouds! We rounded off the trip by calling in at Massam, in the Yorkshire Dales for Lunch, there was an arts festival on, with Morris dancers and other events in the market square. Had a lovely lunch, visited a fab gallery with lots of nice prints, etchings etc, which nicely tied in with what I had been reading about during this break, (Artist and Illustrator, my magazine treat). All in all a very enjoyable few days.
Back to the grind next week! :)


  1. hello, thank you for your lovely comment on my little matchbox design. I see you have taken a trip near where I live in Newcastle. I love all of these places. Though I have to say I'm not keen on the Angel of the North. Alnwick is one of my favourite places. Did you go to Barter books in Alnwick. If not you have totally missed out

  2. Hello there, we missed the bookshop, things were closing as we got there, drat! We do get up that way quite often, my son has been at uni in Newcastle and I have a good friend lives in Jesmond. I keep meaning to get to the Seven Stories museum thing, but haven't made it in this past 2 years?? Hope to see you again, I'll be back to visit you! Cheers.


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