Sunday, 30 September 2012

Poem - Age creeps...

Agitation at a fading dawn, dreams seemingly delayed; forever,
Gone is time in wisdom’s wake; life’s creases dominant, displayed,
Eventually youth surrenders, generations replace; full, another moon,
… Experiences now memories.


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Friday, 28 September 2012

Holiday - Day 7: Warkworth Castle and Oreo Ice Cream

As the sun decided to keep shining today we headed off for a little English Heritage. Northumberland is littered with Castles and so we thought for the last day what would be better than to walk the ruins.

We bypassed Alnwick for Warkworth Castle. The original home of the Percy family who debunked to Alnwick in their later generations.


Even though a lot of this castle is made up of crumbled walls and greener than green grassy areas you could still get a feel of what it would have been like to ride up to the gates on your stead and wait to be permitted entrance. The tower and the architecture in general took you back, made you long for the pride and glory of simpler times.

After the castle we moved on Amble for a spot of Harbour lunch and an Oreo Cookie Ice Cream from a specialist Dairy Farm. How can you not love a farm shop that sells only ice cream and has photographs of their cows on the walls... Like I said above, pride and glory ha ha.


It feels sad that this is our final day, there is just no appeal to go home... Maybe if I lived in a Castle... :) xx


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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Holiday - Day 6: Monks and Mouths...

Finally the storms died down enough for us to dare to take the causeway across to the Holy Island. We waited all week, through floods and gale force winds but we Yorkshire folk are nothing if not patient.


It is a beautiful island housing it's own castle and priory.


You have to love the monks...


Due to the tide times we had a limited window to wander around but we were able to see what we had gone to see.


Once our window for escape started to close we headed to the main land and up across the border into Scotland. In Eyemouth we saw a Seal, Rohan finally got to put paw to sand and we felt some of that good weather that we had hoped for.

But some how going to a different country for the day seemed like cheating! :) xx


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Monday, 24 September 2012

Holiday - Day 3: Berwick weather not permitting...

The sun has taken a day off. We are Yorkies, we don't mind the cold but when you are trying to look around a holiday town filled with shops and the fine rain just will not let up... It makes you miserable.

We did manage to find a restaurant that allowed Rohan in and the decor was warm and friendly which was what we were longing for. But when the bill was over £50 for sandwiches, scones and coffee we almost wished we had eaten fish and chips in the car.

We headed back to our beautiful house where we played games and giggles with Katharine who loved having everyone's attention.


Rohan loved it too, much better than cold paws on cold cobbles.

Tomorrow we pray for a return of the sun but the weather forecast doesn't look too promising. :) xx


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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Holiday - Day 2: Bamburgh...

Our first official day of holiday outings!

We chose Bamburgh after reading it had a lovely village and a castle. This has to be the most impressive castle I have ever seen!! I can take or leave Edinburgh Castle, I found it to be a busy courtyard of rude tourists, but Bamburgh... I was awed.


It is literally built into the mountain! And you can have your wedding here, imagine that! Unfortunately Rohan was not allowed into the grounds so we wandered around the outside taking far too many photographs before we headed into the village.

On the way back to the house we drove through Alnwick so that I could get a glimpse of Hogwarts ha ha. We decided not to go in but to wait until Katharine is old enough to appreciate its history and its current Potter fame.


We are going to start a list of MUST SEES and in a couple of years start ticking off the ones that Katharine views. :) xx


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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Holiday - Day 1: Angel of the North

I have avoided blogging for a couple of weeks, I don't like it when it feels like a chore.

This week it doesn't... Because we are having a week at the coast. And in our travels we saw this:


Newcastles famous Angel of the North...


It is neither grand nor particularly pretty but it is amazing. And as a girl who loves Angels this is officially my favourite place. :) xx


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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Photo - Hannah's golden post...

Anyone who earns a gold medal in the Olympics and the Paralympics on the GB Team have been honoured with their own postage stamp and a golden painted post box in their town.

Here is Hannah Cockcroft's box...


She is an amazing Paralympic and woman who I am proud to say is not only from my Country but from my home town.

Well done Hannah. We love you for your spirit and your determination. And of course your 400g of shiny gold. :) xx


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Friday, 7 September 2012

Photo - Sleepyheads...

I got up, popped in the shower and returned to find this...


And of course I couldn't resist snapping the scene and sticking it on blogging land for all to see. :) xx


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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Question - Superhumans...

Who out there in the world has not been moved by the stories and achievements of the amazing sports men and women taking part in the Paralympics?


I feel proud to be human, proud to be British and ashamed that these people strive in the face of adversity yet I have thus far wasted the opportunity to achieve anything.

The Paralympics has changed me. I hope that people around the world feel the same as I do. :) xx


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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Photo - Shoes, glorious shoes...

Today I found a reason to win the lottery, I found something I want to buy...


I discovered Irregular Choice shoes! The most beautifully designed and unusually styled footwear I have ever seen.

Sigh. A bit out of my price range... I guess I best get buying my lottery ticket. :) xx


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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Photo - Jack on the box...

Yes, I miss wrote the title of the post in an effort to tenuously link into my photo...




Does anyone else have children that insist on climbing into boxes? :) xx
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Monday, 3 September 2012

Photo - What's she thinking...

I wish I could read my daughters mind...


This expression is magical. :) xx


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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Musings - Thunderbirds are go...

We girls went shopping again today while the boys did boy stuff.

We went to Huddersfield and were quite productive. We managed to find something for my birthday, something for the husband's and some bargains for Katharine when she goes on holiday.

We even had some lunch and found this ride...


She did enjoy it despite what her expression suggests. :) xx


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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Photo - Child's play...

Is it sad that I have more fun with my daughters toys...


...than my daughter actually does? :) xx


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