Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Summer hols part two

We spent Half term in Northumberland.

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Beaches

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Houses. (This is Earl Greys house and yes I did have a cup)

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Paddling (or plodging as we call it up here)

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The Holy island of Lindisfarne reached only by a causeway at low tide.

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Huts of upturned boats.

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So many castles.

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The Farne islands. Home to families of grey seals pupping right now.

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Picnic on the beach.

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More plodging

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More beaches

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More castles

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Hmmmm…. standing in the line of fire.

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Alnwick castle. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and where the first 2 HP films were shot.

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Halloween fun.

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First ever electrically lit house in England.

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Clan Howe, Happy days indeed…….

 

I cannot recommend this part of the country enough. We’ve been going for years and never get bored. Its a magical place, full of history and romance. *sigh*

5 comments:

  1. Oooh,that looks bracing, what a lovely break. I hope you were not a Silly Billy getting a soaking!!! tut tut tut! I love the upturned boat huts, I want one in my garden, I would paint it pink :)

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  2. Wow, what fabulous places ou get To visit. I'm going to have to starting saving my pennies to come back across the pond.
    Have a great day!
    Louise
    P.S. I'm definitely not continental - I'm going to have to stick with being a thrower!!!

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  3. Hi Louise, glad you enjoyed your holiday in Northumberland! Super to see the photos, I love it there too!!
    Lucy xx

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  4. Hi
    Glad you had such a good time. My hubby and I loved Northumberland so much that we bought our home up there (hubby a minister). I know the area so well that I even can work out where you are in the photo of you both looking so wet! Have you been to the Honey Farm? Great place to go.

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  5. Thanks for the photos Louise. You have really captured the atmospherics of the place, particularly Lindisfarne. It looks like a magical place to visit.

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