Postcard from Lindisfarne Castle

This has to be my favourite place and view. The climb into the 16th century romantic castle up the slippery cobbles was a little nerve racking with a toddler mainly due to the seeming lack of fencing his height ( bit of a surprise for a national trust property!) . We all loved it inside.… Continue reading Postcard from Lindisfarne Castle

Postcard from the Causeway

We had checked the local weather all week and our last day in Northumberland seemed to be the best bet. The tide timetable also seemed to work in our favour. Getting to the island takes planning .Twice a day the tide rushes in covering the causeway that for a few hours remains uncovered enabling islanders… Continue reading Postcard from the Causeway

Postcard from Alnmouth

There was nothing Mediterranean about this North Sea beach that day. With a chill wind we still managed ice creams and lolly and more lolly as one ended up upside down in the sand. The boys built a sand castle , decorated it with shells and sea weed, then no sooner it was built did… Continue reading Postcard from Alnmouth

Postcard from our broomstick training at Hogwarts/ Alnwick !

So children and adults alike excitedly stood in a row in front of the Professor and his stooge , ready to be trained in the exact spot Harry Potter learnt to fly his Nimbus 2000. First there was the warm up with stretching, bottom wriggling and posing as if a teapot. I will not post… Continue reading Postcard from our broomstick training at Hogwarts/ Alnwick !