Monday, 19 August 2013

Northumberland

Last week we went to Northumberland for a week in a lovely cottage near Bamburgh.  As the fair weather continued, we had a great week visiting so many places and making up for our somewhat hindered holiday there last October (car broke down, Alnwick Castle shut a month early and had to come home two days early for a funeral).

This time, we had a new, reliable car, so we went to Lindisfarne safe in the knowledge that we should not become one of the Seahouses Lifeboat statistics.  Here's daughter holding Lindisfarne Castle:



We flew kites on the beaches:







We went to The Alnwick Garden where daughter took part in the Great Water Pistol Shoot Out and then played in the fountains:


But, I think the thing she liked best of all was Alnwick Castle where she met these two characters:





 And then two professors taught the Broomstick Training Class.

"Up":


 And now for the flight:


How did she do?

5 comments:

ADDY said...

Greg's family all hail from Northumberland so I know it well. Did you pop in and see Crystal Jigsaw at Bamburgh by any chance?






















Expat mum said...

Brilliant.
My mum volunteers in the Co-op at Beamish, but I don't think she was in last week!

Claire said...

Excellent! Glad you had a much better holiday there this year and the broomstick fun looks great!

Working Mum said...

Addy - no, unfortunately I didn't see CJ, but I looked for her walking her dogs on Bamburgh beach just in case.

libby said...

I love that part of the world...and that broomstick trick looks pretty good!