Thursday, 28 April 2011


And this April those words could not have been better.....

Hi there, I do hope the sun has been shining for you as it certainly seems to have been for me for this past few weeks....

2 weeks ago found me here.....

Beautiful Northumberland. Wide open spaces, enormous skies, wonderful walks and all the birds you could wish to see!

We arrived on the Saturday to find our base for the week was pure luxury, a log cabin on the most amazing holiday site that seems more like someones private garden than a site at all....

We quickly unpacked and went off to explore our surroundings.....we were not disappointed.

That night we ate like kings and on the Sunday set off for Berwick on Tweed, town of ramparts, bridges and the odd jumble sale, ( I even found some super fabric for making slippers).

We returned to our 'home' to find it bathed in sunshine and so hot we managed to sit out on the veranda (which circled the whole cabin) reading and enjoying a fine bottle of wine! (Asda's best 3 for a tenner....we know how to live!)

The following day we drove over the causeway to Lindisfarne and enjoyed a very bracing walk around  Holy Island. Although we did walk to the castle we didn't actually get to see inside on this occasion as it was a Monday and all National Trust properties are closed on Mondays...but it didn't spoil it...and there's always another day..... we did get to go inside the 19th century lime kilns though, amazing things dug right underneath the castle....!

Lindisfarne Castle formerly a Tudor fort converted to a private residence in 1903 by Edwin Lutyens. Part of its appeal is the enclosed gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll.....a pleasure still to be sampled at a later date....

The 19th Century Lime Kilns beneath the castle

We returned to our 'home' tired but happy planning our next days excursion to Anwick, but more of that later....... .
 Hope you have enjoyed this first episode and if you're not too bored by holiday photos I hope to do a couple more posts as we seem to have seen and done so much in such a short time I want to share the beauty and history we discovered. Many of you will no doubt have seen this gem of a county, so I hope I can bring back some lovely memories to you too!

Have a wonderful Royal weekend and I hope you will all join me in a toast to the happy couple.  No matter your feelings about the whole 'event', these are two young people who will forever be under scrutiny starting out on what is not always an easy journey in life, and I for one do not envy them one bit but wish them the greatest of luck and happiness........

Jenny xx


  1. Your holiday 'home' looks fab! Northumberland is a lovely area, although we haven't been there for years. Lindisfarne is very special. I like your toast - my feelings too - so, hears to them! Abby x

  2. And 'always so nice to receive your comments :-) I will return soon with new ideas ... in the meantime, the greeting and I wish you a peaceful night. A kiss Flo

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, it's an area I don't think I have ever visited, but you have certainly made me want to, the log cabin looks amazing... and what wonderful weather you had :)
    Sue Xx

  4. Hi Jenny, yes I wouldn't like to be in their shoes! your holiday looks great! we used to go to a little fishing cottage at Burnmouth many years ago. where did you find this little gem? jennyx

  5. Hello.
    I love April. And this year it is a sunny one too. To day was our first day outside with white vine. Nice. After a few glasses we tried to get the big sofa utstairs, and we where laughing so loud.
    Beautiful trip an wonderful pictures you have taken.
    I will follow the wedding on tv. I am looking forward to see her dress :)
    God night from Norway.

  6. Hi Jenny, thanks for sharing these pics such lovely surroundings it sounds like you had a fabulous time! Enjoy the weekend and the wedding... can't wait! Sarah x

  7. Wow, that does indeed look like a luxury holiday home.Sounds like you got to see some lovelyplaces.Looking forward to the next instalment.
    Lisa x

  8. A good time was had by all, lovely food, drink, scenery and sunshine!! Congratulations to the happy couple,William and Kate, I wish them the best of luck for the future with lashings of happiness, Lucey xx

  9. It looks like you had a fabulous time!

    Enjoy the bank holiday weekend,

    Victoria xx

  10. looks like you have a wonderful time! enjoy

  11. This looks like a fabulous place! Great to see you had such a good time

  12. Your spectacular views of Northumbria have made me feel quite homesick

  13. Sounds wonderful to me! :)


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