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

Friday, 22 April 2011


Well my best intentions to do another post this week didn't happen, and like many of you I hope the next few days will be about family, relaxing and hopefully enjoying the sunshine. So I just wanted to wish you all a very happy holiday wherever you may be and I will catch up properly very soon.

Jenny xx

Monday, 18 April 2011


Hi lovely bloggers

This is a very short post today as I have only just arrived back from a little break in glorious Northumberland.  I have oodles of pictures to share (hope you won't mind), but haven't got round to sorting them yet.

We walked miles, the weather was dry though sometimes a little chilly and our pad was out of this world!
However before I can get down to that I have to make some little shoes to post off tomorrow because.......

Fan fare here..ta da da daaaaa..... I have at long last sold a pair not only on Folksy, but also on Etsy....!!!

Needless to say these are priority, so will be back later in the week to catch up with all your news and tell you more of our trip...

Jenny xx