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Autumn at Temple Newsam

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Although the nights are drawing in earlier and we know Winter is on its way, I do love the Autumn displays of colour.
A visit to Temple Newsam showed that the grounds still have plenty of interest.

In the walled garden:






 The trees are showing off their colours before they shut down for the Winter season:

Well worth a visit ...... and all for free!

Annual Autumn Visit to Northumberland 2016

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Northumberland never disappoints and we even had good weather for our annual trip. 

We like to find something new to see and, although we have been visiting the area for decades now, there is always a corner we haven't covered.

The picturesque, former fishing village of Low Newton is a familiar haunt.  In fact, the first time we came across it, terraced cottages in the square were for sale for £2,500.  With a mortgage on our home, there was no way we could access that amount.  You guessed it, these cottages are now impossible to get hold of and a week's rental in May is over £500!

We hadn't known about the bird hide behind the village, which  is part of a pleasant circular walk which takes you to the beautiful beach with its rock pools.







Procrastination is the thief of time

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How true!  I recently decided to upgrade my phone and this meant purchasing a new cover for it.  I have spent ages online, checking the specifications and customer reviews.  Finally, I thought I had found the one but after seeing a woman at an adjacent table using her phone sporting this cover, it looked grubby and cheap, so back to the drawing board.
The decision on the new phone, which is a bigger commitment, took me very little time but selecting the cover is taking ages and will hardly break the bank if it proves to be a bad choice.  I say this in the present tense as the order has not yet been placed!
Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Visit to Bolton Percy; a small village with much to see

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