Tuesday 25 October 2016

Autumn at Temple Newsam

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!

Sunday 9 October 2016

Annual Autumn Visit to Northumberland 2016

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.

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...