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Newcastle Christmas

I have a fascination with trying to look at things in their historical and geographic perspective. Newcastle is my hometown and there is always something special about coming home. Especially for a Newcastle Christmas when history, families, and shopping mingle together. “True the free fresh moors, the fairy nooks and anglers haunts, the waterfalls and sparkling …

River Tyne Coming Home

I missed our December drive back to Newcastle and the River Tyne. Plans to go up and check on Shemaron this weekend were thwarted because of snowy weather. We made arrangements for someone to check in on her, light the stove and give her a little tender care. I missed the feeling of returning home. The …

Laverda #Classic Bike

I first rode pillion during the late 1970s on the back of my boyfriend’s CZ 250 then GT 380. Riding pillion on a Laverda Mirage reminded me of those times. Since then we have married and as husband and wife have continued to enjoy many happy biking hours. Over the years we have owned a series of …

Edlingham Castle Northumberland

There can be few more picturesque spots for a picnic than Edlingham Castle in Northumberland. In fact, a picture of the view of the Castle from Corby Crag, above Alnwick was used as a promotional backdrop to The Hobbit. Sitting quietly in a narrow green valley that lies between the moors about five miles south west …

Does poetry help you relax? Super relaxed walk by the lovely Hawick Burn

I really enjoy being beside water, any water it helps me relax. Not only the sea but rivers, streams and lakes. The sound of moving water can serve to soothe, invigorate or scare depending on its volume. In my last post High Tide at Howick I looked back comparing my visit this year to a similar visit …
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