Jofli goes to the castle and beach
Jul30

Jofli goes to the castle and beach

Yesterday was a bit rainy again so Jofli stayed in. However, Thomas enjoyed a trip to Alnwick Castle and got very close to a kestrel as his daddy was walking him up on the ramparts! Today we went to Bamburgh Castle, and Jofli had to let Thomas out of the stocks. We then went to the beach, got wet by a naughty sea going up further than we thought while having a paddle and also our first play in the...

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Jofli goes by bus
Jul28

Jofli goes by bus

It was very wet yesterday so Thomas decided to leave Jofli at home as he didn’t want him to get his fur wet. However today was much better. We went on the bus to Seahouses, booked our trip to the Farne Islands, and went to a playgym. After lunch and nap time, we went to the Grace Darling museum and the church in Bamburgh. After tea, Daddy took Thomas down for a paddle. We were so lucky with the weather, it seems almost all of...

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Jofli travels to Northumberland
Jul26

Jofli travels to Northumberland

Today Jofli (with his friend Thomas) went to Etal. He visited the castle first of all, then travelled on the little steam train to Heatherslaw. The return trip was nearly an hour so it was well worth it! ‘We did really well for the weather as it only started to rain this evening once my friend Thomas had gone to bed. Not looking too great for tomorrow and so we are going up to Berwick.’...

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Anniversary break
Aug01

Anniversary break

A lovely trip up to the superb Plato’s in Kirkby Lonsdale this week for our anniversary. Last August when we went it chucked it down all the time, this week was gorgeous. After travelling up on Monday, we went to Ambleside to the north of Windermere on Tuesday. As you can see from the photos, the weather was gorgeous!! On Wednesday, the rain threatened, so we skirted around it on the way back and called for a snack and a little...

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Lancaster Weekend
Apr14

Lancaster Weekend

We planned a weekend in Lancaster around seeing Stacey Kent at the new Platform venue in Morecambe. We stayed at the excellent Lancaster House Hotel situated on the A6 just south of Lancaster. We took advantage of a deal which included tours at Lancaster Brrewery and Lancaster Castle, and a bottle of Lancaster ale and cider on arrival. We were in a Junior Suite which was nice and large, and quiet even with there being a wedding on...

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Patriots in London
Oct30

Patriots in London

Ian and me went to Wembley for the Pats against Tampa three years ago. We were incredibly lucky that they were playing again in the NFL International Series game against the St Louis Rams, again at Wembley Stadium. We stayed in a hotel in the City for a change, very near London Bridge. What a gorgeous part of London! Stunning architecture, and a short walk down to the Bridge and incredible views down towards HMS Belfast and Tower...

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