Jofli has a cup of Earl Grey
Aug07

Jofli has a cup of Earl Grey

Today we went to Howick Hall Garden. The hall was the tea famous Earl Grey’s and it is still in his family. The gardens are gorgeous and there are loads of walks to do in the grounds. When we got back to Bamburgh, we had a final day of holiday selfie at a view point in the middle of the village near the castle. Mummy and Daddy also had a lovely cream tea takeaway from the Copper Kettle in Bamburgh while Thomas had his afternoon...

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Jofli goes to Cragside
Aug05

Jofli goes to Cragside

Cragside is a massive National Trust estate developed by Lord Armstrong who was the first person to power his house with the electricity generated by water. Not only is this interesting but the landscaping, house and grounds are superb. Fairly new is a playground which Thomas enjoyed a lot. Mummy and Daddy remembered the picnic today...

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Jofli at Warkworth Castle
Aug04

Jofli at Warkworth Castle

We’d never visited the English Heritage Warkworth Castle before and there was a War of the Roses event on so it seemed a good opportunity to visit. What a great castle! Much of the keep is intact and Thomas could spend ages exploring all the little rooms and outside. The War of the Roses thing was OK, but it was very windy and we couldn’t really tell what was meant to be happening. Thomas’ mummy and daddy had forgotten the picnic...

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Jofli visits the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
Aug03

Jofli visits the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

A glorious day in Northumberland. Sunny spells on the weather turned into glorious sunshine all day. A perfect day to cross the causeway onto Holy Island. Jofli enjoyed visiting the priory – where Thomas was explaining all the history to everyone, and then up to the castle, visited the garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll and then back down for a picnic. Once we got back and Thomas had a nap, Daddy took Thomas and Jofli for a walk...

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Jofli sees horses and has a coastal journey
Aug02

Jofli sees horses and has a coastal journey

Yesterday we went to see lots of heavy horses at a centre. The highlight was a little foal called Thomas!! Unfortunately Thomas’ daddy is struggling to get the pictures from this visit so he is pictured with Thomas (the little boy, not the horse) in the village of Ford close by. Today we parked on Craster and walked along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle. This was really nice and Thomas enjoyed exploring with Mummy and Daddy....

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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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