The Flying Scotsman
Apr04

The Flying Scotsman

Thomas was really pestering me to go up to York to see The Flying Scotsman before it leaves again in July. We took the car down to the Elland Road (boooo!) Park and Ride and took a bus into Leeds to start our journey. Once in Leeds, we took a train up to York which of course is just next door to the National Railway Museum – in fact it’s got its own exit out of the station around the back to the entrance – handy!! We...

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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 locks (check the review we did at hornchurchlocksmith.co.uk). 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....

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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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