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In every Han for himself I had the
advantage of being on a plane to Beijing with a plateful -ok a spoonful of caviar in front of me, not to mention a harem of happy Dutch flight attendants intent on stuffing me to bursting point with stroopwaffels. This time I have a National Express.
It's interesting how as a teenager you flock to Amsterdam, by 30 it's Eindhoven,
... We did visit a castle. Aydon Castle which had been lived in until the 1960s. Seems the Scots attacked a couple of times. The Romans were intimidated by the Scots (barbarians) also???
Andrew and Vicky leave from London tomorrow so we are looking forward to spending some more time with them in Newcastle.
Meanwhile Tom and I spent the day being ruined by Romans. I believe we now have a handle on the layout of a Roman fort and surrounding village. We are still in ...
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... Abbey ruins from outside (for free) they have built a high wall around which in places almost touches the ruins. It certainly reduces the impact of the site and we were glad that we had seen it in the 'old days' pre-wall when it was much more atmospheric. I appreciate the need to manage and protect historic sites but babies and bathwater came to mind in this instance! Jim did manage a photograph with his combination of height and long arms.
Many of the shops ...
... cheese and grapes for dessert. One of the cheeses had cranberries baked in, and Cole said it was to die for. We were able to stay up until about 10pm last night, before heading to bed out of exhaustion.
On the morning of May 4, we went back to Hexham Abbey to hear John and Jean perform some bell ringing before the Sundays service. Being able to see how the ringing happened and the sounds it made was amazing, it was a ...