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Travel Blogs from Alston
... undertaking a great challenge this summer. As I write, she is flying out to Swaziland as part of a team from her school. As a team they are building a soup kitchen for an orphanage. It's a great project, one that Lucy has been determined to take part in and has been actively involved on fundraising for. So Rob and I came down to cheer her on ...
For the first time on this trip, we woke to fog !! Quite a shock not to be able to see further than the end of the garden! Jo cooked up a lovely breakfast for us and then we were on our way with Alastair's warning of a big black bull in the next field ringing in our ears, not least as we were essentially groping our way along. Fortunately the fog was clearing quickly. Even more fortunately said bull, though indeed very big and very black complete with ring through his nose, was ...
... at Shitlington Crag Farm, so we had to push on after our tea. As has been so often the case, we have been given a wonderful welcome by Jo and Alastair. They are not charging us. Rather they immediately welcomed us in, gave us a beer and a scone (great combination!) followed by a wonderful lamb stew with dumplings! Fortunately we had brought a bottle as a thank you. This and another ...
... King although tempting and straight into the first restaurant we saw! Turned out to be a Jamie Oliver Italian restaurant....score!! We had crispy squid for entree and I had Carbonara, Rob very spicy Piri Piri chicken, so good!! A few wines to go with it and we were very happy :) Back to the farm for our last night, we are sad to be leaving here,it's so comfy and quiet but on to London in the morning for 3 nights, looking forward to a train trip down and seeing such an iconic ...
... hotel and bathe in the healing waters of the river. It was said to heal all sorts of ailments. Some of the wildlife in these parts are incredible too. Deer and red squirrels and all sorts of beautiful birds. It's nice to not have to worry about snakes when walking through their long grass. English snakes are much more friendly than Australian ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed