a place for me to collect all the memories i find when wandering around...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Day 12 and 13

A lovely friendly evening at the Barrels in Berwick upon Tweed. Cosy atmosphere, dancing, giggles and new friends. Then back across the border to while away the hours on  cafe sofas and in seaside arcades.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Day 11

Arrived in Edinburgh ready for our gig at The Village in Leith, lovely twinkly lights, antique chairs and gorgeous art and mirrors in the room, I am very excited!

Day 10

I have often looked at pictures of the Northumberland coast and wanted to visit. It really is as beautiful as I hoped and we were blessed with a bright sunny day today to see Holy Island at its best.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Day 9

Exploring Alnwick today. I absolutely loved Barter Books which is in an old station and filled with comfy chairs, second hand books and lovely quotes.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Day (7 and) 8

We will forget about yesterday when the van broke down (a common feature of our holidays!) Today I had a lovely day getting lost in Newcastle. One of my favourite blogs is that of Pink Bow so I used her city guide to shape my day. I shopped, visited the library and two art galleries and walked until I finally kicked my heels off at the Baltic. Bliss.

Day 6

One of the loveliest things about travelling is serendipity, when you meet people who change the course of your adventure with their wonderful suggestions. Following a night playing music in Whitby someone suggested a festival in Staithes. What a stunning place it is, with unchanged cobbbled streets and a working harbour as well as some lovely people. We loved listening to the locals in the Tea Room and watching the waves at nightime following an evening in the Cod and Lobster.