Out and about

Holiday snaps

20 September 2014 / 1

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This year we took holiday in September – this is the first year that I’ve had to wait that long for a break, and was really tough! Despite being in the teaching profession, we don’t get the long summer break because our second intake of students each year finish mid-August. We thought that September…

Read More

Our first wedding anniversary!

18 September 2014 / 0

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411070580125{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]*** This is a reposting of a post from August 2014 that didn’t make it through my blog transfer – sorry if you’ve already read it! Some of the photos might be different, because I couldn’t work out which ones were in the original…Enjoy! ***   Can you believe it was a year on…

Read More

A trip to Clumber Park

22 April 2014 / 2

  A couple of weekends ago we went to Doncaster to stay with some very dear friends who we hadn’t seen for ages! On the Sunday afternoon we went up to Clumber Park – it was a glorious sunny spring day, which was perfect for wandering about and having the first picnic of 2014 🙂…

Read More

Wordsworth House and Garden – photo gallery

09 April 2014 / 3

Last spring, we visited Wordsworth’s House in Cockermouth, Cumbria. It’s such a wonderful place to visit – the garden is simply beautiful. I was pleased to spot daffodils in there! 🙂 Tom also got to play some Bach on the harpsichord! When we visited, there was an exhibition by Dianne Standen, who specialises in creative…

Read More

Grey’s Monument gallery

15 March 2014 / 0

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1408390069743{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1408390088863{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]This week saw the 250th anniversary of the birth of Earl Grey, and the monument built in his honour is open every Saturday this month. This morning we braved the windy weather to climb to the top – it was definitely worth it because the…

Read More

The Festival of Thrift 2014

13 March 2014 / 3

  The Festival of Thrift was launched last year at Lingfield Point in Darlington, with the aim of showing just how much fun and creativity there is to be found in living thriftily and sustainably. Thrifting, the idea of creating something yourself or ‘make-do-and-mend’-ing has definitely seen a huge revival over the past few years…

Read More

A trip to Barter Books

03 March 2014 / 3

Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland is possibly the best bookshop in the world. I have to plan a day trip whenever I go up to Alnwick to allow for lots of looking-at-books time! It is such an incredible place. I visited the shop many, many months ago when my fab friend Tiffany came to stay,…

Read More

Fair weather wanderings

04 February 2014 / 2

Tom is busy building his new website (with the help of the amazing Dan at Baltic Design) and has been saying for ages that he wanted to go out on a sunny day and take some photos that he might use. Well, Saturday turned out to be that day! We knew that storms were coming…

Read More

RE – found objects

27 January 2014 / 6

RE is my favourite shop EVER! It’s tucked away behind a garage in Corbridge in Northumberland, and I could spend hours browsing their amazing homewares, stationery, haberdashery and everything else you didn’t know you wanted. The staff are always welcoming and helpful too – it’s generally a brilliant place 🙂 I’ve been quite a few…

Read More

Birthday fun!

23 January 2014 / 2

  It was my birthday at the weekend and we braved the weather and went up to Alnmouth for the day. I had a super day, but it was a little bit bleak as you can see! That didn’t stop us having a wander on the beach though – I love Tom’s expression on this…

Read More

A Cumbrian Christmas – gallery

13 January 2014 / 0

  This year we spent Christmas in Cumbria, and I took lots of photos in and around Maryport and Keswick. Here is a little selection of the best ones!

Read More

Angie Lewin: A Natural Line

30 December 2013 / 0

We recently visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to look around Angie Lewin’s exhibition, A Natural Line. Her work is absolutely beautiful and I’ve put together this mini gallery of photos of some of her sketchbooks and materials on display. The exhibition is running until 23rd February 2014, and you can find out more here.

Read More