Posted by: fromonthehill | October 27, 2010

Half Term…. Thank Goodness!

It’s been a long haul, this half term. Quite alot has been good, the change of job & the slightly ‘backward’ step to Head of Geography was the right one. I have enjoyed focusing on the Geography teaching rather than been torn in many directions.

We started half term at the run, getting away on Friday night in Camper ‘Brian’. We only went as far as the caravan site by the Tees Barrage but it was good to draw the line in the sand! To be honest Saturday was a washout, with pretty torrential rain but we moved on up to Durham CC site & just took it easy. Sunday dawned fine as promised, son & heir was due to drive down from Newcastle for lunchtime & so we had a wander around Durham & took in the sites. More remarkable than the spectacular cathedral though were the line of cormorants siting atop the weir waiting to fish! Durham must be at least 15 miles from the sea!

Moss was first to spot sin & heir arrive- what a welcome that was! The boy is good!

After a lazy lunch we went to Cherryburn, a National Trust property, for a wander amongst the stunning autumn colours & a good national trust ‘afternoon tea’. Nice.

Monday was super frosty but sunny & I had an urge to go to Alnmouth & so we did! Actually the walk north from Bulnmer, just north of Alnmouth was spectacular, with huge waves breaking on the offshore reef created by the edge of the wave cut platform.

There has been quite a bit of knitting but it’s mainly ‘holiday knitting’ & swap knitting so shhhhh! No pictures!

Some photos to finish!



  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend. I’m off to visit uni son next weekend, looking forward to actually seeing him rather than the two dimensional skype version!

  2. I could go for some of that cake and a cup of tea, not to mention a National Trust Property visit!!!

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