Good morning all, i hope this post finds you all well or as well as you can be.This might be long so please bear with me. Well three days before we go hom on Monday and though i am enjoying myself i will be glad to be in my own bed,why you ask. Well the bed i am in is too soft and i can't raise it like my own bed. I get up with terrible back ache which does ease after drugs and movement. This morning i think i have got up with a cold,last night i had a sneezing fit. My eyes have a Sjorgens flare in them and are very sore most of the time. It has been months since they were this bad. By lunchtime i have had enough and this week has proved how bad it has been for me,i sat in the toilet when we were at my favorite place and just cried. Will come to that later. I have been out at night just once since we have been here as i have been too exhausted to out anymore.
Monday when we got here after a very good drive up from the Midlands,oh forgot we are in Whitley bay the other side of Newcastle. So in the afternoon we just trundled down to the town and beach and i had a field day with my camera catching some beatiful flowers and scenery.
Tuesday was my bestest day as we went to Alnwick castle and gardens(this is where i hit the brick wall of exhaustion) The weather was beautiful and wall to wall sunshine.We went round the gardens first and i got some great shots of the fountains(as you can see) We went into the poison garden which was fun and the walled garden(pity we can't post more than one photo as i have hundreds from here) The cherry blossom was late flowering this year so we have missed that sadly,but we had a great time. Everyone who helps run the place was lovely to us (well me really) As soon as we got there they got me a good big scooter that they let you use which is so kind of them as they don't charge for use of it. We stopped for some lunch and after lunch we headed for the castle via another garden tended by children whose schools each had their own little plot which they tended themselves which i thought was a lovely idea. So we trundle of up to the castle and so far so good.Anyway we get to the entrance and the paths are all cobbles and the trouble started for me. We got round the outside and the Fusilier museum(which wasn't very big,a bit disappointed for hubby as that was his regiment) and then it started for me. My back ached by this time and as we headed for the castle itself the fatigue,exhaustion and pain started to kick in. We got to the entrance and i told hubby i couldn't go in as i felt that bad and as i knew he wanted to see this i told him i would go and get a cuppa and wait for him. So that was what i did after telling him to take his time. Anyway after the cuppa i started to feel sick so went to the loo and was sick and that was where i sat crying(not that i told him that) I didn't get to the treehouse,but i wasn't that worried as i had see the gardens which was what i wanted to see anyway.
Wednesday we didn't do too much as a army friend of hubbys came over from Newcastle who we hadn't seen in a long while and very enjoyable it was too. So afte rhis visit we just went to Blyth and had lunch and had a mooch round the shops(no handbag yet)
Thursday,we went to Holy island(Lindasfarne) what a disappointment that was i can tell you. We got into the church which was beautiful(more photos in here) the ruins i couldn't get into as no ramp. That was the problem i found over there. We tried to go to the castle,but it was very cold over there and i was getting to feel ihe cold in my bones. So we left there and went to Berwick-on-Tweed (which hubby wanted to go too as it was the furthest north either of us had been) it was a lot warmer there and after a spot of lunch we trundled round the town. Then we came home where we watched the Queens birthday celebrations. Had a shower and laid down for a sleep with the intention of going out for a drink with hubby,well that went out of the window as i fell into a deep sleep for nearly two hours.
So here is Friday and i am hoping we are not going very far today as i need a bit of a break from travelling. I have enjoyed my time here and i still have three more days up here before we go home.Tomorrow a ra friend from Newcastle is coming over for a visit which i will enjoy very mch indeed. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Ps. the man in the photo wasn't hubby.