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Gone Fishing - Newton-by-the-Sea Past and Present

My recent holiday in Northumberland proved yet again that I can never totally switch off from research. I stayed in a Grade II Listed former fisherman’s cottage in the picturesque coastal village of Low Newton-by-the-Sea (historically known as Newton Seahouses). 3,061 more words

Local History

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

I posted a picture along these lines to Instagram recently. This one was taken with my camera (I only post photos taken with my phone to Instagram), which meant that I could get up close to the daffodils and keep the castle in view. 35 more words

Lumix G3

16:8 - one week in

I must admit – I am finding this pretty easy to do!

Eat dinner reasonably early (Between 5 and 6:30pm) then no food until 16 hours later. 297 more words

Weight Loss

Blawearie - "tired of the wind"

My weekends haven’t offered up much opportunity for adventuring recently but the start of the February half term seemed like as good as any to stretch my legs on the hills. 431 more words



I took these pictures of the groynes on Spittal Beach only a couple of years ago, now they are completely buried by the sand. Anyone new to the beach would never know they were there.