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Spring in lockdown

During this April/May in the U.K. until last week we were only allowed out for exercise once a day and only in your immediate locality. This is a record of those walks in a spring that was the warmest and driest here in Northumberland for a while. 30 more words

Ice Cream Weather 2

It was a blustery day but the wind wasn’t cold and the hurrying clouds were small and fluffy.

Out of the wind the sun was warm but there weren’t many customers for the ice cream van. 64 more words


Sunday 24th May 2020 - Northumberland Day

Today we should have been out and about celebrating Northumberland Day. It is a relatively new event which has only been going for three years. A day of celebrations organised by proud Northumbrians and adopted ones just like us. 1,086 more words


Railway News (w/e 24/05/2020)

Some news that has been noted from the UK railway industry this week (railway gazette articles will require a free subscription):

The BBC reported that the Cairngorm funicular railway had at last gained funding for its repair. 248 more words


All Points North 2019 - Day 1(and a bit)

293.24 Miles

23:50:54 Moving Time

26:45:13 Elapsed Time

26,061 ft climbed

9 croissants consumed

The start was great, everyone turned the right out of the HQ and then the next junction everyone went off in different directions, it was like wacky races. 1,181 more words


TALKING PROPER (or Taakin' Propa)

Have you ever had people tell you that you need to ‘talk proper’? Made fun of your accent? Treat you as though you were somehow uneducated? 1,523 more words


Saturday 23rd May 2020 - Normal lives

Since the start of lockdown there has been lots of talk about the ‘new norm’ and when can we return to normal? It has been that long I am not sure I remember what normal is or looks like? 1,410 more words