Family, friends, fun – a great trip
I can thoroughly recommend the “special assistance” service at Rennes, Southampton and Newcastle airports. The staff are ever-smiling and helpful,
the wheelchairs are (mostly) the latest model, and the speedy security process very welcome on a complicated journey.
High spots of the visit included watching my grandson in a rowing 8 on the river Tyne (no photo – I hadn’t yet bought my new pocket camera), watching Ospreys through the telescopes at Leaplish and on the live camera feed (provided by the Forestry Commission) in the café at Keilder Castle.
Catching up with a good friend from these parts who now lives near Durham.
And my favourite study buddy Laughing Housewife Tillybud came on the train to Durham, all the way from Stockport for a few hours of fun and laughter. It was a real treat
Entrance to Durham Castle
There’s no photography allowed inside, but I could have spent all day there – there is so much to see, including a huge lego model in progress at £1 to lay a brick, to fund restoration work:I am slowly coming to terms with the new laptop, but everything seems to take twice as long while I am feeling my way. The touch screen is spectacular, if only I knew what all the little icons meant!
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