Carly Bond

October, 2014:

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 6

As we are going home tomorrow we decided to stay fairly local today. So after a fairly lazy get up we went for a wander round Seahouses again. Went in all the shops as a lot more of them were open today. We went for a walk to the end of the harbour again and the sea was slightly more choppy that last Sunday. The waves were crashing over the harbour wall, luckily the other side to where we were stood.
In the afternoon we went for a little walk into Beadnell beach. Had a little paddle & built some sandcastles with the little man! It was beautiful, if not a little windy. It was pretty warm for this time of year.

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 5

Today was the first day of bad weather so we decided to go into Alnwick to look around the town centre.

We had heard about an amazing secondhand bookshop which is situated in the old railway station. They were right, the bookshop called ‘Barter Books’ is, in fact, awesome! There’s thousands of secondhand books, all in different sections from the smallest, cheapest book to some amazing first editions. There’s a wonderful children’s corner & there’s a model train running at the top of all the bookshelves. Just an awesome place to sit & chill out next to an open fire or in the old waiting rooms where there’s a ‘buffet car’.
After a wander round the shops we went back to ‘The Treehouse Restaurant’ at Alnwick Castle and Gardens for lunch, which I have to say was amazing. Such a lovely place to eat in a very weird but wonderful setting. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and even with my little man it was such a relaxing time.
After Alnwick we went for a coastal drive home, back to Beadnell, but with the weather so rubbish we waited until we were back at the ranch before we went for a stroll on the beach!

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 4

We had a lazy morning today not setting off until about half 10, which is very unlike us and we headed to Berwick Upon Tweed.

The town was a little disappointing but with a few shops to wander around it wasn’t to bad. We then found the city walls which had lovely views of the coastline. It was a bit breezy but was a lovely walk.

We moved off then to Spittal for some lunch which was next to a beautiful stretch of beach! My little man loved going for a walk in his wellies & puddlesuit.

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 3

Today we went to the beautiful Alnwick Castle and Gardens. We set of at 9.15, didn’t get home until 5pm and still didn’t see everything. It was lovely.

The morning was spent wandering around the gardens which, if you were there at the right time of year, would be absolutely brimming with colour. There was a lovely cherry tree orchard, a poison garden, a serpent garden, a bamboo maze and a rose garden. Right in the middle is a huge cascade waterfall/fountain that goes every half an hour.

After lunch we went into Alnwick Castle which is featured in the Harry Potter films. You can learn how to fly a broomstick with the professors where Harry Potter and his friends learnt in the first film.

The grounds and views are amazing and we were so lucky to go on a day where the sun was shining. We made soap, played quoits and went in the stocks in the courtyard, there’s loads of things to keep everyone entertained.
Lastly, The Treehouse Restaurant was my favourite. If only it was open for us to eat in it, it looked like my kind of place. All beautiful and romantic inside with intertwined twigs and twinkly lights. On the outside of it was wobbly rope bridges and turrets. I really hope we can go back.

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 2

Today’s day out was a little trip to Holy Island which is only accessible at certain times of day as the causeway gets swallowed up by the tide. As we drove over the causeway we saw loads of seabirds, Oystercatchers, Snipes, and Curlews to name but a few.

On Holy Island is Lindesfarne Castle which was unfortunately closed, but with the weather so nice it was lovely just to be able to walk round and look at the view.

After lunch we had a wander round the Lindesfarne Priory and the Lindesfarne Mead shop, obviously, sampling a little!

North-fun-berland Holiday – Day 1

Today we went to Seahouses for the day, which we have now named ‘Sea Biscuits’. Don’t ask me why! 🙂

It’s been an absolutely glorious day! Not a cloud in the sky for most of the day!

As it was such a lovely day, we went on a boat trip to the Farne Islands to see the seals, which was just fab! The sea was calm & there was hundreds of seals just basking in the sunshine!


After our trip we took to the usual activity for our holidays…crazy golf at ‘The Bunker’. I have to say, this was a quality crazy golf 🙂 I actually came second this time which, for me, is pretty awesome!