Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is a sculpture that is situated near Newcastle on the A1 on the site of an old mine.  It is very dramatic and appealing.  It is enormous and dramatic yet not overawing - it draws people to look at it and touch it.  It is made from steel and is a burnished brown colour.  We sometimes stop to stand and stare at it when we are on the way to Gateshead, we've even stopped on the way back from Newcastle at 2am.
Angel of the North

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Our cat Cleo

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Durham is a beautiful historic city in north east England. It has a magnificent cathedral and many other historic buildings including the castle and university. The river loops round and through the city under a number of bridges.

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Saltburn is a seaside town on the north east coast. It's about 25 miles from where I live and we visit quite often. You have to drive or walk down a steep bank from the town to the beach. There is a cliff lift, a funicular, which is quite famous and interesting. There is a great pier - one of the few in the country.
Great cafes and fish & chips.

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Sunday, 1 May 2011


In February half term Ben & I had a day trip to Edinburgh. We travelled by train first class from Durham. During the day we visited the National Gallery, the University, the Castle, the Scottish Parliament and Jenners.

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