........ as I set off for my walk, having taken these two photos as I stepped out of the front door!
the horses in the field across the road were sitting like bookends
the thistles provided a lovely background for this ewe
do you think these sheep appreciate the stunning scenery beyond their field?
after yesterday's eerie mist, this morning the church was basking in sunshine
once I had had my usual Wednesday pamper time, with a soak in the bath, with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate (!), we set off for Corbridge. Parts of the road are like a roller coaster - this photo makes it look as if we are up in the air looking down on the road!
there are a lot of blind summits, and I caught this car just before it vanished over the top of this one - it's quite scary the way the cars either appear or disappear on these summits
when we were stuck at temporary traffic lights, I passed the time taking photos of the dry stone wall we were sitting beside
as the town was busy, we decided to go for an early lunch, which turned out to be a wise decision, as the cafe rapidly filled up. As always I had a pot of tea
and Malcolm had a large americano, with hot milk on the side
there was so much choice on the menu, it was hard to decide, but in the end I ordered eggs benedict
and Malcolm a soft ciabatta roll stuffed with sausages
........ and then we traded half of our meals, so I can tell you they were both absolutely delicious (and I should add that we have a light dinner when we have lunch out on Wednesdays!) Of course one of the reasons we went to Corbridge was to go back to Re ..... I can't show you all that I bought, as it's for presents, but I can show you the fabulous "French" breakfast cups (which are actually made in Portugal!)
so why did I buy two purple ones and only one yellow one? Well .......... on Monday I was putting Malcolm's coffee mug in the dishwasher when it slipped out of my hand and fell on one of the two yellow breakfast cups which were already in the dishwasher. Did the cheap and cheerful mug break, or did a great big chip get knocked out of the much dearer cup? I think you can guess the answer to that one! However, I remembered that I had seen the cups on our last visit to Re, and I was delighed to find that they still had them, so that I could replace the broken one, and buy a couple of spares to tuck away for future use, as we do like a great big cup of tea after breakfast!
I still have lots of photos left from our day out, which I will save for tomorrow, but I'll finish with this one ......... I guess solicitors must have annoyed this person, if they are now offering to savage them!!