The weather on Saturday was glorious, so when Stuart and Alison arrived mid-afternoon, we had a cuppa sitting out on the deck. And with the cuppa, we had these sweet treats, which the visitors brought. Now this sounds a weird combination - a caramel and chocolate scone, topped with slices of caramel wafer. It was as sweet as it sounds - but sensibly, they only brought one, and a quarter each was enough!
they also brought two extra large Empire biscuits - I put my hand in the photo to show just how big they were! So, we each had a half
this is the kitchen table, laid ready for breakfast on Sunday morning, with a pretty parcel for me for Mothers' Day
Stuart's card was up to (or should I say down to) his usual standard ....... he doesn't do soppy hearts and flowers! And look at the beautiful scarf they gave my - I am a very lucky Mum!
after a hearty breakfast, they had to shoot off home, so that Alison could visit her Mum, and we headed off to Amble to enjoy another glorious sunny day. We had a stroll round the town and popped in for a cuppa
no cake or scone, but you will see why in a minute
we had a potter round the varied little shops
and having tasted some cheeses, came home with these two
we continued our walk, under the watchful eye of some gulls
I always find piles of lobster pots appealing
we had a walk along the pier
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a lighthouse, and as you can see from the gate and the spiked railings, we couldn't walk along to it for a better look
on the way home we went through Warkworth - the castle isn't as big as Bamburgh, but still dominates the skyline
now, this is why we didn't have cake in the morning. When Stuart and Alison were buying the scone and Empire biscuits, they saw this amazing cake
and knowing that I like Parma Violets, they bought a slice for me for an extra Mothers' Day treat. I very generously shared it with Malcolm ......... it was so rich and sweet, there was no way I could have eaten the whole slice, even with my sweet tooth!
and to finish, two wonderful skies. First, last night's sunset
and the this one from this morning ....... I got up as usual at 6.20 to endure the implements of torture, and was greeted by a wonderful sunrise out over the sea