........ for Valentine's Day! Yesterday morning, we popped over to The Running Fox in Longframlington, as I had offered to treat Malcolm to breakfast
although it had snowed during the night, it was bright and sunny
I was temporarily diverted from the breakfast menu by the sight of these scones!
as I like a reasonable amount of milk in my tea, I get annoyed in establishments that give you a tiny little jug of milk, as if it was rationed (although Malcom always gets a big jug of hot milk to have with his coffee). So I was delighted yesterday that not only did I get plenty of milk, but it was served in a cute little bottle
Malcolm ordered the full breakfast .......
....... and I ordered the eggy bread with sausages - but I didn't expect to get such a plateful! The food was delicious, with most of it sourced locally, and the bread is baked on the premises
after breakfast, we worked off a few of the calories with a walk round the church
the sun was shining through the trees, casting interesting shadows
although the wooden and glass doors are beautifully made, I think they are out of keeping with the age of the church
the bell tower is unusual, with a double opening
there were lots of snowdrops in flower
and lots of daffodils peeping through the grass
I do wish that the old gravestones could be cleaned and protected, are they are little bits of local history. The wording on this one is unusual "Underneath this stone are deposited the remains", and also mentioned is the "afflicted widow"
this one is an unusual shape
this one faces away from the prevailing weather, so isn't as worn as many of the others
a last photo before we headed back to the car
now, I could lie and say that on the way home I got Malcolm to drop me off, and I walked the rest of the way taking photos
or I could tell the truth that the photos were taken through the windscreen from the comfort and warmth of the car!
there was still evidence of the overnight snow
with it even clinging to the tree trunks
the slightly scary downhill run into the village
we came up to Berwick this morning, as we had an appointment at our Solicitors to sign our updated wills. Having moved to England, we were advised that it would be a good idea to have them re-written under English law (Scotland has a separate legal system). We were delighted to find a new shop - The Little Vintage Shop. Although it makes us feel old that what they sell as vintage is what we grew up with!
then a few doors along we saw this notice in an empty shop window. I have done some paper making in the past, so I might sign up for one of the classes
I had a bit of fun taking photos of the railway bridge through the "new" road bridge (we were crossing the river on the old bridge)
I wonder if the local council would move the lamp post on the road bridge, as it doesn't quite line up with the centre of the span?
in this photo, you can just see a train crossing the railway bridge
this afternoon, there was a flurry of activity on the dock
but I was momentarily distracted
by the antics of these gulls
who looked as if they were having an argument
and I almost missed the moment when they removed something from the boat
it was the engine that was belching out smoke that I showed you in a recent post - they must have heard me say that they needed to do some serious maintenance on it!
I'll be back on Wednesday with a quick and easy tutorial.