Before I tell you about the weekend, I thought I would share this piece of absurdity with you. This enormous plastic envelope arrived for Malcolm on Thursday - it is actually folded in half. That's a mini bag of M&Ms (I just used it to hide the address) - the pencil gives you the scale
in the envelope was a folded piece of A4 paper, and a little plastic bag containing a tiny brass nozzle. I don't know why it couldn't have been put in a normal sized envelope - so much for cutting down on plastic waste
so, on to the weekend. It rained all day on Saturday in Berwick - not showers, just constant rain. However, you don't have to go out to take photos - I took these through the window! Out on the river beyond the dock, dozens of seagulls were diving into the water
they flew round and round for quite some time - then simply flew off!
this little fishing boat sailed out of the dock, trailing a cloud of smoke behind it. I think they are needing to do some serious work on the engines!
this swan was having a good peck at its feathers
stretching its neck over its back to sort them out
finally it straightened up, every feather back in place
as we weren't able to get out for a walk on Saturday, we had a detour on our way home yesterday, as it was a bright sunny morning. We decided to go to Bamburgh, as we prefer to go there in the winter, when it isn't crowded with tourists!
there were lots of daffodils .......
...... and snowdrops growing under the trees
I shall have to remember to plant daffodils round our trees in the autumn
this camellia was smothered in buds
unfortunately this shop was shut, so we couldn't sample their wares
this is the local cricket ground
I wonder if it is the only one in the country situated in front of a castle?
the tennis court is being refurbished - Malcolm wouldn't let me play with the machines!
guess which way the wind mostly blows!
I wonder if the cricket club would let me borrow their heavy roller, as some of our grass is a bit lumpy and bumpy, and would benefit from being rolled
another view of the castle
it was a day for looking up at chimneys ........
..... set against the blue sky
the birds looked as if they were deep in conversation
as we walked round the cricket ground ......
this little robin followed us
sitting prettily for his close-up
we popped in here for a cuppa
but we didn't have chops and ale
instead we shared a delicious piece of carrot cake
I have now remembered to take a photo of my Charming Bag - I'll share it with you on Wednesday!