I am off to the big city - Newcastle - today to take my grandaughter Georgia to make a record. We bought her a recording session for her 15th birthday and she is going to record the song she is singing in the semi finals of the talent contest she entered.
I am leaving you with a guided tour of the area around my cottage. Put your wellies on and ENJOY! Pop into the cottage for a cuppa when you have finished, Harvey is in.
Our little hamlet, my cottage is the second building on the left with the 3 windows.
Just along the lane from our cottage we have access to the River Tyne and all the little streams that lead from it. Moss abounds around these places.
The wonderful River Tyne that winds its way down to Newcastle upon Tyne and out into the North Sea.
A kindly farmer has created this seat carved into a tree trunk. This sits by the river so you can rest and take in the view.
Its lambing time so all the rams are kept well away from the women. They are not happy as you can see from the expression on this one's face.
Approaching the hamlet from the other side I notice the horses still have their coats on.
This silver birch has the whitest trunk I have ever seen. It stands outside the farmhouse and I swear I haven't tried to turn it into a piece of Ghost Furniture.
An ancient bastle that belongs to the farm. These buildings were named after the French Bastilles and were fortified to keep out marauding Scots. The walls of this one are 4 feet thick.
Down the hill from my cottage sits this beautiful unused railway bridge. I love that it is covered in grass. The house on the left of it is for sale. It was originally 2 railway cottages that are now one house. It needs a lot of work but it has a hoard of people bidding against each other to get it. Here take a look.