Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Away Day - Take a Walk Around My Cottage

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.
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Our little hamlet, my cottage is the second building on the left with the 3 windows.
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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.
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The wonderful River Tyne that winds its way down to Newcastle upon Tyne and out into the North Sea.
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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.
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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.
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Approaching the hamlet from the other side I notice the horses still have their coats on.
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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.
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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.
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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.

4 comments:

Peggasus said...

WOW! It's all so beautiful, and you take gorgeous pictures. I especially love the bench carved into the tree.

crabapple said...

Wow! You live in such a lovely peaceful place.Exactly my fantasy of an English village, especially if there is a pub (which I think you have mentioned there is).

paris parfait said...

It is all so beautiful! And Georgia recording her song! Such excitement! Can't wait to hear - I know she's going to knock 'em dead in that talent contest! xoxox

babelfish said...

Your cottage and surroundings is heavenly, and the house for sale...fabulous!