Monthly Archives: August 2012

Daire with Bolly and her beloved dachshund Sushi

Neil Armstrong

Neil Young


Northumbrian sheeps doing their thing near the car
Boll and I have just returned from a month up north with Mum and Dad. We went on several jaunts into wild and woolly Northumberland with friends Audrey and Graeme and discovered all manner of peculiar things, including a cactus farm in the middle of nowhere. Here are a few of the highlights –

Beaufront Castle

Beaufront is a 19th century ‘domestic castellated’ Gothic Revival manor house designed by John Dobson.


Craster’s the world kipper capital (oak-smoked by Robson and Sons). We had some delicious kipper fish cakes at the Shoreline Cafe where they have a wood-burning stove and lots of goodies. The Jolly Fisherman also looks good. Craster village has some pretty cottages with gardens sloping down to the harbour.