Friday, 31 January 2014

A Rainy Day Visit To The Home Town

As our hours have reduced at work, I decided to make the most of the extra spare time and head up to Berwick to see my Nana.
I get to see my parents fairly regularly as they come down by train to visit but my Nana can't travel far and seeing as I have no car anymore it's rarer that I get to see her. So Baker and I hopped on an early train and headed North.Half way the weather changed from the train window and it looked miserable! My Dad was meeting us from the station to go for a walk too - the weather doesn't bother me though.

Berwick Upon Tweed 'is a town in the county of Northumberland and is the northern most town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed. It is situated 2½ miles (4 km) south of the Scottish border' or so says Wikipedia ;) 

Recently the town has had a little fame in the form of the movie, 'The Railway Man'.

It's a town rife in history and is very beautiful when viewed from a visitors perspective. As an inhabitant of the town from birth and enduring many problems throughout my teen and so on years I began to loath it and had to leave through no choice of my own and I struggle to re-visit it through past fears but this walk around the historical walls, even in the rain, was lovely.


The walked served as a test run walk, as later this year I am planning a sponsored dog walk in aid of the Guide Dogs association and Baker gave it his seal of approval for the route.
13,000 steps later (I have a new pedometer app on my phone haha) we arrived home, soaked to the skin and in much need of a seat. My lovely Mam had earlier prepared some homemade lentil soup that we tucked into, Baker had a rest hugging into his Minnie Mouse and later he showed her to Nana!

Berwick is a prominent seaside holiday destination in the UK so it's possible you've been...have you?

4 comments:

  1. I've not been and it looks really lovely, shall add it to my list! Also thanks to the lovely photo of you I realised I haven't done my eyebrows yet before heading out for dinner ... HA HA! So thanks :) x

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    1. It is a rather nice place with things to do and visit in the surrounding areas if you have a car, but get very busy in the summer with holiday makers!
      Thank you! haha Oh well at least I'm useful for something :P
      Hope you had a lovely dinner x

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  2. Such a cute photo of you! Love that Baker has Disney toys, obviously haha.
    Thank you SO much for putting me up on your sidebar! I'm humbled. And very happy about it! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Aw that's sweet of you, thank you.
      Oh yes, of course haha. He has two Minnies and a Mickey then at may parents he has a Minnie and a Piglet! He loves to watch the movies with me too :D

      You're very welcome - yours is hands down my favorite blog so the least I can do is show others that I like it.

      x

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