Monday, 5 May 2014

Escape to the (kinda) Country


By some miracle this past weekend I got a Friday AND Saturday off! Okay, I actually asked for the Saturday but when I noticed that Friday had been given to me too, I booked a train to escape to the country - even if only for the night!
I planned on doing a photo an hour post but I suck at those and for about the 6th time I failed yet again. You do however get to see quite a few photos from our very sunny visit to Berwick Upon Tweed. (Look at the difference from my last visit, here!)







My parents met us from the train and from there we walked though the rose gardens to the pier field and beach! Baker was strangely glued to my Dad the whole way, playing with his ball and then walking by his side while we headed around the walls and across the old bridge. Being treated to a chip butty we stopped near the docks to take 5 minutes before getting back on our feet and walking right along to Spittal, along the beach and up the cliffs! Altogether it was a good 3 hour/ mile walk but even with that, in the beautiful sunshine, a certain little man wasn't tired!
I helped Mam and Dad to paint over 48 fence posts ready for their summertime garden makeover so instead of laying on the new bed his Granny had got him under the umbrella, Baker lay on the path with the sun beaming down and could only be temped to shade with some ice cubes to chew on. 














A highlight definitely had to be when Mam and I took Baker out for his last walk of the evening and he got to play with 6 other doggies! At home there aren't many people that allow their dogs to play or be off the lead so it was really lovely to see them all have fun together. However the downside is, as always, that my boy won't sleep anywhere unless he has his crate! Together we had a restless night of being up every hour or so while he pulled the covers back to get into bed with me, got out the covers to lay by my feet and got off the bed to lay on the floor in an ongoing cycle until 6.30am...safe to say after our not so fun journey home Baker slept all day, then 14 hours in his crate that night! haha
I look forward to the day we live somewhere like this again. Not only am I more relaxed and happy but just look at Bakers face running on the beach - it says it all!

Oh and can you spot Baker on that last photo?! :P

18 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful :) Think I'm going to plan a Summer trip. I passed through on my way to Edinburgh last month and thought it looked lovely from the train window.

    Chloe x

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    1. It's worth the visit if you're not from the area although the town itself is going down hill shop-wise. I recommend the Marshall Meadows Country House if you're going to stay a night or two. Some fab places in the surrounding area to visit too! Let me know if you do go!
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  2. Great pics! A weekend in the country is the best way to relax, isn't it? I love peaceful places.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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    1. Thanks! Oh yes. It's where I grew up but I didn't appreciate it until I moved to the city...:/ haha
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  3. FANTASTIC photos of a great walk and special vist from both you and Baker and hopefully it won't be too long before you,Baker and Jake are here (or closer) so you can all enjoy our lovely scenic town where people AND dogs are more friendly :) Love when you vist and it'll be nice for you to introduce Jake to some great walks etc xxxx

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  4. OMG SO MANY PHOTOS, what a treat for the eyes! Your photos are absolutely beautiful Danielle and I'm so delighted that you had a brilliant time back home :)

    And ya'know what's really funny? You helping your one's paint the fence posts - it's what I have to do for my mum every summer in preparation for the good weather! TWINNIES! ^_^ And btw, I absolutely adore your insect photos as well, insects have always fascinated me and their colours and markings really pop in your photos!

    Oh and one more thing... What do you call that furry long centipede thing over here in England? Because over in Ireland, they're called Hairy Marys BAHAHA anyways, beautiful post as per darling :)

    Claire xo

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    1. Haha I told you there were loads! :P
      Thank you missus :)

      We have so many strange things in common that the fence thing doesn't surprise me as much as it should lol.

      Hairy Marys?! hahaha Urm...I call them caterpillars..? XD

      xo

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  5. I love how happy your dog always looks! Haha, great photos too, looks like you had such a good weekend.
    Kloe xx
    skullsnkisses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Lol! I should do a post of all his different emotions, I have some hilarious ones where he looks totally sick of life! Aw thanks :D
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  6. I always look forward to reading your post as well as seeing your pictures!! They are always so incredible!!

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    1. Oh thank you very much, how lovely are you?!
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  7. Just found the link to this in my Twitter favourites! Now I see why, great photos and happy faces, brilliant :)

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  8. Your photos are stunning, such an amazing taken you have and what a beautiful area, its places like this that make me hate living in London x

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

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    1. Oh well, thank you very much! :D
      And yes, it's making us hate living in Newcastle!! It's strange how much I appreciate visiting but took for-granted when I lived and grew up there!

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  9. My in laws stay in the Scottish Borders & always see signs for Berwick Upon Tweed - I will need to take a wee day trip. Your pictures are stunning as always capturing the hairs on the caterpillar & the pollen on the bee/wasp. Love the crazy jumping Baker in the last pic! I love it when the doggies get to play together like this, shame he doesn't sleep well away from his crate & it's to much to take on the train, luckily my boy will plunk himself down anywhere for a kip!

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    1. Ah really?! You definitely should! The walk around the walls and the Lowery trail are lovely to do on a sunny day...maybe with an ice cream...:P
      Thank you ever so much for all the compliments on my photography, I'm always very self critical so it's nice to know others (other than my Mam) like it too lol.
      It was so great to see him play. He loves to play with other dogs but where we live no one will let their dogs off the lead! I think they see how fast he is and are intimidated.
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