Places to Visit: Mount Grace Priory, North Yorkshire

Mount Grace Priory 1Mount Grace Priory, which is just outside Osmotherley in North Yorkshire, is one of those places I must have driven by a hundred times before deciding to finally visit (only to realise I’ve been missing out all these years).  Continue reading

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My Sunday Photo: And They Say It’s Grim Up North…

I feel so lucky to live less than 20 minutes from the sea (one day I’ll get closer). The nearest to us is one of those seaside towns that isn’t, unfortunately, as glorious as it once was but it’s a lovely small town and the sand is lovely and clean so, for me, it can’t be beat…

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Places to Visit: Beamish Living Museum

Always one to ignore the weather when a trip out is planned, the recent half-term was no exception. I work on the philosophy that if it isn’t raining when you plan on leaving the house, you should just head out and see what happens. Which is why, with dark clouds covering most of the sky, last week we went to Beamish Living Museum just outside Stanley in County Durham – for about the 100th time (it’s one of my favourite places).

Just a few dark clouds in the sky...

Just a few dark clouds…

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Sunday post: I do like to be beside the seaside

We were lucky with the weather this week, though cold the sun shone most days.  Meaning I could take a walk along the local beach (well I say local, it’s a 15 minute drive so I think that counts).  There is nothing better to clear the mind I don’t think than looking out to sea.

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My Sunday Photo: Ships Rigging

You wouldn’t necessarily believe it looking at the clouds in this photo but it was a glorious day when we visited the Hartlepool Maritime Experience and toured Britains oldest floating warship, HMS Trincomalee. Every time I’ve visited I’ve tried to get a decent shot of the rigging. It’s never quite been as good as I hoped but I don’t think this is a bad shot…

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My Sunday Photo: a new life for an old church

A few weeks ago we went to one of my favourite places, Beamish, a living museum that we have visited every few years since I was little.  Each time, there is something new to explore, which is one of the things I love about it.

This time it was a small church that had I had passed time and again during my childhood as it was literally 10 minutes down the road, but which had closed due to lack of attendance.

Beamish saved it, moving it brick by brick to it’s new home at the museum.  It was actually moved in 2015, but we haven’t been since it was reopened.  It’s a lovely little church, one I hadn’t been in despite how close it used to be to me.  You can see a story of how it was moved here.

This photo shows it in it’s new setting, with a bit of tweaking using my photo-editing software to make it look old-worldly (not actually sure if that is a word but went with it anyway!)….

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