I am joining in with Annie's smiles this week. I was on holiday with my Grandson and his girlfriend last week in a pretty village and cosy cottage of Staindrop near to Barnard Castle.
We were out and about every day, we went to Beamish
We called in Hemsley and Castle Howard, well worth the visit.
High force waterfall,
and Whitley bay lighthouse, we went to Bishop Auckland to do some shopping and a new power pack for my Laptop
Durham Cathedral and rowing on the river while I people watched.......
A visit to Raby Castle which is a mile from the cottage and the pretty church of Staindrop
imagine being able to drive your carriage into your entrance hall !!! That's a castle lol !
look at the small selection of jelly and pie moulds....a fantastic kitchen with 2 old ovens and a big fire with a spit for roasting the beef!
After our evening meal it was either monopoly or scrabble, the only times we play when on holiday.... lots of laughs over words or building sites!The weather was warm and sunny for most of the week, so much to do and see around that area. We had a really fun week.
Hope you can visit Annie with your smiles