Last orders. Flying out later tonight.
I’ve been away from home for two weeks now and have had some wonderful experiences; meeting my newest nieces and nephews, visiting friends and relatives, and discovering more about my family’s past. But there have also been many small pleasures; good coffee, interesting people, fine architecture and beautiful views.
So here, in no particular order, are ten of the little pleasures that have helped to make my days so enjoyable:
Twilight view of The Sage, Gateshead
Lunch at The Olive Branch Cafe, Alnwick; where the owner know how to make coffee the Kiwi way!
First sight of Edinburgh Castle on a crisp autumn morning
My wonderful room at the Seascape B&B; Lower Largo, Fife.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery; fantastic building – never mind the art.
Bust of Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.
Oak roasted salmon, orange, pomegranate and snow pea salad; Pizza Express, Edinburgh.
Sunrise; Lower Largo, Fife
Early morning on the stone bridge at Tyringham, Buckinghamshire.
The sanctuary knocker; north door, Durham Cathedral.
I’m in the UK at the moment – revelling in the architectural gems of many centuries that pop out at me wherever I go.
Sue’s Word a Week photography challenge is arch: perfect for so much of what I’ve seen on my recent travels.
I’ve been in the UK for five days now; not quite sure where the time has gone but it’s been lovely to catch up with family.
I’m not exactly jet-lagged, but my body clock is slightly out of sync with local life. It’s seven o’clock on a Sunday night and I really just want to go to sleep.
I’ve got so many potential posts buzzing around in my head, but for now all I can manage is some photos. So far my rooms have been in loft conversions; deliciously comfortable, well-done conversions. So here are the views from my windows this last week.