There was also a lovely old caravan.
Went to Beamish open air museum today. Weather cloudy and a bit threatening but very warm. Similar to the Black Country Museum and Blists Hill with exhibits that have been moved there and rebuilt, but over a much larger area with lots of walking involved and lots of countryside. The fist area I visited was the pit village with all the pit workings, steam train and pit cottages. The cottages were single story with two rooms, one at the front and one at the back, which was also the bedroom. The gardens were used to grow vegetables and keep birds and some had workshops at the back. There was also a school.
The next place I visited was the town with shops, a bank, a garage and a carters. At this point it started to rain so I ducked into the tea rooms for tea and cake. It stopped raining so I took a few more photos and then caught the bus back to the car park.
Happy Birthday Jackie! Looks like you enjoyed your afternoon tea.
I am now in Durham. I arrived yesterday and as it was cloudy decided to work in the afternoon. Site is nice with a wooded walk at the back of the van. It is close to the motorway so there is some road noise but it has not bothered me.
Caught the Park and Ride bus into Durham today. Weather warm and sunny. I have been to Durham once before when I had to attend a meeting for work and decided to make a weekend of it. I love the town with its old buildings and little lanes, the cathedral and castle round the green at the top and the river at the bottom. Unfortunately the ideal was spoilt a bit today as I walked up the hill looking forward to seeing the green and was met by a huge marquee Covid testing station! Still the rest was good and I picked up a couple of birthday presents.
I am Jenny (when I was little my dad always called me Jenny Wren) and I enjoy making hand crafted things. Watch this space to see what I am working on.