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September 03, 2016


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Dear Lucy, I wish you could have seen me reading your lovely blog today. I had a huge grin on my face. Northumberland is such a wonderful place to visit, there is so much to see and do. I live in Coldstream, one mile away from the English border, so Northumberland is very accessible. I recognised all the places you visited as I've visited all of them. Have you and you family ever thought of going further north? I lived in the Highlands for over 20 years and it has some magnificent scenery, and so many attractions. One of my favourite places is Inverewe Gardens, it gets plenty of tourists but is such a large place you don't feel crowded. Another is Chanonry Point where you can watch Dolphins. A little bit of research will give you so many ideas. Keep writing, I love love your blog. Margaret x

Carol DeLater

Lovely, lovely post. You take me places I will never see. Thank you for sharing you experience and your gorgeous pictures.
xx, Carol

Brenda Cupryna

I had a 5 day cycle tour in Northumberland at the end of July. I was inland at first but then down to the coast. I love it up there. Great inspiration for art quilts. Like you my first day was very wet but then glorious.

Elizabeth Keith

You are not alone in experiencing the pain of not actually living beside the sea. I understand that utterly. Thank you for the beautiful photos.


Lucy, I live in Colorado, USA and I've been to Holy Island! Well, not actually there because the tide was in but almost! I'm trying to think where else we were that day. Is Bamburgh Castle close? How I love it there! The beach was magnificent! We went to Alnwick also - oh, your post brings back so many happy memories. I share your love of the sea!

Lisa Smallridge

Your stunning photos and vivid descriptions make me feel like I'm there! It recalled memories of slow, relaxing summer holidays along the Victorian coastline (Australia), when my kids were little. Yes, the sea air is invigorating and never fails to lift your spirits. Thank you for generously sharing your delightful family life. Lisa in Melbourne.


Oooo My Northumberland holiday this year features Craster too!! I think I walked past your holiday home!! Fab post X


Looks and sounds divine.
We always go to Cornwall. Busy in school hols but perfect coast beaches walks etc. (Not to mention pasties, ice cream and cider of course!)
Would love to know what, if anything, you were hooking whilst away. I find one of the best bits of holiday prep is choosing what to knit and read before I go. Xx


Love your blog!

Angela-Southern USA

Just gorgeous! I love to walk at the waters edge, for miles and miles, usually by myself for the family isn't as keen to it as I. But that's nice too sometimes, nothing but the sound and smell of the sea and your thoughts. Thanks for taking us along Lucy!.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Thank you for your lovely post and beautiful photos. I enjoyed a long trip down Memory Lane as we lived in Northumberland for the first 10 years of our marriage. Both our children were born in Newcastle so this part of the world is very precious to us. All your favourite spots were old haunts of ours, lots of happy stories were remembered as I read your post. By the way, the Northumberland expression for your foggy drizzly morning is a "sea fret". Often we were all geared up to go over to my husband's aunt's in Whitley Bay and she would phone us to warn there was a sea fret that morning. However we went anyway, and the sea fret usually cleared by late morning. Time my husband and I went back for a visit!


Gorgeous photos! I love it so much when you share pictures and stories from your trips. I hope someday to make it to England and I think I will look through all of your trip posts to plan out my trip! I am glad you had such a good time.

Karen Ness

I love Northumberland. We spent holidays there when our kids were young. Love your pictures. I too am an "accomplished paddler" I love that phrase!! We went to Devon (nearly Dorset) this year and waking up to the sound of the sea is so wonderful. I love all your pictures but especially the one that shows all those ripples in the sand. Thank you

Lisa Duvall

Hi Lucy, really glad that you love Northumberland as much as I do. I was brought up in Amble, but now live in Bristol. We visit every year, spending many cherished hours with my parents. Next time you are there, check out Kielder, we stayed in a campsite there and went to do some star gazing at the Kiekder observatory, magical! Next year, we are planning a kayaking trip up the river Coquet to Warkworth with my daughter. There are so many things to do and see there, we never get bored! Best wishes Lisa


Breathing in the seaside air is absolutely incredible. We just moved from the states to North Yorkshire to help care for my husband's mum. It's magical and soothing to the soul. I really enjoyed all of your photos and hearing of your family holiday away. So glad you had a lovely, magical time. xx


Thank you for introducing me to a new part of the UK! It looks really gorgeous, the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries.


Such beautiful pictures and description - it is almost like being there with you, thank you. Northumberland has a gorgeous coastline that I would like to explore more. Love the subtle colours of the limpets.

Lesley Caffull

We live only a few miles from Craster and you are so right - the walk to Dunstanburgh Castle is superb and Embleton Bay is a wonderful spot. So glad you and your family enjoyed your holiday on the Northumberland Coast. I'm biased but I agree with you there is no where finer in my opinion.

Carol Monks

My husband's biggest treat at Christmas is to order kippers from Craster to be delivered. The photos are amazing. What a lovely place to visit.


A lovely breath of sea air even though I live about a mile away from the sea. Northumberland is definitely on my must visit list. Did you bring home the sea glass? I can see it made into a lovely mosaic to remind you of your holiday. With your creative flair it would look amazing.


It looks lovely there. We had a quick visit to the seaside this year but have spent most of the holidays decorating at home. Made up for it though by booking Harry Potter tickets later this year. Had lots of time to read and craft which I am happy to have the chance to do. Where has summer gone? Hopefully we will be allowed a little extra with an Indian summer...fingers crossed. X von x


Lovely! My husbands home.


I enjoyed reading about your holiday, which brought back some good memories of holidays in Northumberland. I once stayed a week on Holy Island and I can confirm that it is very peaceful when the causeway is closed. There are some fantastic walks and lots of beach combing opportunities.


I loved your holiday post and have just put Craster and Northumberland on my places to visit hit list along with Lindisfarne. I've always wanted to go there since "Lindisfarne" hit the charts with Lady Elenanor, it all looks so beautiful, even magical. The weather obviously plays a big factor on your holidays and thankfully the summer did arrived in mid July and we too have had some really lovely days here in Norfolk. I really must appreciate my visits to our local beaches more, will remember your words next time I go Lucy. xxx


What a beautiful part of the country. Not somewhere I know, but I'd love to visit one day. We went to Snowdonia and also returned a week ago - I feel some similarities with you. I've also been feeling that post-holiday melancholy after leaving somewhere (by the sea and the mountains) that I love so much. We did a few walks, and found that the children got going after a little initial complaining. Had picnic lunches every day, including one on the top of a mountain with an amazing 360 degree view. I'm tired of washing endless Tupperware boxes now though! Hope the return to school and normal life goes well Lucy. CJ xx

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