We are coming to the end of our holiday - tomorrow we leave Jethro and his family and start the long haul home again.
Little Moreton Hall.
Then we fetched Marie-Anne from school ...
On Friday, after showing me all the dragons that he has accumulated in his Dragon Quest game, Vincent and Marie-Anne went off to school
and Mom, Beth and I set out for Belsay Hall, Gardens and Castle in Northumberland. At the entrance we met this distinguished dog - an elkhound-greyhound cross.
Belsay Hall is a Greek Revival mansion built in the early 1800s and now owned by English Heritage.
The gardens are really romantic and unusual. One section had a long walk with lots of different northern hemisphere ericas and heaths, including this Erica tetralix which seems to occur in the UK.
peel tower' which was built as a refuge at a time of Anglo-Scottish warfare.
On the way home we went to the Barbour factory shop where Mom bought a hat for herself and Anna, and so did I - for Sophie and Marie-Anne.
Time just runs on and it is time to sign off.
See you soon Coco!
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