Sunday, 29 June 2014

Armed Forces Day - the fly past

These are the pictures taken yesterday of the fly past plus a couple of family photos.

Westland Sea King

Avro Lancaster and 2 spitfires



Scarborough Castle and the Armed Forces Day

Richard had a great idea of going to Scarborough Castle (English Heritage) and from there we would be able to see the fly past from the Armed Forces Day.  It was brilliant - I saw my favourite plane - The Lancaster - flying which brought a tear to my eyes.  There was also a display from the Vulcan that was fantastic the sound from it was amazing.

The castle itself was very interesting it has a 2,500 year history, with fantastic views over the coastline. It began as an Iron Age Fort, was occupied by the Romans, became a Viking settlement and reached its heyday under Henry II.  The castle was involved in the English Civil War and came under attack during the First World War. 

You can read more about Scarborough Castle and its history onWikipedia.  Here are some of the photos that Richard took yesterday.

Tower destroyed during the English Civil War

The Dragon Cloud

Part of a Roman Signal Tower which was turned into a chapel

Scarborough Harbour

Friday, 27 June 2014

Seaton Sluice

Richard and I went to a beautiful beach at Seaton Sluice after we had been to Tynemouth.  Seaton Sluice is a village in Northumberland between Whitley Bay and Blyth.  It's a pity we didn't have any beach gear with us.  The sea was amazing so powerful but that is nature for you.

Hanna's Prom

It was Hanna's prom last night, so we went to see her off.  She looked beautiful so it was well worth the hours we spent in the shop trying all the dresses on and I mean ALL - she tried every one of them on and some more than once.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Unusual Cloud

I asked Richard to take this picture for me of a very unusual cloud which  I spotted one night at home.

Can you see the face and head dress of a Native American

Conisbrough Castle

On 8th June we all went to Conisbrough Castle, we had a great time and we took a picnic.  Even Jensen loved exploring the place, Steven was a bit exhausted carrying Jensen up and down the steps.

Imagine our delight when we came across some Peregrine Falcon chicks - amazing and luckily no one can get to them.

Jensen and Steven

Striking the pose

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Baby Sitting Duties

Richard and I looked after Jensen again on 7th June, he stayed with us overnight and luckily Steven was with us to lend a hand - he did a great job.

I made a curry for Saturday night's tea, Jensen and Steven loved it!!

Jensen tucking into my curry

Yum pudding

Friday, 6 June 2014

D-Day Normandy

A few years ago Richard and I visited the Normandy Beaches and I felt humble walking in the footsteps of those brave men.  So today on the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings I would like to add my thanks to all who fought and died so that we could be free.


Kenilworth Castle

Another English Heritage site and I have to say the membership is worth it.  It was Richard, Amanda, Steven and myself that visited the castle on 31st May.  This place was fabulous and it felt really homely.  This was the home of Robert Dudley the great love of Queen Elizabeth I who stayed there one for over 2 weeks.

Steven and Amanda having a Latte