On Saturday, under fine Northumbrian skies, we completed a 98 mile round trip to Alnwick and Alnmouth in the Elise – roof off all the way. First stop was a too infrequent visit to the glorious Barter Books housed in old Alnwick Station and then, after lunch, a drive to nearby Alnmouth for a meander along the beach. This was my sort of walk; out along the seashore and then back above the sands skirting two golf courses: The Foxton and Alnmouth Village.
My excuse for these less than fascinating facts is that I tend to use this blog as a personal diary but it does put me in mind of this recent letter to The Oldie Magazine:
I haven’t got a computer, but I was told about Facebook and Twitter, and am trying to make friends outside Facebook and Twitter while applying the same principles.
Every day, I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do for the rest of the day. I give them pictures of my wife, my daughter, my dog and me gardening and on holiday, spending time by the pool. I also listen to their conversations, tell them I “like” them and give them my opinion on every subject that interests me … whether it interests them or not.
And it works. I already have four people following me: two police officers, a social worker and a psychiatrist.
Peter White, Derbyshire.
Of course, none of the above applies to WordPress but I hope you “like” and enjoy this post 😀
Some lovely decay!
A kingdom of rust Graham – thanks
Hahaha. That letter is brilliant. Love the paw print in the second photo.
Thanks Julie – that was quite a big dog (or even bear 🙂 )
Love the decay in those images! The letter is priceless…..
Thanks Sue – I should make it clear, I don’t read The Oldie – the letter was reproduced in The Week. Everything from Saga also immediately goes in the bin 🙂
😀😀 hadn’t entered my head, thought you saw it online via something else!
And on a similar topic – I keep receiving unsolicited emails about saving on funeral costs – what do these people know that I don’t!
in bits (lengthy laughter here)
It certainly makes you think 🙂
Great images. And the letter is just brilliant.
Many thanks Su – very clever isn’t it – I bet he submitted by email though 😉
Thanks. That makes me very nostalgic for the Alnmouth breezes! Regards Thom.
There were a surprising number of people near the village end of the beach with plenty of kids in the sea. I tried the North Sea at Bamburgh once – never again!
I usually risk a paddle! Thom.
well at least there is no troll amongst his followers, well done :o)
Agreed but some things are definitely safer online 🙂
Very funny and delightful…it looks like a beautiful beach
Many thanks – it is a lovely beach but Bamburgh is better.
Robin, the letter says it all!
Love the beach photos.
Thanks Jean – I have been in that North Sea water just the once – never again!
You would love it 🙂
I’d certainly be prepared to give it a go. Looks lovely!
Lovely decay and colours. The paw is great…just how great? The letter is priceless.
Many thanks – we might never know 😉
I do! In fact, I did 🙂
Thanks Jo but which of the four followers are you – the psychiatrist? 🙂
The one with the poor memory who can’t remember what ‘I did’ yesterday 🙂