An ordinary life....

By Damnonii

Peace, perfect peace...


Last day of our holiday and determined to make the most of it.

Up early, some relaxing on the balcony watching the wildlife, then out for lunch to a lovely cafe just 10 minutes away.  Sat outside on the balcony with a wonderful view up Kielder water (extra).  

We had planned to visit Hexham and Morpeth but it was so lovely sitting there with a scruffy little robin for company (extra) that we sat on after our lunch and ended up having coffee and almond and white chocolate cake too.  

Next door to the cafe is a gift shop which I just had to visit (only polite) and guess what I bought?  *warning....the C word is coming up...Christmas decs.  Yes you read that right.  I couldn't resist.  Little Nordic Elves similar to these :-)  Well it is less than 100 days till my favourite day of the year :) 

Back to the chalet and onto the balcony to relax with a magazine.  Alan was having a go at the climbing wall with Ed at 4pm.  We decided to let him get on with it rather than go and observe and he returned absolutely full of the joys at getting to the top and ringing the bell.  Ed has some photos but I've still to get them.

After Alan had his dinner he went out for the evening with Ed and Elaine.  Eileen and Michael joined us for a glass of wine then they headed to a local village where they were having dinner and a little while later D and I headed off to the Pheasant Inn (extra) to have our dinner.  

What a perfect end to the week.  The Inn is old, authentic, cosy with lovely friendly staff and stunning food.  I mean top class restaurant quality.  To start with David had cheese soufflé and I had goats cheese and red onion tart, followed by steak with garlic butter, baby potatoes, carrots, cabbage and broccoli.  David had slow cooked lamb in red wine and rosemary and the same veg.   

We were very greedy and had pudding too.  Double ginger ice cream for me (to die for) and brioche and marmalade bread and butter pudding with cream for D.   

Back to the chalet for a night cap to toast the most wonderful holiday.  It really has been a perfect week and after the disaster of France last year, has restored my faith in holidays.

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