Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ruined answers!

Apologies to all of you who are still waiting for the answers to the ‘ruin’ question. Here they are, in order: Lindisfarne Priory Lindisfarne Castle Warkworth Castle Dunstanburgh Castle Etal Castle Banburgh Castle Alnwick Castle Berwick Town Wall near the … Continue reading

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Grief and pain!

My sons’ piano teacher used to bring out a little ditty whenever she or her friends were having a Spring clean or a mega sort out at home. It went: “Everything here is grief and pain… over the road they’re … Continue reading

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A ‘ruined’ holiday… with books!

We were blown all the way to Northumbria – gale force winds swept us up the western side of Britain and, at the end of our break, fell away to a gentle breeze, allowing us to return by the more … Continue reading

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