Saturday, 20 February 2010

A trip to Northumberland

Usually when we got to Northumberland it is to buy sheep but today my friend Caroline and I had a day out. We were to Country Baskets on the Team Valley Estate before it opened as we had set off early to get in a full day out and sat in the sunshine waiting for it to open.It was easy to find and it is nice to know Country Baskets only opened in the New Year up north as it is the Leeds one we have to go to buy their goodies. Both of us came out with a box full of interesting bits and pieces.We got had a choice of complimentary hot drinks which was nice and then set off to the viewing day that was at Woodhill Hall just outside Otterburn. Coreen had kindly invited us along and there were some lovely rooms which she has taken a lot of trouble to decorate and put her stamp on them/ We stopped for lunch on the way at Otterburn Towers which was a huge disaster.To make up for it we stopped off at a tea room in Corbridge on the way home which even offered gluten free cake so Caroline had a treat after all.