Six word Saturday

6ws-participating-in-bannerFamily fun in all its guises!

Fun is guaranteed when my Polish family from Norfolk come to visit.  The above shots were taken at Saltholme, a local birdwatching nature reserve.  Click on any photo to follow the story line.

In Durham, we took the Castle tour (Rafal is considering Durham University, based in the Castle, as one of his options).  I was delighted to find that it was the first day of the flower festival in the Cathedral, but it was, of course, busy.

More fun is anticipated today.

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    1. Thanks, Munchow 🙂 I only see them once a year and it’s always a pleasure. We fit so much into a couple of days because boys of that age like to be “on the go”. I was at a Boulder Park the following day. Just recovering 🙂

      1. Oh it’s so complicated – my son is just choosing his uni’s for next year this week! So hard to know what they want to do at that age…. (I still don’t know what I want to do with my life!)

    1. Thanks, Tonya! Having a “me” day today. Guests went home yesterday, daughter has her husband home again, and son returned to his job in Bradford with a mountain of clean and ironed clothes. Phew! (walking planned this morning and as little as possible this afternoon 🙂 )

    1. They’re a happy bunch and I enjoyed their company 🙂 They’ve gone home today and I’m surfing a mountain of ironing after cooking Sunday lunch (our son arrived home from Leeds Music Festival with lots of muddy washing on Friday night). Tomorrow’s just for me though. I’ve earned it 🙂

    1. We sometimes take turns and visit them in Norfolk, Lynne, but it’s a quite a long drive and when Dad at 85 (with appalling driving style 🙂 ) wants to take the wheel I have to discourage him. (firmly 🙂 ) They really are lovely people.

    1. It’s for the patient, Becca. I’m not, so silly distractions are good. We followed a nature trail signed Kestrel Way and Mariusz (an absolute sweetheart) was disappointed that we didn’t see a kestrel the whole way. Thanks for your visit 🙂

  1. Looks fun! I like the smiley flower display. Is the castle in the background of the last phot the one you shot up top? It’s gorgeous! Thanks for the tour. 🙂

    1. The building in the last shot is the Cathedral, Gem. It’s perched right up on the top and the castle is across the green behind it. We climbed the Cathedral steps to take the shots downover and it was a long way up 🙂
      Said my sad farewells this afternoon after a Boulder climbing expedition to a country park.

  2. What wonderful memories you’ve made, Jo. Love the ‘castle’ turrets peeking over the trees. Yes, Arek looks very strong and up to the task. 🙂 Enjoy your last day of fun together, until the next visit. xx

    1. The turrets are the top of Durham Cathedral, Ad. It’s in a lovely situation on the top of a hill, and the Castle complex is across Palace Green, just behind it. If you make it up this way some day I’ll take you 🙂
      Said my sad farewells now. Boulder climbing in a country park rounded the visit off.

    1. Thanks for all your lovely likes, Sonel. We went to a country park with climbing boulders and BMX track this morning, then we said sad goodbyes. I’m quietly exhausted, but in a good way. 🙂

  3. Sounds a like you had a nice family visit, Jo. Was the ‘worm’ for the kids to play on? I found Hartlepool on my Google Map. The only Sampler I know of is Whitman Sampler, a box of assorted Whitman Chocolates.
    We are back home now. It is still hot in the U.S. High 90’s F in our Texas parts.

    1. Hiya Jim. You know all about fun with the kids 🙂
      Saltholme is quite a big nature reserve with a state of the art visitor centre, and a few “distractions” like the worm and the rabbit for the younger ones.

      I couldn’t think what to call those, Jim. They are kneelers that you’d find in a pew, especially designed to accompany the floral displays of each town.

      We’re heading rapidly into Autumn, but I’m hanging on to every last bit of sunshine I can find. 🙂

  4. Wonderful .. to have family visit and now you have to activate them too .. you will need a good break they gone home. Enjoy yourself .. and as somebody said, sleep we can do in the grave. *smile
    Fantastic gallery .. and a stunning place. And even some sunshine in the picture.

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