Regular readers of my Blog may or may not have noticed that on the first of every month I've been changing my header picture ? The pictures I use are usually taken sometime during the last week of the previous month and must have that - time of the year feeling. Does that make sense? Anyway this month I had such a hard time finding the right picture, I had the conker pictures and the berry pictures but they just didn't suit . Today I found the exact picture so if you are wondering why my header has changed again this month, now you know.
Hub went out with his workmates last night so was feeling a bit tender this morning, it wasn't a hangover though, he just felt a bit queasy and had a bad head.... So I decided to take the boys out and give him a bit of quiet time to recover . When I asked where they'd like to go Milo said he wanted to go on a train , so on a train we jumped and headed off to Newcastle. I remembered that years ago there used to be a Sunday market on the Quayside so that's where we headed. Down the very steep bank to the River Tyne and there it was .
There wasn't as many stalls as I remembered but they were a lot nicer and not as " junkified " with bits of plastic rubbish.
Our favourite stall was this one , with the biggest pumpkins we have ever seen. I had a chat with the stall owner while I was getting some hyacinth bulbs to plant up for Christmas and he said he had grown all the pumpkins and that it had been a very good year for them. I asked Milo to stand behind them just so you could gauge the actual size.
Apparantly there are ten different types of bridges very close together at this part of the River Tyne. The second most recent one to be built is the Millenium Bridge which was opened to the public in September 2001 .
This is the first time we've ever walked across this bridge and I did start to feel just the tiniest bit seasick as it moved ever so slightly. You can just see the back of the market stalls on the right bank .
We were heading across to this building, it used to be the Baltic Flour Mill but is now a centre for contemporary art . As we entered members of staff were apologising for the lack of exhibitions on at present but we still had a little look round and Gabe had great fun just playing in this boat.
Next we headed off to the Castle Keep which I think dates back to 1080 . At this point I should be showing you a photo of the extra steep bank we climbed to get to it but I was so out of breath by the time we got to the top I forgot ....
So after doing a bit of exploring we went off into the town centre where we found Milo the last in his collection of Ben 10 toys and I resisted all the lovely yarn in John Lewis then we jumped back on the train and headed for home.
How pleased were the boys that we managed to get the very front seat so they could " drive the train" ?
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