Sunday, 29 September 2013

20 September 2013 – A Special Day

This year is a “significant birthday” for Jan, and we returned to Rothbury to share it with the family.

The grandchildren could not wait to open the cards and presents

Jan looks like she can’t really believe the card has it right

We were fortunate with the weather, as often happens on Jan’s birthday.   So the whole family went to a local pub for lunch.

Then on to the Thropton Annual Fair, which included the Rothbury Pipe Band.

The highlight was a display of birds of prey, which included participation by all the children

Jack was quite “bowled over” when an eagle flew just above their outstretched hands.   Too quick for me to capture a photo of it.

The highlight of the day was a special meal at the Treehouse Restuarant in the nearby Alnwick Gardens.   Its a magnificent treehouse complete with a wobbly rope bridge and a very “Harry Potter” look.    Excellent meal as well.
 Next morning we got some fresh air on our favourite Cragside hill walk
We recovered with a bottle of water and a couple of sandwhiches from the local award winning butcher.
Happy Birthday Jan

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