Any of you that know myself and Shannon or have read our blogs before will know that we don’t have normal ‘adult-like’ holidays. We make them as childish and as fun as possible! We were both working on Sunday and Jon came in the camper van at 7pm when we had finished and picked us up to do the 2.5 hour drive to Beadnell, Northumberland. The van was absolutely full of stuff (probably most of the stuff we don’t even need!) and we’re only going for four nights!
So anyway, we danced to some tunes, ate some sandwiches, cruised past the Angel of the North and arrived at our holiday destination by 9:30pm. We spent the rest of the evening unpacking our stuff, drinking tea and watching the shittest telly you can imagine! (Hospital and Zoo programmes). It was brilliant to chill. We used Shannon falling asleep on the sofa as a cue to going to bed, ready for the first day of activities!
Shannon got up at 8am and went for a run (don’t ask why) and for once, we were all ready to go out by about 10:15 when we aimed to leave by 10, and that’s so good for us! Out first stop was the Grace Starlington Museum. So interesting! I didn’t know who she was before so it was great to learn something new. We also had a few cool pictures in RNLI poses…
After this cute little museum (which was free by the way!) we headed to Holy Island. We weren’t stupid, we checked the tide times before we went because you go across a road which at high tide is completely covered by the sea! We got there at around 12:00 and we knew we had to leave by 1:45 at the latest. We wandered around and found a geocache which was cool. We went down to a beach and that’s when I saw a little accessible island with a grave on it and a large cross. I felt like I just had to go over there. I made my way over and Jon followed me part of the way. 5 minutes later, I turn around and Jon is heading back, but I soldiered on. I finally reached the small island and I had amazing views of the sea and I got some lovely photos. But, this is where it starts to go wrong…I turned around and realised that the 5 minutes I’ve been stood on the island, the tide had come in. I had to balance on a rock and take my socks and shoes off and wade back to Shannon and Jon! So scary how it happened so fast, I am just glad I didn’t stay for longer!
After visiting a few shops we made our way back to the car, with our next stop being Pot a Doodle Do! We had food there first and we had this lovely penne pasta before going to choose our pot to paint. I chose a duck, Shannon chose a t-rex and Jon chose a Loch Ness Monster. They looked FAB. I painted mine as a Captain America duck, Shannon painted a Costa t-rex and Jon, well, painted a spotted Loch Ness Monster. Here’s what they turned out like…
We were so proud of ourselves, we spent hours on them! After Pot a Doodle Do we went to Berwick just to go to a supermarket for some food for the rest of the week. We tried to have a normal ASDA trip but Shannon did end up throwing a whole pack of paperclips on the floor and she had to sit there and pick them all up, don’t ask me how!
We came home, chilled and watched Take Me Out. Had tea (pizza waffles!) and then we went for a walk to the sea. Me and Shannon went in shorts and flip flops so we could go in the sea, and it was FREEZING. Bearing in mind it was like 9:30pm, dark and really cold. This nice lady with a dog did offer us a lift home after we had been in the sea but we politely refused because we didn’t want to be murdered. STRANGER DANGER! While me and Shannon wore shorts, Jon had a huge coat on, trousers and boots and we have never been so jealous of his warmth, even though we did bring this upon ourselves! Now we are chilling again before we go to bed for tomorrows adventures.
I am writing this, Jon is watching Have I Got News For You and Shannon has just started a 925 piece 3D jigsaw of the Sydney Opera House and shes put together 3 pieces in the last 50 minutes! She’s getting there!
Roll on tomorrow!