Escape to Lindisfarne

I have come back to earth with a bump since my recent weekend away, and found myself wistfully recalling the gorgeous scenery of Northumberland.  There’s nothing quite like getting on the Tube to make a holiday fade away, so I thought I’d remind myself that it did actually happen and share some photos with you.  Far more interesting than the deadlines and decision-making hovering over me just now!  I hope to post an update on the Sunshine Coat next week.  It has been gorgeously sunny in London so far this week and I want to give the coat my full attention again – knitting it is as cheerful as the weather 🙂

Here are some snaps of Lindisfarne Priory, which has a close connection with St Cuthbert:

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Lindisfarne Priory was hauntingly beautiful and the weather was very kind.  I’m not much of a medievalist anymore and I was slightly embarrassed/caught out by questions that I would’ve been able to answer off the top of my head a few years ago…but never mind.  I will (somehow) find the time to brush up or revise.  My only saving grace is that I learnt well enough first time around!

We then crossed over to Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle – it is a National Trust property so not many photos (definitely not of the interior):

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