I went on a little adventure one afternoon last week and visited the land across the water; Tynemouth! If it hadn’t been so foggy you’d be able to see Souter Lighthouse and the home of this Whitburn Whiskerer in the background as well!
Tynemouth always seems like a proper day trip because of the time taken to cross the River Tyne and get there! It’s so silly when I can see it and it’s-just-over-there! But maybe because of this, the two sides of the river are so very different. Tynemouth is lovely and quiet compared to the bustle of our own South Shields – and I am a bit partial to a bit of bunting in a marketplace.
Tynemouth is full of independent shops, brilliant for present buying or for decorating the house. Let’s see… I bought some birthday presents for friends, a new baby present, some lovely handmade cards and some fudge. Then Mr Whiskers took hold of the purse strings before I could run off waving my hands above my head like an overexcited toddler. So! A quick drive along the coastline took us to Whitley Bay and time for some…
Let’s be clear though. I only spent £1.00 and it lasted a pretty long time too. But who could resist the temptations of a Coronation Street branded penny machine! (Not me)
We also shared a tray of chips and had a very short walk – before the icy winds of last week took their toll. Lovely warm weather today though! Typical. Next time we’re over in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay we’ll either attempt a round of crazy golf, visit the old toy museum or maybe say hello to the otters at the Sea Life centre. Who says you have to go far for a holiday?
(The Cat Whiskerer)