After leaving Tricia’s house, I went to stay with Janet. Billy and Janet kindly took me on a road trip to Cragside in Northumberland. It was the home of William Armstrong and the house was the first house in England to be lit by hydroelectric power. It is a most impressive house and the architecture, furnishings, and innovative technology of the day are just wonderful to see. I enjoyed every room in the house. 😊
A photo of Billy on the entrance path leading to the impressive house.
A massive cutting-edge of the day kitchen.
An automatic dishwasher!!!
A cozy nook to rest a bit.
A peek to the outstanding gardens from a window.
I took photos of the beautiful rooms.
Paintings lined both walls of an upstairs hallway. This painting reminded me of Tricia as I imagine her as a little girl and knowing her love of cats. 😊
Billy and Janet enjoying an ornate fireplace.
A replica of Princess Alexandra’s dress. The Princess visited Cragside.
We walked the pathways surrounding the house.
Cragside is a very beautiful place to visit.
Now, onto the Holy Island visit 😊
Bill drove Janet and I to see Holy Island in Northumberland. Twice a day the island’s access road is cut off by tides. Holy Island is a holy place steeped in a rich history and people make pilgrimages to visit this special Island. Sadly, I only took a few photos.
The priory and cemetery photos.
The castle was under renovation construction so not open to tours. A really beautiful and serene area by the sea. ❤️
We stopped at a few shops before we left Holy Island. A great day!
The next photos bring us back to Cullercoats ❤️
We walked one morning to Riley’s Fish Shack. It is a beautiful walk along the North Sea.
A feast for breakfast! So yummy! 😊
Both feet into the Sea!!
We had time to play with dolls during my stay which was so nice. After the SCW, I bought several outfits from Janet that were left on her sales table, lucky me! This outfit is so lovely on Morgen and her sandals were made by a Marti. She looks great. ❤️
Dear Gertie also has a new Janet-made outfit to wear and she stands next to her twin sister Edith. Gertie brought presents for her beloved twin. She missed her so much! ❤️
Finn also scored a new Janet-made outfit and he loved spending time with Glory. You can see my sweet Minnie in the background. We all had a wonderful time. ❤️
Janet and I went to the beach for a picnic on a nice sunny day. 😊
Janet showed me this neat cave.
Janet enjoying the tasty red rice salad that she made for our picnic on the beach. What a lovely day! I had the best time at Janet’s house. She and Billy were so very kind and the very best hosts. I felt very welcome during my stay and I am grateful for our friendship. ❤️
Janet, Tricia, and I flew from Newcumberland to Rome, Italy. This is the view of the Alps as seen during the flight. Gorgeous!
Thank you for visiting the blog. I hope you enjoyed this final post of the visit to England and the next post will be in Italy 🇮🇹. Have a wonderful week! 😊 xxx