Posted: 08/05/2017 at 11:51
A three day knees up last week at Headlam hall between Barnard Castle, Ingleton, Gainford and Staindrop, Raby Castle. We had guests from America Canada France and of course most of the UK. The comments were how did you get so lucky to live in this idyllic area. Some of the guests had made it a week and visited our moors beaches and forests. It was my Granddaughters wedding with a birthday on the 4th 5th and 6th of May plus a wedding anniversary on the 5th. We booked in and had a large family only party for the birthdays and anniversaries, the wedding was next day on the Friday which went on well into next morning (not for me I retired to my Bungalow room at eleven which believe me is very late by my standards), Grandson called me a party animal, yes son once I was just that. The sun shone all day for three days was just becoming dull as we all left the venue.
Headlam Hall is a lovely old Manor house with lovely gardens, guess where the photo's were taken, the food was very good indeed and the service superb. A couple from Belfast were sitting at my table and the were overawed by the beauty of the area, it was their first time over in this part of the UK but said they would be back.We were sitting under a Linden Tree with glasses in our hands something I have not done since visiting Berlin. It made me take stock of the place I have lived most of my life, the things you take for granted. One foot in the sea half an hour from the Moors, a bit longer to the Dales and less than two hours from the Lakes. Would I move, once tried it and came back. Have you really looked at where you live, I mean really looked.