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Originally posted May 2 2010 at 17:05 under General and Football and Friends and Moments. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Springing Into A New Entry

Oh look, it must be that time again, the start of the month and I get all excited with a brand new, sparkling post. So let’s get on with detailing of my life

Prudhoe Castle

After the excitement of a first castle visit in far too long Jan and I had a chance to visit one further north. Having popped up for Easter we had a trip vaguely in mind but ended up going almost by accident on the Sunday, having headed to the Metrocentre only to discover it’s about the one day of the year it’s closed. Luckily the transport links were still running (cinema open if nothing else) so we could get a bus into Prudhoe just along the Tyne.

The castle itself isn’t the most spectacular, but provides an interesting mix of the original and restoration/updating (the bailey is now dominated by a nineteenth century house, though it does blend in nicely). It did feel a little strange to walk down a hill to reach a castle for once, though I suppose its position reflects the proximity to the Tyne and the changing layout of Prudhoe.

As well as the castle we did have the chance to wander into to a christening party at the local pub (the rather bizarely title Dr Syntax). The bus didn’t come then, so we had to have a drink in the other pub (the rather more commonly named Fox and Hounds). So all in all not bad

A view of Prudhoe Castle

Sing-A-Long-A-Wickerman—Say What?

Not my idea in the slightest but once Janet finds something in a leaflet she’s always going to talk me into it if she wants to. So it was that we found ourselves upstairs in the Green Dragon (never been upstairs before!) for part of Croydon Film Festival, with Sing-A-Long-A-Wickerman. As it sounds, this is an opportunity to watch the frankly strange UK film The Wickerman, and sing-a-long to the songs. It actually turned out to be a lot more fun than it sounds, or I feared. Still, enough of that silliness for a while.

Promotion Party

The promoted team leaves the field

One other thing to be mentioned; The Toon are back up where they belong. So we had a party, against Sheffield United, to which I was lucky enough to be able to go thanks to the aforementioned being in the north. A two–nill seemed an appropriate way to celebrate. Haway the lads!

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Dr Ian Scott
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