We somehow managed to have a bit of luck and happened to book ourselves a few nights in a cottage on the weekend with the hottest, sunniest weather ever. This never happens to us. We are literally followed by rain and clouds everywhere we go. Evenings in the cottage, spent watching the chickens in the front, and days spent in the grounds of Cragside or by the river in Rothbury.
We'd arranged the weekend to work around the bank holiday, and the food festival on in Rothbury. We left with some amazing Sourdough bread and sausages. And a mild case of sunstroke for me. After our eventful Holland road trip, being back in Northumberland with quiet nights and slow days was exactly what we needed.