It was spring break recently and I took a bit of time off to visit home and a little bit further north too. My family rented a holiday cottage on the Northumberland coast at Bamburgh and my husband and I went to spend the Easter break there too.
Who wouldn't want to live in the same county as this after all:
The weather leading up to the trip was not exactly spring like so I packed sensible warm clothes. I never expected the weather to come out as well as it did.
The first day was a bit drizzly so my Collectif rain mac (the 3rd of the coats I bought in the sale) came in very handy for a walk on the beach.
That's Bamburgh castle in the background.
I also couldn't resist having a go on the big swing!
But then the weather changed, and it was very different. Bright and sunny and... warm even! I feel like I have been in this uber long mild winter so to get some warm sunshine was completely unexpected.
Here is me next to Dunstanburgh castle after a long walk along the nearby bay. It was such a beautiful day I felt like I was in another country.
And back on the beach at sunset.
We also went on a boat trip to the Farne Islands and we saw Grace Darling's lighthouse and a lot of seals.
This is my favourite photo I took on the trip:
This seal was so angry at my Dad for coming to close to it.
We also went to Holy Island on Easter Sunday and again, the weather was beautiful:
And there were birds, lots of birds... including a cute mallard couple. I had no idea that mallards could live by salt water, but I guess this proves it!
I also took one of my favourite vintage dresses with me a nice green floral number that I got in Pickering a few years ago and I found that is is super versatile. It even went with walking boots ;)
I had a lovely week I really didn't want it to end.
Did you do anything nice for spring break?