An Easing of Restrictions….. Just a Few


A sunny start to May 13th…the day that some restrictions have been removed or else eased.  From today (until further notice) we can exercise outdoors for as long as we want, even sit down and picnic!  We can also arrange to meet people (one at a time) in the outdoors, remembering to keep our social distance. Surprisingly the Park is quieter than usual.

One announcement was that Golf Clubs can open.  But our Local Course remains shut and will do so I am told till the 24th.  So no Cars in front of the Hall. Preparations have been underway for a while, all neatly trimmed and now fertilised….


Anglers have been itching to get their rods out again and from today they can.  Not all the fishing stations were occupied this morning but some had broken out of lockdown….


Mind you this Fisherman was obviously missing lockdown.  He set up his rods, set the electronic bite alarm and then went back to lockdown in his tent 🙂

At least he was keeping his Social Distance…

AND now as restrictions have been eased…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th May

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location :-  Warkworth Castle, Northumberland

(I know this is Wordless Wednesday…but here are a few notes on Warkworth)

Warkworth Castle has been in the ownership of the Percy Family, more formally the Dukes of Northumberland, since the 11th century.  Originally a wooden structure, but in troubled times proved impractical, despite a high defensive position.

So it was replaced in the 13th century with a solid stone construction.  What you can fine today is a square outer wall with look out towers on each side and central to all this very solid Central Keep.

Apart from playing an important strategic role over the passing years, it was also a popular retreat for leisure in peaceful times.

The Castle is now in the care of English Heritage

We too must take care….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th May

(C) David Oakes 2020