Our latest update!
This afternoon, well yesterday but you know what I mean, I managed to drag my teenage son and daughter out for a walk. I wanted to head into the highlands, or maybe along Deeside but the script from my daughter was to “walk into town.” So given that she accompanied me for a wee tripContinue reading “14/9/20 Sunday Afternoon Family Walk”
You can think of this blog tracing our recent lovely coastal walk as Part One in a Series of Things to do in South Shields which I will be adding to continually in future posts.
I hope that you like it and it and if you do please tell all of your friends.
In July we had a fantastic lads trip into the highlands.
A bunch of us left Aberdeen at 4am in the morning to climb Ben Nevis.
We got to the base of Ben Nevis for 8am, were up and down by 3pm and propping up the bar not long after that!
Just after the new year of 2016 I bought this Victorian townhouse maisonette in my old hometown of South Shields.
I also wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the place so I decided to live in it for a while first.
I didn’t want to hurry into any rash decisions which I would regret later.
I’m sitting on our decking writing this on my laptop.
The sun is blaring down and life feels good.
I normally feel terrible when my time with Sonny and Lola is coming to an end (tomorrow they go back to their mams after 2 weeks with me) but don’t this time for some reason.
We’ve had a lovely little staycation holiday.
My Granda’ was called Joe.
And Joe was a bricklayer.
From a hard working class area.
And he was a hard working man.
Loved by all of his family.
So here we are at the end of our summer holiday! The last morning before we drive back up home.
And its been a funny one to say the least.
In the week or 2 leading up to it we didn’t even know if we would be allowed to come!
When we got to Legoland we discovered that it was CLOSED!
The kids were devastated.
I tried to soften their disappointment by suggesting a cheeky look in the hotel.
The hotel was SUPERB.
“Some serious dad brownie points are on the table here,” I thought.
My 40th was coming up.
I felt that I needed a bit of a blow out.
So organised a bar crawl around the harbour area of Aberdeen on Saturday night.
But before Saturday came I had a wee adventure to tackle…