It was a surprise trip to meet a couple of very special Blog friends one who knew I was coming and another who didn't.
The boys and I jumped on a couple of trains and went to Alnmouth which is on the Northumbrian Coast and somewhere that we've never been before.
Then suddenly I spotted a little cobbled street with rows of hollyhocks so we had to take a quick detour but look what we found at the end of it.
The most amazing view over the golf course and the beach in the distance ..... wow, it was breathtaking.
The boys were so excited and couldn't wait to get down there. Yes, we do live close to a beach but it's nothing like this one . The tide was so far out we could hardly see the water and there were loads of shells and sand dunes to run inbetween.
Whilst they were paddling and digging holes there were a couple of rain showers and I thought we were going to have to pack up and leave but they soon blew over.
When we met up with Tess and her son the boys were in proper hyper mood. It's quite odd meeting up with someone you've never seen before , luckily she recognised Milo so it wasn't a case of talking to random strangers.
Tess took us to Alnwick Gardens so we had a wander around and also a quick look at the castle where some of Harry Potter was filmed.
At 6pm we all went up to Barter Books where we had another identifying job to do looking for the lovely Thimbleanna . That didn't take much doing either just spotting the lady with the extra big camera .
Because I'm totally rubbish I forgot to take any photo's of the three of us . I think we were all just swept up in the moment but I have to say that the boys and I had an absolutely smashing day and we loved meeting up with a couple of truly lovely friends. Thank you to both of you.