We’ve just had a couple of breaks away from Scotland; the first week was spent in Hexham in a self-catering property 4 miles from the town. As a farmer’s daughter, I really appreciated the smart conversion of one of the farm buildings into a well-designed and comfortable home for three couples.
It was a very peaceful place to live for the week – and there was always some interest in the farm work going on around us.
A few days after returning from Hexham, we headed overseas to visit Regensburg on the Danube. We flew from Edinburgh to Munich via Easyjet.
Although it wasn’t quite the golden October that we had hoped for, there were moments during our visit where the sun shone and the atmosphere was brilliant.
The castle is a ruin – and while there is a track from the other side, we chose (?) to climb the steps which were cut into the rockface to get a view out over the river valley and the village. It was well worth the effort. Thankfully, though, we didn’t meet anyone on the steps – I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much in the busier summer months.
ps – although we’re now back home, I am only now switching back on to work!