A postscript on the trip Oop North.
Sunday saw us shivering around Housesteads Roman fort.
Well, you can’t really visit Northumberland and not go to The Wall.
A masterpiece of ancient architecture
An unsophisticated attempt at apartheid
And very very cold.
I have never been to The Wall and not been cold.
It certainly makes you appreciate what those displaced centurions would have felt like, with the bitter winds whipping up their togas :-)
And the thing the kids will remember from this trip?
And after an hour wandering around in the freezing cold, they actually started to look quite inviting.
Especially with the sound of moo-ing in the background.
It was just like being back in Hestons Little Chef.
Plus ca change…
This Week I Have Mostly Been Reading
Well unfortunately Gideon Mack has been put on hold whilst I have been racing through the first five volumes of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
And I have to say, these are so good.
Gripping, excellent story line, nice dose of biblical references which went completely over Oldest Childs head (” Who was Cain mum?”), lots of teenage angst over identity and friendships but not in a navel gazing Twilight way.
So so good.
And currently on special offer in The Works!
Even better :-)
Next Week I Shall Mostly Be Reading
Bwa ha HA!
The New Phil Rickman.
Bought today and delivered instantly to my Kindle.
Reasons to be grateful #564 :-)