Today I have spent a lot of time sorting out my holiday photographs, all 445 of them. I seem to have got a bit carried away, thank goodness for digital cameras!

Northumberland ranks as one of my favorite places in the world. It has everything I love; dramatic landscapes, gardens, castles and history. But most of all I love the peace and tranquility, my favorite place to stay just adds to the experience.

On my journey down (or is that up?) I did have cause to wonder if I had been transported to a foreign land… I stopped off for afternoon tea and was greeted with Llamas and on closer inspection a camel!!! Apparently his name is Kevin.

Yorkshire Surprise

Can You see Me?

Kevin the Camel

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2009

12 Responses to “Thoughts of my Hols”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Northumbria, Cherie?

    Kevin seems a fairly relaxed chap.

  2. CherryPie says:


    Well not according to the locals or the history books…

    And I don’t live in Salopia either ;-)

  3. mutley says:

    They do rather well in our climate Cherry darling. I once spent an afternoon… but thats another story…

  4. There is a llama on Dad’s farm in Alberta…he keeps the coyotes at bay – and me too…doesn’t like BC license plates I guess :)
    Did Kevin spit at you?

    • CherryPie says:

      There was a warning on the fence which said ‘we nibble’ ;-) Kevin didn’t spit he seemed to laid back and snooty to be bothered with that sort of thing.

  5. luisa brehm says:

    ohhhhhhh Fairy, sooooooooo cool ;-) ))))))))))))))))
    i love the little ones !!!
    really happy you enjoyed your mini vacations, i thought you were out more a few days ;-) ))))))))))))
    lots of love and kissesssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    and a magical sunday

    p.s. » i come back later, deal ???
    it’s election day here ….

  6. Phidelm says:

    Wot, no ponies? You’ve been cheated … ;-) ! Were the llamas for wool or trekking (or both)? Love that bactrian camel – all you need are harness, saddle and saddle-bags and you can be off to Mongolia for your next trip!

    • CherryPie says:

      I think they were there as an attraction for the Kiddies. Now that you mention it I think I might talk nicely to Kevin and he can take on a grand adventure ;-) He looks like he might be up for it ;-)

  7. Steve Hayes says:

    Kevin looks pregnant.

    When we were on holiday in England a few years ago we saw a llama in the middle of a flock of sheep at Axbridge, Somerset.

    It’s all this multiculturalism that’s causing climate change, I tell you.