The Hotel Vermont

A few minutes after I had settled down into the warmth I spotted JD arriving and being intercepted by the Concierge who, from conversations the previous night, I had realised had a wonderfully dry sense of humour :-)

JD and I sat and chatted for a while and he gave me his painting of the ‘Cherry Pie Tree‘, which was inspired by a photo I had taken near to Flodden Field in 2009 ( I love the painting :-) ).  We then ventured out into the sunshine, which had overcome the sudden drop in temperature that had hastened me back to the hotel.  We took a leisurely stroll through the town to the frame shop to take his  latest painting in to be framed.  After careful consideration and with assistance from the  lovely Becky a suitable frame was chosen.

We then strolled back through town to the Cathedral for a cup of tea and more conversation.  The Cathedral tea shop closed so JD and I made our way back to the hotel and its temporary reception area to wait for Mr C to return from his day at work.  I enjoyed our pleasant afternoon together.

Eventually I had to start my long trip back to the Midlands.  Mr C and I decided to have a slight detour for a cup of tea rather than chance Leeming Bar again.  We headed for Mainsgill Farm which also gave us the opportunity to say hello to Kevin the camel!  He wasn’t immediately visible but then he was spotted inside and cosy with his back to us.  Then suddenly when he sensed our presence, he started parading around his accommodation, what a poseur he is ;-)

After the welcome cup of tea we continued on the long journey south accompanied by the alarming alert “Severe weather forecast tomorrow” on the neon signs displayed at regular intervals on all the motorways as we traveled home.

After the long journey back, take away fish and chips and a glass of wine were quite welcome and refreshing.

And then it started to snow

PS: Thank you JD I had a wonderful afternoon :-)

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 27th 2013

12 Responses to “Newcastle – Day Two – PM”

  1. rusty duck says:

    My, what a fine pair of humps..

  2. JD says:

    yes, it was a very relaxing afternoon. I enjoyed your company and that of Mr.C
    I did order some springtime weather but it didn’t arrive – sorry about that :)

    still no snow here this past week!

  3. Lisl says:

    Sounds like a really good short trip, and you got back before the snow too, Cherie!

  4. james higham says:

    and he gave me his painting of the ‘Cherry Pie Tree‘

    What a softy.

  5. liz says:

    How lovely to meet a fellow blogger (I think?)

    • CherryPie says:

      It was lovely to meet JD :-)

      We all know fellow bloggers we would like to meet and if it is at all possible, the offline meeting will take place :-)

      We all know fellow bloggers that we wished we had never met online and the offline meeting ‘will never’ take place ;-)

      I would love to meet up with you :-)

  6. J_on_tour says:

    Hope you enjoyed your trip to the frozen north ! It was nice that you could meet a fellow blogger. It nearly happened to me once when I first started blogging but unfortunately, I had to travel to Scotland the day before, shame.

    • CherryPie says:

      My comment about the frozen north was rather tongue in cheek because there was much more snow in the midlands where I live.

      It was lovely to meet up with JD, I have also had the fortune of meeting with another blogger and her blogging network of friends too :-)