I think we had the better weather- although absolutely freezing with a bitter wind,we had some sunshine but best of all had very little rain. We managed to get out and about and the cobwebs were well and truly blown away!
|St Mary's lighthouse|
The first day we headed down to the coast and visited Whitely bay and had a coffee in a fabulous art gallery come italian coffee shop.
Daughter and I loved it all and dreamt about owning a similar place in the south! It was lovely seeing Italian type pastries - they were of a lovely small size . Perfect with a coffee , especially if you are having lunch out too!
We then headed down the coast a few minutes and had lunch in Crusoe's a lovely cafe right on the beach. They are always busy there and its one of our favourite haunts. So a round of paninis and warm drinks before heading back to the city.
|Life guard NE style!|
|Don't you love the colours- I just want to make something using them!|
You always know you will find something usual here- something you hadn't seen before on previous visits. They have special exhibitions on and we have visited a Star trek exhibition when the children were small. We were very excited to hear that the museum has had some refurbishment done. So we headed off to investigate and we weren't disappointed.