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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Last Sunday mum and me went on a coach trip to Beamish Museum - http://www.beamish.org.uk/.

We had such a lovely day.


We caught the tram to the town and wandered round the shops and the motor fitters, the smell of which reminded me of my Dad’s work shop.


As we came out of one of the shops there were two spitfires flying passed as part of Armed Forces Day. It was an amazing sight. Mum said she didn’t like to hear it as it, I guess it took her back to growing up in London during the 2nd World War.

Also as part of the celebrations there was a parade with a pipe band, young Army cadets and members of the British Legion. I found it quiet emotional, especially seeing one war veteran who was wearing the same medals that my father was awarded.


We had taken a bit of a picnic with us and sat in the sunshine listening to the brass band.


After lunch we got the tram again to the pit village and had an ice-cream.




Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few months ago so spending time together and having lovely days out seem more important than ever as we’re not sure how much longer she will be able to get out and about.

5 comments:

saving for travel said...

Sounds like a very special day RC, one to treasure.

Hugs

Sft x

Dannie said...

Sorry to hear about your mum RC, but it sounds like you were able to spend a lovely day with her and have created a special memory.

I haven't been to Beamish (we were meant to go on a school trip but a boy was naughty and we never got to go!) but its meant to be a great place:-)

Rainbowchild said...

Thank you Sft.

Dannie, There's always one that has to go and spoil it for the rest lol. I would recommend a visit, there is alot to see and I think it's really interesting.

Martin and Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your mum. I'm glad you had the lovely day out that you did. The Newcastle Ale van is a real piece of history, a nice picture.

Thankyou for taking the time to follow my blog. I look forward to reading about your gardening venture, eating habbits and of course Oscar.

Have a great day!

Martin :)

Mum said...

A grand day out with lots of memories to share. You seem to have had lovely weather aswell. Hugs to your mum.
Love from Mum
xx