Welcome to our August issue and I hope we’re also welcoming some rather better weather than we’ve had recently. I’m sure those of you who, like me, have children or grandchildren to entertain during the school holidays are praying for some warm, dry weather so they don’t end up cooped up and bored in the house. And it does seem coincidental that boredom sets in with the children just when I’m desperately busy!
Another busy lady is Angela Melvin, who has written an interesting article for us on how to get started with tackling a project you’ve been putting off. For Angela, that project was to begin writing and publish one of her pieces – and as that’s exactly what she’s achieved (see here) it’s clear that her method works.
The permanently muddy-booted Geoff Holland regales us with a tale of a return trip after a long absence along the Rowhope Burn (see here). I should also note that Geoff’s excellent book ‘Walks from Wooler’ is now in its third edition and for the first time includes colour photographs – so if you enjoy walking but don’t yet own a copy, this is the time to buy.
Ex-North Sea Pilot Terry Took recounts the exciting story of a seaplane trip on a recent holiday in Australia (see here), and promises further adventures Down Under in the future, as well as some more of his maritime stories.
Katherine Wildman has also been travelling, but not quite so far – read her account of a trip to Leeds here.
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by Carol Robinson