There's nothing like a blast of sea air to blow away the cobwebs.
And a visit to Tynemouth means great company too.
My sister Sabena and her partner Gary; two of my very favourite people.
Jumping for joy on the beautiful Longsands beach.
Some more successfully than others...
There is a market every weekend at Tynemouth metro station too, which Sabena and I browsed around...
while Gary took the kids to the match at St James' Park.
I am woefully out of practice at blogging, and feeling sadly adrift from my lovely community of bloggers whose support and company I value. Real Life has its distractions at present, but I'll have a good go at catching up with you all - I miss you.
1970s hand made maxi dress - Mooch vintage shop
Boots - community fair
And it's hard to find a good spot in my new garden to take a decent photo!