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AJB’s Adventure #8 – Tyne Time (& Ready for Wearside)

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Posted by Andy “Formerly Wee Bairn” Bell

After Scotland, of which more in the near future, it was time to head south to another one of my old stomping grounds.

A knight out in Sunderland

For eighteen months I lived on Wearside, that is the area around Sunderland in the North East of England.

That was a time long, long ago.

Andy @ Trafalgar Square, Sunderland

Anyhoo, the town is a cheese and onion toastie’s throw away from Newcastle.

And all around are former mining & industrial communities which have their very own way of doing things.

They are close-knit and proud.

This is the land of the Geordie and I, to my mother’s chagrin spoke like a native thanks to the fellow travellers on the “Scholars Bus” to Silksworth County Infants School. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordie)

I had my linguistic chops re-educated under the tutelage on my mother.

There is much about this part of world that is to relish … another blog on that soon.

As for the 29th of September, it, needless to say it, was a thrill to share the air with Hikaru and Michael @ TFC Central… we usually sit around a dining table.

And after that it was off for my spot of footy.

Not quite the Grand Final, it’s the clash of the day between the Bedlington Terriers (http://www.bedlingtonterriersfc.com/) and Team Northumbria.

As luck (or fate) would have it, the cheer for Bedlington is “Woof, woof”.

Loving them Terriers already … & they won 5-1 !

As for the Grand Finals … up is down, marshmallows are frying pans and that is exactly how I like it.

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  1. Lovely part of the world :)

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