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A gentle tour of the north east between Christmas and New Year, not dashing about quite as manically as in some previous years.

Back to Newcastle (after a quick wander around on Christmas Eve) on Boxing Day for the sales and a look at Fenwick’s windows (best I can remember – animatronics have come on since the days when all the characters seemed to be based on the classic cobblers’ shop window model).

A look at the Tyne as the sun was going down:

A wander around Ouseburn on a sharp, bright morning.

A trip to the Angel of the North under cold blue skies:

A brief walk round Durham:

Then back to Newcastle, and genuine, real snow, the like of which we’d not seen for a long time.

A good break before heading back to London and a New Year’s weekend of playing guitar with the band.