|Newcastle Train Station|
|view from my bedroom|
|the CFC Household meets at the couple's home|
Since April and Clint both work, most of the time I would be left alone in the apartment. I made it a point to prepare dinner for the couple to come home to: Korean beef stew, steamed fish Hongkong style, Hainanese chicken, etc. I also used the “alone” time to try to finish my edit of the book manuscript after the editorial evaluation in June 014.Sometimes, their friends would coax me into joining their outings.
Once we went to the High Force Waterfalls on the River Tees, near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Teesdale, County Durham, England. The waterfall is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Despite popular belief that it is the highest waterfall in England, at 71 feet (22 m), : Cautley Spout, in Cumbria's Howgill Fells, is almost 590 feet (180 m) high.
|High Force WAterfalls|
|the whole group that went to see the Falls|
|picking large, luscious, and 'licious strawberries|
|at the outdoor play|
|April in front of her office|
HP in Newcastle, UK
One afternoon, the couple also took me to an outdoor play near their offices. It would have been more fun had it not been so windy, making the afternoon colder than it was meant to be. But the Indian food available at the kiosk was so good it was definitely worth the trip. We all wished inexpensive quality entertainment like that was as available in other cities, most especially Metro Manila.
Another time, we went to a Western Cowboys and Cowgirls Birthday party for the little boy of the Talagas. And guess what the piece de resistance was? You got it right…lechon…oh how I have missed this Filipino delicacy! Clint, April, and I had so much fun at the photo booth, too. The Filipino community sure knows how to celebrate events and keep the Filipino fire in Newcastle burning well!
|English Cowboy and Cowgirls|