1. I was on holiday in Newcastle last week, and there was much excitement when on Friday morning the town awoke to find that the promenade had been yarnbombed. The Secret Outside Crocheters and Knitters (SOCK) were the group responsible, who added a splash of colour to the sea front as part of Newcastle Arts Festival (NAF). Read the BBC article about the yarnbombing here.
2. The perfect way to spend your holidays – taking a sketching class along the prom. The classes are free every Thursday 10am-12pm throughout the Summer, led by artist Martin McParland.
3. Unfortunately I was unlucky to be struck down with the flu for most of my holiday, but the best cure seemed to be to get out in the fresh sea air, climb mountains, and smother on Dr Hauschka Lip Balm!