Friday, August 12, 2005

Summer Holidays So Far (August 12, 2005)

Dear All,
I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays, wherever you are.

Right now I am with my mother in the city of Durham, northeastern England. This city is quite old, with a very famous Cathedral built by the Normans, and a well-known University. The temperature is cool and the weather is a little damp.

Tomorrow we are going to see a school friend of mine. We will meet on the coast of Northumberland, the county just south of Scotland. Then we will drive across the beach along a special track, a 'causeway', over to an island which you can reach by car only when the tide is out. We will have lunch there.

This island is called Lindisfarne and is home to some very ancient traditions. There is a ruined monastery here inhabited by monks who brought Christianity to the north-east of England in the 9th century.

Now, how about a web site to liven your holidays? If, like me, you love gadgets (look the word up in your dictionary), you'll love this site:

Gadgets.co.uk

Click here to look at the gadgets on offer - and maybe buy one! Decide for yourself which are Very Useful, Useful, Not Very Useful, Useless or Totally Useless - and post a Comment saying why!

More soon! Have a very good vacation.
Yours,
Mike