This takes me back to the time nearly 20 years ago when I was candidate in Hexham. We are off to the Northumberland County show to look at tractors, sheep and chickens and generally have a good time. We are not looking to buy a duck house as a second home and we won't be buying horse manure (we use cattle manure on our allotment!) We are simply going there enjoy ourselves and get more ideas as we move towards self-sufficiency.
We left the car at home and are on the bus to Newcastle now. We then get the train out to the Tyne Valley. So in respect of getting up early to catch a train, it's just like any other Monday morning!
The first time we went to the show, it took us half an hour to get out of the car park. Since the show is next door to Corbridge train station, it would be madness (and more environmentally damaging) to drive. And our clapped out Ford Escort would have to complete with all those Range Rovers for a parking space. So let the train take the strain.
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