31. GIBSIDE GATHERING - durham dubbers get together

What a fab super weekend this was! Organised by the Durham Dubbers WV club at the National Trust's Gibside estate, a serene place and a perfect way to end the summer holidays for the kids... The weather was nice, hazy mornings sunny afternoons with just a tiny bit of drizzle as we were packing up on the sunday. Loads of walks, dragonflies, communal bbq's, friendly folk and good music on the Saturday evening meant a good time was had by all .... I'll let the pictures tell the tale!!
At one point this turned into "8 men and an awning" and provided us with a good hour of entertainment!!!

But they did get it erected eventually!! In the meantime the kids made friends...Whinge whinge whinge, i think the kids would have liked a bit less walking

but that didn't stop Karen and I from taking them exploring

we did quite a lot of exploringwe thought it was nice, a walk in the woods

you never know what you could find!

Check out the tiny split screen camper!!

and loads of other nice beetle and vans

I think we made our camp quite cosy!

Belle was delighted with these welding gloves we 'won' in the charity auction!

I don't think this little chap had seen a ball bigger than him before....

must remember, I'm not the only one taking photo's

Gibside Hall....

Gibside's retreat....

Complete with Dragon flies!!!

Gibside's stable block, impressive huh!

And the chapel...

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