On the first day of the new lockdown, I received a piece of equipment needed to maintain our Bamburgh house over the winter period. Permission to perform this work was within the guidelines of the new rules and I set out from Gosforth early on Thursday morning. My daughter came to assist. Having completed the work by mid afternoon, we took advantage of the situation and took our daily exercise on the almost deserted beach. In the setting sunshine the beauty was breathtaking.