My post yesterday reminded me of some highlights from the trip my wife and I took along Hadrian’s Wall in ’16.
The Anchor Hotel in Haydon Bridge is a nice place. Quaint rooms, good food, reasonable rates, fine location in the village.
But the most memorable part of staying there was that when we checked in, there was a wake happening in the bar. That’s a one-of for us.
We also had a nice dinner one night at the General Havelock Inn.
In Haltwhistle I ate some of the best pub food I’ve ever had.
Our home away from home away from home was The Black Bull.
The pints. Oh the pints!
And I spent much of *ahem* a couple days there reading through these two finds from the corner book shelves:
Perfect fodder for the journey.
While at the Milecastle Inn I went for the game pie.
Best meat pie I’ve ever eaten. No contest! I still yammer about it. Just ask her.
After all was said and done I came home from the North with a greater knowledge of the Roman wall, a new love I’m still pursuing of the Border Reivers and admiration for the people who live there now.
Broken forts and shattered castles will do that to a man.
I’d go back tomorrow.
Saying Thank You on Sunday.
Oathsworn’s Burrows & Badgers and Northumbrian’s Nightfolk.
I mean, look at these guys:
Out for a saunter.
The Sentinel is not amused.
They’re proof that
I would love, LOVE, to see the Nightfolk written — hell, even as apocrypha — into Burrows & Badgers.
That’s right. I’m goading you guys! Get it together.
Oh, and …
Welcome to the Second Chapter* in my ongoing comparative literary analysis of The Hobbit and The Five Fingers.
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Here’s that Book Golem I mentioned a while back, plus a Swarm of Books.
Book Golem and Swarm of Books
They’re statted for Swords & Wizardry.
Read Aventyr Bestiary and Pact of the Tome to get a better feel for them. Oh, and, Pact of the Tome looks like a zombie blog so you might want to get on that.
I’m sure I’ve seen a fig of a Swarm of Books out there somewhere but can’t remember where. It might have been a one-off mod. I can even picture the photo, but hell if I can find it now.