After the stress of dealing with the breakdown we set off immediately in the direction of Newcastle and specifically Whitley Bay.
We were visiting children but with a growing there is a shortage of space for overnight guests so we prefer to make alternative sleeping arrangements.
I never thought that I would say this but we prefer to stop in a caravan.
I have always hated caravans. I remember how horrible they were when I was a boy and we used to have family holidays in a tin box without any modern facilities but now, after a few modern caravan holidays I have become a real enthusiast, a zealot even, rather like someone who has gone through a rapid religious conversion and has become a serious pain in the arse about it.