I bought my motorbike from Kawasaki Newcastle 6.5 years ago. Stayed with two friends in Morpeth and got stuck there for four days when the weather turned for spring-like to snow and salt and much coldness. They also work in health care as OT's.
I had the nicest time there and pledged to go back. Lovely place where time has stood still and you can leave your back door unlocked.
Maybe you know them but if this is a bit public then maybe I should keep stum, stumb, shustum - er quiet..
Love your posts btw. Much wisdom and wit.