Balloon goes Dutch

A man with a balloon that entitles him to a free ice cream at the Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick this week contacted the inn to announce his discovery.

The only problem is that he lives in the Netherlands. The balloons were handed out during last month’s Alnwick Food Festival, but one escaped and was found by Peter de Vries, from Kudelstaart-Aalsmeer, on Monday, September 23, during a visit to Texel, an island on the Dutch coast. He found it lodged in a barrier designed to prevent sand blowing away.