I had a few days off work last weekend, so I thought I’d go to my parent’s house for a few days to relax and get out of the city. They live near the coast in Northumberland, which in my humble opinion is one of the prettiest places in the UK. On the Saturday we went to the market town of Morpeth, where I went to school. I haven’t been back in years, so it was really nice to visit places and reminisce. Morpeth has also changed a lot in recent years, which loads of new shops having been added. Luckily there is also still loads of really well stocked charity shops, The residents of Morpeth don’t give crappy stuff away, no we’re talking some top quality stuff here. I found this out when I picked up a 1980s vintage cream bag which me and Bryden are 99% sure is genuine YSL. It was 3 quid!
Saturday night was spent getting drunk and eating tons of Indian food and cake for my Dad’s birthday. We got up early on Sunday morning (feeling slightly rough from the night before) for a day trip up the coastal route. We do this quite often in the summer. We just tend to drive and see where we went up. I always try to make sure there’s a stop off at Barter Books though, which is one of England’s largest second-hand book stores. If you like books you will LOVE this place. I could spend hours in here; staring at all the antique books in cases or sat on the floor in front of the film and photography sections leafing through pages.
So, here’s my weekend in photographs...
I introduced my Mam to sushi (she was bang into it).
I bought some locally produced beauty products, the lip balm is amazing.
We all ate far too much cake.
I drank beer with my Dad and we had a sing a long.
Book lovers paradise.
The books I bought.
We stopped for a pint next to the beach at Newton by the sea.
Chips and a walk along the prom at Seahouses.
We finished the weekend off with a film and some popcorn.
Both Bryden and I would like to say a big thanks to all of our new followers on both here and twitter. It really means a lot to us and we’re thinking of doing a little giveaway soon to show our appreciation. So keep an eye out!