Travellng light..

Posh hotel on a grey day

And the bag for one night there!

Yes, it was birthday time once more last week, so Caroline and I headed up North for a couple of days r and r.

This was our third stay at Redworth Hall Hotel and it didn’t disappoint…

First day was spent in Durham where quite a few changes have occurred since we were last there around thirteen years ago.

It’s still an excellent city to wander around, but a few familiar shops and places have gone the journey into oblivion.

Lunch at Bill’s on the way up to the Cathedral was rather good, as was our evening meal at Redworth Hall.

Day two saw us in Darlington, a place where I’ve lived and worked in, but hadn’t visited for just under five years.

The big breakfast at the hotel set us up for the day so it was a late light lunch that was had at the basement cafe in Binns/House of Fraser after a few hours wandering around and buying travel books in Waterstone’s for me and new shoes and boots for Caroline from Charles Clinkard.

Once we’d headed into Costa for coffee with an old friend and her daughter, it was time to head home after a good break.

About Keith Rickaby

I’m a writer and photographer who has worked in the tailoring trade and the outdoor/travel clothing, equipment and footwear game. Past lives include working as an outdoor instructor, managing three bands and doing PR work through an agency or my own contacts. Was a student in the mid-90s and whilst I'm originally from the North East, I'm based in Yorkshire and I’m back in retail with a travel and outdoor activity based retailer.
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