It’s Halloween – one of my least favourite days of the year (see why here). BUT if we forget about the ghouls and creepy stuff and just focus on the fact that it’s October 31st then YAY it’s one year since we moved into the house that we actually bought, like proper adults. One whole year where the interest rates haven’t increased. WINNING.
But aside from what happened a year ago, what happened over this last month?
Well I guess the most exciting thing that happened this month is that we booked our honeymoon! Waaaaaahhhhhhh I can’t wait! I’m going to write a full post about the whole experience of booking with Trailfinders, because I think it was just great. But, in summary, we’re spending an incredible 19 days in South Africa touring around all the hot spots, going on safari and generally being spoilt rotten. I’m full on ready for it to be the best holiday of my life.
Andrew and I decided to take a long weekend together to enjoy ourselves away from work, travel and other people! We spent a day roaming around Beamish (you can read all about it in tomorrow’s post!) and also hopped on the bus to hang out in Durham for a day. Despite living in the North East for over TEN YEARS, Andrew had never really spent any time in Durham. Couldn’t believe it.
We grabbed some scram from Jumping Bean Cafe – a cute vegan place not far from the bus station. Would recommend – although the vegan cheese portion was a little stingy, the bread was delicious!
We took in a spot of vintage shopping at an absolute treasure trove called Ding Dong Vintage just near the river on Framwelgate.
Next we walked up to the Cathedral and were lucky enough to catch an orchestra rehearsing – you weren’t meant to take pictures but I managed to sneak a quick one in of the awesome vaulted ceiling. Very atmospheric.
Finally it was time for dinner at Bill’s Restaurant where I couldn’t resist the cinnamon sugar doughnuts with strawberries and chocolate. ERRMMAAGGGEERRDDD delicious! Swiftly followed by drinks at The Library. Canny!
The Friday after we saw Years and Years at the same place (and kind of stood in the same place – hence the almost identical camera angle! Soz about that). I had bought Andrew the tickets for his birthday before the album was even out but luckily they were absolutely on fire – the gig was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible. Maybe because it was Friday night, maybe because of the type of music (electro pop if you’ve been living under a rock and not heard King) but it was absolutely buzzing! The guys have only got one album out but everyone was singing along to every single word. Incredible.
So that was my October! Ready to get stuck into November and my BIRTHDAY!! Wahoo! What have you been up to?