Friday 17 April 2015

DAY OUT: A trip down university memory lane...

Back at the end of February Tom took me away for my birthday (a bit early, as the weeks were quickly flying by towards my due date). I had no idea where we were going, oh I do love a good surprise! As soon as I noticed we were heading North, my geography isn't the best, I knew exactly where we were heading - Durham. Tom and I met at Durham University, so it holds a special place in our hearts. We had wanted to have a reminiscing trip before we got married last August, but time ran away and we just didn't have time. With our imminent daughters arrival I had really wanted to visit Durham again and all of the places we had spent days out while we were at university. 

On the way up to Durham we nipped into York, I love it there! The shops are amazing and it's such a beautiful city. Thanks to being heavily pregnant I couldn't wander around for as long as we usually would like to, but after having a tasty lunch we got back on the road to head further North. We also went to Yarm (the cutest town/village) where we went to one of our favourite restaurants when we were at university- Starters. The concept is pretty self explanatory - all they serve is delicious starters! Wheb we arrived in Durham we pulled in at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the riverside. We stayed there the day I graduated all those years ago, so it's somewhere special to us. 

The next day we headed to Seaham, a small seaside town which has the most fantastic ice cream parlour called Lickty Split. I used to get the train with my university friends there, as it was one of the nearest beaches. We headed back to the hotel around lunch time, where I had a much needed nap! Then Tom announced we needed to go down to the foyer, I was so confused - until I saw one of our best friends from university! Then another two of our best friends appeared! It was so lovely that they had made the effort to come to Durham for my birthday and it also meant we could spend some quality time together before our baby arrives. We wandered around Durham, had long catch ups and then went out for dinner at a small restaurant called Spags. It's a firm favourite with students because the portions are big and it's relatively cheap. 
I had such a lovely time reminiscing and will treasure those memories forever. 

Do you like going back to special places for a good old reminisce? 

Feel free to leave me a comment :)

Helen x


1 comment

  1. Aww it looks like you had a beautiful day out. I haven't been back to my uni city since but it isn't as nice as Durham.


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