I’ve been let loose in the North for a few days now after travelling up on Saturday but today was the first day we really got out of the house and did some exploring. Ali’s Dad drove us around today to see some of the sights of County Durham and Newcastle. It was my first time in Newcastle, so I was pretty excited as some of my Dad’s side of the family came from up here.
First stop The Angel of the North. I’d seen the angel from a distance the last time I came up to Durham about 4/5 years ago, but we never actually went up to see it. So Philip (Ali’s Dad) took us up and it was incredible. I’ve always thought the angel was slightly creepy but the way it’s been built is amazing. Reading the signs around it’s also a great way to remember how strong the North once was, how the country would not have been the same without the work done here. It is also in memory of the miners that worked below years ago, there are flowers laid to remember them. The views were also stunning and made a great place for a family picture (above) of Ali, his sister Claire and their Dad, Philip.
It was a little brighter than yesterday but still damn cold, what can I say I’m a southern girl! We took a drive into Newcastle which is where mainly I went shopping! This is my haul for today.
Positive Vibes Only T-Shirt Tee and Cake @ Topshop
£20, but they do Student discount 🙂
OPI ‘ I think in Pink’ nail varnish £11.95 John Lewis
My Heart and Other Black Holes , Jasmine Warga – £6.99
How I live now, Meg Rosoff – £7.99
Playlist for the Dead, Michelle Falkoff – £7.99
All available from Waterstones YA section, also bought with a Waterstones Student Card
Bras, between £9 – 24 (I think) Ann Summers, also with Student Discount