When a couple meets later in life like Ian and I did, it’s not uncommon for each party to have a home. That’s the situation with us. My house is in Skipton; Ian’s is on the North East coast. A lot of people have asked what we’re going to do when we’re married, (which incidentally is now only 24 days away). Are we going to sell our houses and buy one between us? Or will we move to somewhere in between these equally beautiful locations? The answer to both is no. We’re going to keep both houses, at least for the foreseeable future. I love where I live. It’s a ten-minute walk from work and the town centre, and a mere five minutes from my hairdresser, GP, dentist, the local park and the railway station. Ian’s home is a half-hour walk from miles of gorgeous coastline.
I work three consecutive days in practice which means that once Harry has started uni, Ian and I will be able to head up to the North East for the rest of the week should we wish. There I can do writing and photography work and Ian can work from his home office.
In the five years we’ve been together, I’ve been getting to know the North East and I love it. We spent last weekend there and had a lovely morning in Whitley Bay. We had Sunday brunch in Valerie’s Tearoom in Spanish City, and sat out in the sun listening to the resident didgeridoo player. The food is as good as it looks on the photos. (Mine’s carrot cake in case you’re wondering).
The glorious sunshine was rather suddenly superseded by a sea fret and a cool breeze. It’s hard to believe these photographs are from less than 30 minutes since we left Valerie’s. But I’m not complaining. I adore this part of the world and I can’t wait to discover more. I’ve got a lot to look forward to.
*Frill and lace detail dobby blouse: Coast, (gift).
*Broderie tiered maxi skirt: Coast, (gift).
Bracelets: Annie Haak and (some gifted, some bought).
Earrings: Annie Haak, (past season).
Navy leather trainers: Lotus Shoes, (part of a previous paid partnership.
Sunglasses: Stepper STS-91003.
Bag: Roksana Tote by Cult Gaia. (See more here).