16th August 2010
Actually had two good days in a row which is a novelty. Yesterday we went to Royston and had a meal in an Indian restaurant. We haven’t been to a restaurant for a meal since April last year. I don’t include fast food places as they’re not quite the same and half the time we end up eating in the car anyway. It was very relaxing and the restaurant is an old building which looks like it used to be a pub. It’s got plenty of character with beams and a a large fireplace although it’s not used for that purpose anymore.
Today we went up north starting off at Blackhall to walk on the cliffs. From there we went to Peterlee to look round the shops. We went onto Goathland where the television series Heartbeat is filmed. We’ve been going there for years as it’s a beautiful little village in Yorkshire. From there we went to Whitby as we normally get a meal there but couldn’t get parked. Both of us were disappointed as it’s a lovely town and ‘known’ for the book Dracula by Bram Stoker. By this time we were tired so decided to come home. On the way home we passed a pub on the Yorkshire Dales so stopped for a meal there instead. It was well worth it though and gave us a chance to relax.
After the past few years it was great to just get out over a couple of days to relax.