We took a mini city break to Durham over the Spring Bank Holiday, and I’ve done a mini scrapbook for it. I used a random little note book I had been giving free at an old job, I think it was just a little sample we were sent, but it’s fun because all the pages are different colours.
I’ve got a new(ish) printer, the Canon TS8152 which I do like quite a lot. I bought some new photo paper from W. H Smiths which I’m not crazy about as it’s quite thin so tears a bit when I cut it. And this little scrapbooks are quite hard to work with because you have to print out tiny photos.
I used some of the ephemera I had collected over the weekend, such as note paper from the hotel, receipts, and train tickets. I also used my 1 inch circle hole punch and went to town on my Durham Cathedral brochure. This time around I left a sensible amount of space to write in as I never really have much to say, but feel I should write some stuff!
I really hate the Cosmoba website, it’s corporate black and barbie pink. It doesn’t reflect the restaurant at all. Cosmoba is a family run Italian restaurant, or ristorante! It’s not huge, but we managed to sneak a table on Friday night. It was quite Christmassy when we were there, there was a pyramid of panatone in the window, as well as twinkling lights.
I had one of the specials, which was gnocchi, walnuts, and pear (pear was a bit weird but it was still yummy). Boyfriend had lasagna, and we both had a lovely time.
I went to Kirby Lonsdale in the Lake District with my mum this Easter which is a nice quaint little towny-village. We parked down by The Devil’s Bridge. Apparently, the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it. When the bridge was finished, the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil. It was on wikipedia so it must be true.
We walked into town along the river and up a whole bunch of really steep steps. The view at the top over a bend in the River Lune is called Ruskin’s View after the artist who really liked it, I guess. I have to confess it didn’t do much for me but different strokes for different folks! There were lots of daffodils in the church yard too.
We went for lunch at The Royal which is a nice hotel type place. I got a mezze- it’s like kind of place. I also got chips. It was a good lunch.