Seasons Greetings to you all!
I’ve not felt all too festive this year, and that makes me rather sad. I’m unsure whether it’s because of the looming deadlines and due dates of third year university, or the lack of snow and frost covering the ground. But the fun loving Christmas elf that normally pops out around mid-November, has shied away from much of the holiday season.
Being back in my hometown does incite a lot of Christmas spirit, and general warmth. I miss the sea terribly when I’m in Leeds, to be landlocked and miles away from the coastline leaves me feeling uneasy at times. Plus, it’s true what they say, you cannot beat that sea air!
Jack often comes to Seaham during the holidays, with it being a good 2 and a half hours from Manchester, it’s too much of a trek term-time. I decided this time to take him along the harbour, down to the marina and then to pop in a local café, The Lamp Room, for a bite to eat.
I opted for a fresh crab sandwich, when in Seaham! And jack had a hot pork sandwich with gravy and chips. The décor is gorgeous with a nod to local history, with a lot of prints themed around the mines and the seaside.
It was delicious, but I still have room a few hours later for a full roast dinner!
It may look a little grim to most, but to me the North East coastline is simply beautiful. Engaging in local history and culture is something I value as very important. And when you can marry the two together with a bowl of chips and a pot of tea, then that’s even better!
Thanks for Reading,