Thanks for popping in.
Wanted to share a little nugget of magic with you, which we discovered whilst in Alnwick at Becca and Simon’s wedding this week. Somebody on Facebook kindly recommended that we search out Barter Books in Alnwick, so we duly did so. AND WHAT A FIND INDEED!!!!
It’s an old Railway Station, converted into a used bookshop. Now, that may not sound overly enticing, BUT. Walk inside and walk into a bookish tardis like no other….
Dare I confess this? When we walked in, I began to cry. It was like coming home. I realised that I have lost my way. My path was lined with books for so many years! And because of kids and divorce and work and money worries, I wandered off that road. It was not until I was literally surrounded by that old familiar feeling that only BOOKS can give you, that it hit me. Boom. An awakening of the senses.
Honestly, it took my breath away, and I was transported back into a time in my life when books were my food, my nourishment, my escape to other worlds. You never saw me without a book !
The place got right inside me, right in my soul. And unless I open up that world of books again, proper paper books, I’ll never be right again. How could I have abandoned literature so utterly? When it was my everything! And whilst I may wrap Audible books around my busy life – they will never do for me what the printed word did. And so I must retrain myself, I must sit up straight and not slouch, I must hold a good book in my hands – and apply my brain. How hard can that be? It’s the world I come from!
So thank you to the couple who created Barter Books. You have set me back on track.
Love & Hugs,