A visit to the historic market town of Hexham, Northumberland involves a pull up Hallstile Bank from the main car park to the Market Place.
Tuesday is market day and the best place for good fruit, veg and fish.
Thankfully I can now stop halfway for a breather and visit a new shop.
Chatelaine run by an extrovert Scots lass called Helen. You never know what she is going to do next....Certainly not the shy, retiring type.
The shop is a mix of nice knitting wool with an earthy feel, American inspired fabric and a good smattering of vintage things all displayed beautifully in a lovely 18th century building.
Think beams, old fireplace, whitewashed stone walls, sea grass flooring....a nice shop.