Sanctuary

Do what you need to do to keep your sanity.

Some days you feel determined, full of grand plans to take on the world. Some days you feel like a big, fat mess.

On those days, you should stick two fingers up at what you see in the mirror and all of your shitty anxieties. Just retreat to the place you feel happiest.

For me, that’s Barter Books in Alnwick.

A former Victorian railway station, it is full of character and quirky details: a cafe in the First Class waiting lounge, a working model railway laid out atop the bookcases. A bookworm’s paradise.

Do what you need to do to keep your sanity. Worrying about tomorrow doubles your problems.

Barter Books, Alnwick, Northumberland