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Laura Blackett | University of Sunderland

Social Work BA (Hons)

A visit to my hometown: Hartlepool!

Where is this term going please? Work is well and truly underway for the group presentation we are due to present in 2 weeks time, eek!  As a group we met today and had a slightly unusual style of meeting..visiting my hometown of Hartlepool!

None of the girls had been to Hartlepool before and they were excited to be a tourist for the day! We drove straight from our lecture to Hartlepool, which is around 20 miles away. First stop was Seaton Carew! It is the seaside area of Hartlepool so it was a must that we got Fish and Chips! I told everyone to order a ‘half lot’ which is the term us ‘Hartlepudlians’ use to order a half portion of Fish and Chips, and it didn’t disappoint. After devouring those, and dodging some scary looking seagulls in the process we went to the Arcades over the road and relived our childhood! Some enjoyed it a little too much it could be said (check out the video!) After exhausting ourselves on the dance machine we headed to ‘Fizzy Izzy’s’, which is an American type diner serving delicious ice cream sundaes!

Before leaving Hartlepool we also paid my Nana & Granda a quick visit! All 6 of us crammed into their living room and we had tea and freshly baked cupcakes made by the best baker around (my nana). Ever so British!

I have literally laughed today from start to finish and loved showing the girls the sights of my hometown! It made me realise how lucky I am to actually have a beach on my doorstep.. and also how much fun group work can be!


2 Responses to “A visit to my hometown: Hartlepool!”

  1. Alyson Conroy says:

    Love this! It actually looks like it should be an advert to get the tourists in to Hartlepool! Xx

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  • Name: Laura Blackett
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Social Work BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Hartlepool, UK
  • Ambitions: Become a fully qualified social worker, learn another language, have my own house by the time I'm 25, complete my bucket list by the time I leave University and also go travelling!

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