WAYNE’S WORLD: In good health at Hardwick Hall

Award winners and guests at the Hartlepool Mail Best of Health Awards event.

Award winners and guests at the Hartlepool Mail Best of Health Awards event.

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YOU may have seen the special edition of the Mail yesterday covering the recent NHS Best of Health Awards which were held at the prestigious Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield last Thursday.

I hosted the event, I say hosted but in reality it seemed more like a night out to me.

The company was fantastic and the atmosphere was at times electric.

We honoured lots of different people within the NHS including the most highly trained consultants, nurses, carers and even special recognition awards.

To everyone I had the pleasure of meeting, thank you for being so lovely and once again thank you for everything you do.

I was lucky enough to stay at Hardwick Hall, it was so peaceful and my view from my room was so beautiful.

It was a view of the gardens and lake and I just sat and relaxed before the awards rehearsals and watched families taking a walk.

It was so peaceful I imagine writers coming to stay to pen their next big novel, I on the other hand role-played.

I feel kind of silly admitting it but I will. As a fan of the hit television show Downton Abbey, I pretended what it must be like to live in such a place, imagine having Hardwick Hall as your house?

To be honest I wouldn’t really like to be one of the characters in Downton as they have to dress posh all the time and nothing replaces that great feeling after a hard days work of chilling in one’s slacks.

Hardwick Hall did manage to hit the spot Downton Abbey-style though and make me feel somewhat important as they did with every resident.

I could not believe how much I as referred to as Sir! A special thank you to one particular bar man whom had distinctive black rimmed glasses, a member of staff called Mr Perry.

Mr Perry of Hardwick Hall, for showing great manners you made the final part of my day at the Best of Health Awards just perfect. Thank you Sir!