Heaton Perk Cafe
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

A Day Out in Heaton

Having recently started a job in the middle of Heaton, I have come to believe that this leafy suburb is the most underrated area of Newcastle! Before I started spending a great deal of time in Heaton,  all I really associated it with was students, student housing and even more students. I have to admit,… Continue reading A Day Out in Heaton

Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle
Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

Anyone who has been following my blog for a while now will remember how much I love Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle! We first visited this 13th-century dining room that has served as everything from a Dominican Priory, to a hostel for King Henry III, during NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week 2017. We were impressed not only… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh
County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

My Favourite Day Trips On the Train From Newcastle

If you're anything like me, you could spend day after day wandering the streets of Newcastle and discovering all its wonderful secrets hidden away in cobbled side streets, tucked away in the Cathedral and nestled above our beloved Grainger Market. There is so much to see and do in Newcastle! That said, it's sometimes important… Continue reading My Favourite Day Trips On the Train From Newcastle

Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Sunday Lunch at Vallum Farm: The Foodie Gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Going out for Sunday lunch around once a month has become a bit of a habit for me and Alex, and what better Sunday to treat ourselves than Easter Sunday? We wanted somewhere that was within a reasonable driving distance of our hut at Hesleyside Huts, Bellingham, and somewhere with a reputation for great Sunday… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at Vallum Farm: The Foodie Gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Days Out, Food & Drink, Gateshead, newcastle

5 Things I Love About intu Metrocentre

A shopping trip to intu Metrocentre is never just a shopping trip - it's a day out! There's so much to see and do there, it's not a surprise it's Europe's largest covered shopping and leisure centre. I only usually make it to the Metrocentre in Gateshead once or twice a year, and it's more… Continue reading 5 Things I Love About intu Metrocentre

Buddha Lounge Tynemouth
Food & Drink, North Tyneside, Restaurant Reviews

Asian Tapas at The Buddha Lounge, Tynemouth

I had a bit of difficulty deciding where to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. We were planning on celebrating on the Saturday rather than going out on a weekday and not being able to enjoy ourselves properly (i.e. only have one or two drinks!) I didn’t fancy going into town, so when a work colleague… Continue reading Asian Tapas at The Buddha Lounge, Tynemouth

Sanderson Arcade Morpeth
Days Out, northumberland

5 Reasons to Visit The Market Town of Morpeth

Morpeth is a bustling market town in the beautiful county of Northumberland, just a 20-25 minute drive away from Newcastle. I've been visiting Morpeth since I was very young, as my family business has been running on a Sunday in Morpeth town centre for many years! This county town is a great mix of style,… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit The Market Town of Morpeth

Tea and brownies at Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Time for Tea at Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse

When one of my closest friends suggested coming over to Newcastle from Durham for tea and cake this week, I had absolutely no difficulty choosing where to take her for a good ol' pot of tea, and baked goods that will impress. While there are many coffee shops in the toon, we have a distinct… Continue reading Time for Tea at Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse

Northumberland Coastline
Days Out, North Tyneside, northumberland, tynemouth

My Favourite North East Dog Walks

Many people have made New Year's resolutions to do more exercise in 2018, and get fitter in doing so. I am one of these people, but I am also one of the many people who finds it difficult to maintain a good exercise regime because of my work. However, we all get at least one… Continue reading My Favourite North East Dog Walks

Pani's Cafe Main Course
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Sardinian Success at Pani’s Café

After a festive period full of over-indulgence and feasting, I went in search of somewhere to have a light lunch with my sister on our annual January shopping trip. Pani's Café on High Bridge in Newcastle had been recommended to me before, and I thought that this could be the perfect opportunity to sample some… Continue reading Sardinian Success at Pani’s Café