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

Tyneside Cinema
County Durham, Days Out, newcastle, Nights Out, Staycation

Top Christmas Date Destinations in the North East

At this time of year we tend to focus on all of the material things associated with Christmas. What makes Christmas truly special is when we appreciate the time we get to spend with our loved ones, making happy memories. Because I'm working on Christmas Day this year, I for one will be making the… Continue reading Top Christmas Date Destinations in the North East

Newcastle Christmas Market
Days Out, newcastle, Nights Out

4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

This week is the last week of Newcastle's annual International Christmas Market, which means you only have a few days left to visit this yuletide wonderland! The area around Monument is beautifully adorned with Christmas lights, wreaths, wooden stalls and all things festive. Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Fancy some… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, North Tyneside, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Festive Afternoon Teas in the North East

It's finally December! The most wonderful time of the year is about to become even more wonderful, because all over the North East, restaurants and hotels are serving some really spectacular festive afternoon teas. I am a huge fan of afternoon tea and have sampled many a dainty turkey and cranberry sandwich in my time.… Continue reading Festive Afternoon Teas in the North East