A Luxury Spa Day in the North East – The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and you really just need to get away from everything for a while - so what do you do? Well, I think the best thing to do is to well and truly treat yourself and those you love and care about the most with a luxury spa…

Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast

A Guide to Sunday Roasts in the North East

There's nothing I love more than a good, hearty Sunday roast with all my family. Thankfully the North East has a huge number of fantastic restaurants that serve up a cracking roast! From traditional pubs, to former monasteries, breweries and castles, this region has such a wide range of places to go for Sunday lunch.…

Tealicious Evenings

Tea Cocktails and Cake at Tealicious Tearoom

Tea cocktails, platters full of cake and the quaintest of surroundings - this pretty much sums up Tealicious Tearoom's fantastic new venture: Tealicious Evenings! When I went to university in Durham, I was a dedicated regular at Tealicious, and I even spent a wonderful year working there as a waitress - I loved it that…

Fine Indian Cuisine at Amaani Durham

I am a huge fan of Indian food and have eaten my way around many of the Indian restaurants in the North East over the years, as well as my fair share of beautiful curries and street food in India itself. So, when I received an invitation to dine at Amaani Durham, I was absolutely…

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

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…

The Lord Crewe Arms Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Have you ever had Sunday lunch in a 12th-century Abbot's dining room? If not, then there are plenty of reasons why you should visit The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland for a Sunday roast! Set at the heart of a lovely village on the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, The Lord Crewe Arms is a quaint building…

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…