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

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

Cook House Ouseburn
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Yesterday was International Happiness Day, and since there are few places that make me feel happier than the Ouseburn Valley, I've decided to write about this fantastic area of the North East. The Ouseburn area of Newcastle was once a heavily industrialised part of the city, but it is now home to a mixture of… Continue reading The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Jesmond Food Market
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle

Jesmond Food Market: A Foodie’s Heaven

Once a month, Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond comes to life with an array of colourful stalls, mouth-watering smells, and a sea of hungry people. The Jesmond Food Market takes place on a Saturday each month, and last month I went down to the Dene for the first time in many moons to check it out.… Continue reading Jesmond Food Market: A Foodie’s Heaven

Meat:Stack Grainger Market
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Meat:Stack – Real American Cheeseburgers at the Grainger Market

Last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of Meat:Stack's latest venture, based in Newcastle's beloved Grainger Market. In recent times, the Grainger Market has become the place to go in Newcastle for fab lunchtime food, and I couldn't think of a better addition than the guys at Meat:Stack! I… Continue reading Meat:Stack – Real American Cheeseburgers at the Grainger Market

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

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

bamburgh, Days Out, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews, Staycation

My 2018 North East Bucket List

We all know the phrase, 'new year, new me.' I've decided to turn this cliché on its head for 2018, and go with the mantra: 'new year, new places in the North East to visit!' Although I've lived in the North East of England my whole life so far, there are always new and exciting… Continue reading My 2018 North East Bucket List

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