My Top 10 North East Discoveries of 2018 So Far

What a time to live in the North East of England! This year has seen so many exciting things happening in Newcastle and the surrounding areas - not only are we playing host to The Great Exhibition of the North, but I have been so blown away by how many fantastic bars, cafes, restaurants and…

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.…

Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle

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…

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…

Cook House Ouseburn

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…

Jesmond Food Market

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.…