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.…

Buddha Lounge Tynemouth

Asian Tapas at The Buddha Lounge, Tynemouth

I had a bit of difficulty deciding where to celebrate Valentineโ€™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 didnโ€™t fancy going into town, so when a work colleague…

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…

Rising Sun Country Park: Benton’s Woodland Escape

Rising Sun Country Park, a beautiful, leafy woodland in North Tyneside, has always been a firm favourite with my family for dog walks and bike rides. Unless you live nearby, I'm pretty sure you won't have heard of or visited Rising Sun before - it really is Benton's best kept secret! The main entrance to…

Brunching by the Sea at The Boatyard, Cullercoats

I'm a huge fan of both supporting local, independent businesses and brunch. So, imagine my delight when I discovered The Boatyard in Cullercoats - an independent brunch restaurant by Cullercoats Bay! It only took a quick look at their Instagram page to decide that the next time Alex was up from Manchester, we'd be heading…

The Fryery by the Priory: Marshall’s Fish and Chips

After a successful job interview on Thursday, I could think of nothing better than treating myself to fish and chips from my favourite seaside chippy, Marshall's! In- keeping with the seafood theme of my last post, I've decided to tell you about why I think Marshall's represents the best of traditional Tynemouth. Riley's Fish Shack…