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
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
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
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… Continue reading Rising Sun Country Park: Benton’s Woodland Escape
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… Continue reading Brunching by the Sea at The Boatyard, Cullercoats
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… Continue reading The Fryery by the Priory: Marshall’s Fish and Chips
There aren't many places that I know of where you can relax in a deck chair on the beach with a glass of prosecco, and be served the most delicious grilled lobster, cooked in the handmade, wood-fired ovens of a small shack. The image I've created here epitomises Riley's Fish Shack: fresh, locally-sourced seafood and a fantastic atmosphere to match.