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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

Newcastle Christmas Market
Days Out, newcastle, Nights Out

4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

This week is the last week of Newcastle's annual International Christmas Market, which means you only have a few days left to visit this yuletide wonderland! The area around Monument is beautifully adorned with Christmas lights, wreaths, wooden stalls and all things festive. Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Fancy some… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, North Tyneside, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Festive Afternoon Teas in the North East

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

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Giant Yorkshires and Jakehead IPA – Sunday Lunch at The Tap & Kitchen

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a good Sunday roast in a restaurant. Too often you're given a plate full of tough meat, frozen Yorkshire puddings, overdone veg and what my family call 'rainbow gravy' (if you know, you know). It was an absolute revelation to have a beautiful roast dinner last… Continue reading Giant Yorkshires and Jakehead IPA – Sunday Lunch at The Tap & Kitchen

Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Dining Out at Chaophraya

As a general rule of thumb, I tend to avoid chain restaurants in favour of great, independent eateries. However, from the first time I ate at Chaophraya in Newcastle, I knew that this was going to be one of a few exceptions to that rule! This Thai restaurant is not only elegant and luxurious with… Continue reading Dining Out at Chaophraya

County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, Nights Out

5 Great Places for Drinks in Durham

This week has seen the return of the mesmerising Lumiere Light Festival to Durham City, and what a spectacle it is. Having been a student at Durham University for three years, I have been lucky enough to marvel at the artistic beauty of this biennial festival. I have also frequented many of the bars in… Continue reading 5 Great Places for Drinks in Durham

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Feasting at Francesca’s

Pizzeria Francesca is a firm favourite with families, friends, students and Jesmond locals, and has been for many years. From the moment that you step into this pizzeria, you can really see why - everything from the intimate atmosphere, to the gorgeous looking pizzas and pasta dishes, scream Italian authenticity! Francesca's delivers everything you might… Continue reading Feasting at Francesca’s

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

I couldn't quite contain my excitement when it was first announced that Hadrian's Tipi was returning to the lovely city of Newcastle! Last year it was my favourite place to go for a cup of mulled wine and to get into the Christmas spirit. Now, it's come back with a vengeance! Whilst the Tipi itself… Continue reading The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

Days Out, newcastle

Getting Into the Christmas Spirit at the Living North Christmas Fair

From the moment I stepped into the huge white marquee in Exhibition Park and smelled my favourite White Company Winter Candle, I knew the Living North Christmas Fair was going to be just the thing to get me into the Christmas spirit. Having been to the Fair at its previous venue, Newcastle Racecourse, I was… Continue reading Getting Into the Christmas Spirit at the Living North Christmas Fair

Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Cocktails at The Laundrette

Famous for its 'Cocktails and Carbs' philosophy, The Laundrette has been a very welcome addition to the restaurant/bar scene in Newcastle city centre. I've seen so many amazing pictures and great reviews of this place over the last week or so since it opened, so I just had to try it out. Organising a catch… Continue reading Cocktails at The Laundrette