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…

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…

Sanderson Arcade Morpeth

5 Reasons to Visit The Market Town of Morpeth

Morpeth is a bustling market town in the beautiful county of Northumberland, just a 20-25 minute drive away from Newcastle. I've been visiting Morpeth since I was very young, as my family business has been running on a Sunday in Morpeth town centre for many years! This county town is a great mix of style,…

Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast

Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Last Sunday, Alex and I drove up to Morpeth for the morning and had a lovely stroll around the town centre and the Sanderson Arcade, which was adorned with decorations celebrating the work of the Suffragettes, and the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. We'd built up quite an appetite and decided to go…

Meat:Stack Grainger Market

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…

Tea and brownies at Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse

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…

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…