Heaton Perk Cafe
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

A Day Out in Heaton

Having recently started a job in the middle of Heaton, I have come to believe that this leafy suburb is the most underrated area of Newcastle! Before I started spending a great deal of time in Heaton,  all I really associated it with was students, student housing and even more students. I have to admit,… Continue reading A Day Out in Heaton

Hexham Abbey
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

My Top Things To See and Do in Hexham

The market town of Hexham , which lies about 25 miles east of my hometown of Newcastle, truly is a lovely place to visit for the day. On our way up to Bellingham to stay at Hesleyside Huts for the Easter weekend, Alex and I stopped off in Hexham with high hopes to see beautiful,… Continue reading My Top Things To See and Do in Hexham

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

The Butterfly Cabinet Heaton
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Back at The Butterfly Cabinet for Breakfast

On my day off last week, my sister and I decided to go out for breakfast together at The Butterfly Cabinet on Heaton Road. I honestly could not believe that I hadn't been to, what used to be my favourite café, for over three years! It was about time I returned to agonise over one… Continue reading Back at The Butterfly Cabinet for Breakfast

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Mason and Rye: Newcastle’s Perfect Patisserie Pit Stop

The long days of Christmas shopping in bustling Newcastle are nearly upon us, and so I thought it would be a good idea to tell you all about a café that I think is the perfect place for a pit stop after many hours searching for the perfect silver wrapping paper to match your Mum’s… Continue reading Mason and Rye: Newcastle’s Perfect Patisserie Pit Stop

Days Out, North Tyneside

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… Continue reading Rising Sun Country Park: Benton’s Woodland Escape

Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Violets Cafe: A Quayside Gem

One of my favourite things to do when I have a weekend off work is to go somewhere new for breakfast. It's all well and good making your own breakfast, but for me it just tastes that much nicer when someone else makes it for me! On Saturday I decided to meet a friend for… Continue reading Violets Cafe: A Quayside Gem

Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Catching Up With Friends at Cake Stories, Jesmond

What comes to mind when you think of Autumn? For me it's not just about falling leaves and colder temperatures, but it's also about visiting somewhere cosy and welcoming for a catch up with friends! If there's good tea, coffee and delicious cakes on offer, that's definitely an added bonus too! Yesterday I decided to… Continue reading Catching Up With Friends at Cake Stories, Jesmond

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

A Trip to Bradley Gardens and The Glasshouse Café

I think I've discovered my new favourite place for lunch! Not only does Bradley Gardens in Wylam have all the charm of an 18th-century walled garden, coupled with the architectural prowess of John Dobson, but it is home to a really wonderful café/restaurant in the guise of a glasshouse! Originally built  for the purpose of… Continue reading A Trip to Bradley Gardens and The Glasshouse Café