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
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
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
Having spent three years living and studying in Durham, I have visited many of the places and done many of the exciting things that Durham City has to offer. Durham is a small, cathedral city yet it is bursting with delightful tearooms, independent restaurants and historical and cultural beauty. Planning a day trip to Durham?… Continue reading 5 of my Favourite Things to do in Durham City
Quite a few years ago now I made a fleeting visit to Howick Hall for a lovely Afternoon Tea in The Earl Grey Tea House. Little did I know then that Howick Hall Gardens and Aboretum was a place of such beauty and historical interest! The other week when I was staying at Doxford Hall,… Continue reading Howick Hall Gardens & Aboretum: Politics, Plants and Pots of Tea!
The Northumberland Coast is a stretch of quaint seaside towns, stunning, uninterrupted beaches, history and great pubs and restaurants. No part of the coastline represents this more than Bamburgh! As a child I went to Bamburgh Castle and had a fab time exploring the craggy castle by the dunes, but I've returned to the town… Continue reading A Day Out In Bamburgh