Amble Marina
Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

The Perfect Day Out in Amble

Last bank holiday weekend, I spent the most magical day with family and friends in the coastal town of Amble in Northumberland. I'd only ever visited Amble before on a handful of occasions, and never got the right weather to truly make the most out of this lovely little seaside town on the Northumberland coast.… Continue reading The Perfect Day Out in Amble

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

Corbridge River Tyne
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, northumberland

Exploring the Historic Village of Corbridge

About 18 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, lies the historic village of Corbridge - a true Northumberland gem. Having lived in Newcastle all my life, and having driven through Corbridge several times, I couldn't believe I'd never taken the time to actually stop and explore this quaint village and its rich history. You could… Continue reading Exploring the Historic Village of Corbridge

Hesleyside Huts Bracken Hut
Days Out, northumberland, Staycation

Hesleyside Huts: Glamping Perfection in the Northumberland National Park

Cosy, peaceful, luxurious and beautiful - these are all words that immediately spring to mind when I think back to our stay at Hesleyside Huts for the Easter bank holiday weekend! After a really stressful few months, we were both in need of a break somewhere that would allow us to switch off, relax and… Continue reading Hesleyside Huts: Glamping Perfection in the Northumberland National Park

Cook House Ouseburn
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Yesterday was International Happiness Day, and since there are few places that make me feel happier than the Ouseburn Valley, I've decided to write about this fantastic area of the North East. The Ouseburn area of Newcastle was once a heavily industrialised part of the city, but it is now home to a mixture of… Continue reading The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Jesmond Food Market
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle

Jesmond Food Market: A Foodie’s Heaven

Once a month, Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond comes to life with an array of colourful stalls, mouth-watering smells, and a sea of hungry people. The Jesmond Food Market takes place on a Saturday each month, and last month I went down to the Dene for the first time in many moons to check it out.… Continue reading Jesmond Food Market: A Foodie’s Heaven

The Lord Crewe Arms Sunday Lunch
County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Have you ever had Sunday lunch in a 12th-century Abbot's dining room? If not, then there are plenty of reasons why you should visit The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland for a Sunday roast! Set at the heart of a lovely village on the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, The Lord Crewe Arms is a quaint building… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast
Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

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… Continue reading Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Meat:Stack Grainger Market
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

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… Continue reading Meat:Stack – Real American Cheeseburgers at the Grainger Market

bamburgh, Days Out, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews, Staycation

My 2018 North East Bucket List

We all know the phrase, 'new year, new me.' I've decided to turn this clichΓ© on its head for 2018, and go with the mantra: 'new year, new places in the North East to visit!' Although I've lived in the North East of England my whole life so far, there are always new and exciting… Continue reading My 2018 North East Bucket List