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… Continue reading Time for Tea at Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse
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
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
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
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
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!