County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, Nights Out

5 Great Places for Drinks in Durham

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

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Feasting at Francesca’s

Pizzeria Francesca is a firm favourite with families, friends, students and Jesmond locals, and has been for many years. From the moment that you step into this pizzeria, you can really see why - everything from the intimate atmosphere, to the gorgeous looking pizzas and pasta dishes, scream Italian authenticity! Francesca's delivers everything you might… Continue reading Feasting at Francesca’s

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

I couldn't quite contain my excitement when it was first announced that Hadrian's Tipi was returning to the lovely city of Newcastle! Last year it was my favourite place to go for a cup of mulled wine and to get into the Christmas spirit. Now, it's come back with a vengeance! Whilst the Tipi itself… Continue reading The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

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

Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Cocktails at The Laundrette

Famous for its 'Cocktails and Carbs' philosophy, The Laundrette has been a very welcome addition to the restaurant/bar scene in Newcastle city centre. I've seen so many amazing pictures and great reviews of this place over the last week or so since it opened, so I just had to try it out. Organising a catch… Continue reading Cocktails at The Laundrette

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, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Luncha Libre Food Battle: The Best of Mexican Food at Wylam Brewery

What a surprise, I'm back writing about Wylam Brewery! I just can't get enough of this place and when I saw on Facebook that they were holding a Mexican Food Battle, I just had to go. On the 14th October, my university friends and I had a little reunion at the Palace of Arts in… Continue reading Luncha Libre Food Battle: The Best of Mexican Food at Wylam Brewery

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