My Top Stocking Fillers Under £10 For 2018

Call me tight but I'm of the ideology that stocking fillers are extra treats that shouldn't break the bank. So I've put together a little guide to some of my favourite stocking filler for 2018 costing less than £10. ...For the Make-Up and Cosmetics Lover Real Techniques Mini Brush Trio £7.50 Ideal for putting in your … Continue reading My Top Stocking Fillers Under £10 For 2018

Box it! Reverse Advent Calendars – The Season of Giving

The season of giving is upon us and unfortunately - as with all year round - there are people struggling. No, this isn't a soap box post, it's just little ol' me suggesting a way to help those who have less at the time of year we all spend the most. The cost of it … Continue reading Box it! Reverse Advent Calendars – The Season of Giving

A Day Trip to Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets 2018

If there's anything that brings a festive explosion to a city it's a Christmas Market. This year myself and Amy from Amy Reads Sometimes hopped on the train to pay a visit to Edinburgh's Christmas! If there's one city that knows how to do Christmas it's Edinburgh. Food stalls brimming with tasty treats, seasonal aromas … Continue reading A Day Trip to Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets 2018

Shopping Small At Christmas – Small Business Saturday

What would be more appropriate on Small Business Saturday than to tell you all about my latest ventures in Shopping Small this Christmas? Ever walked past a shop in your town and thought "I must pop in there one day"? So many times I've done this walking through Whitley Bay, so this year I pledged … Continue reading Shopping Small At Christmas – Small Business Saturday

A Savoury Stop in a Sweet Place – Lunch at Great British Cupcakery

The Great British Cupcakery has fast become a Newcastle hotspot for cakes, freakshakes, mermaid waffles and the most instagrammable interior decor - thanks to their recent refurb. With its flower walls and marble tables it's no surprise GBC has made its way on MYA's list of The Most Instagrammable Hot Spots In the UK. If … Continue reading A Savoury Stop in a Sweet Place – Lunch at Great British Cupcakery

How Do You Do! Afternoon Tea in North Shields

Who can resist a good Groupon voucher? Certainly not me and my mam. So, when a voucher for Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at How Do You Do in North Shields (formerly the Wooden Doll) popped up we knew we had to give it a go. With views of North Shields marina, Tynemouth and South Shields … Continue reading How Do You Do! Afternoon Tea in North Shields

Life In Progress

So, it’s been a little quiet on the blog front. I’ve had the ideas. The notes have been made. That's when the process would stop. I couldn’t even explain to you why. The unfortunate thing is I’ve been taking this approach with a few aspects of life. Now, I am determined to put life in … Continue reading Life In Progress

Antler Alpine Bar and Restaurant – Newcastle Restaurant Week 2018

Newcastle Restauarant Week 2018 is in full swing! After perusing the multitude of menus available at the many restaurants taking part Carl and I decided that Antler Alpine Bar and Restaurant's menu quite took our fancy. There have been a mixture of reviews when it comes to Antler but Carl and I are the sort … Continue reading Antler Alpine Bar and Restaurant – Newcastle Restaurant Week 2018

A Kraken Breakfast – Food of Legend in the Centre of Whitley Bay

On a day off there are few pleasures that match treating yourself to a meal out. When I have a day off to myself I enjoy nothing more than a stroll through Whitley Bay or Newcastle punctuated with a bite in a local eatery. Today I decided I would have an extremely productive morning, so … Continue reading A Kraken Breakfast – Food of Legend in the Centre of Whitley Bay

The Great British Cupcakery – Afternoon Tea by Newcastle Quayside

This week I treated my mam to a belated Mother's Day mystery trip out. All she was aware of was that we were getting the Metro to Gateshead and having a wander from Gateshead Quayside over the Millennium bridge to the Newcastle Quayside to our mystery lunch venue. From the Millennium Bridge we took a … Continue reading The Great British Cupcakery – Afternoon Tea by Newcastle Quayside