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

A Sweet City Centre Stop at York Cocoa House Chocolate Emporium

There's nothing more comforting and warming than a nice hot cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. Over at York Cocoa House they don't just stop there. Just a short stroll from York Minster and York train station, you walk into the Cocoa House to dark wood furniture and display cases filled with chocolate … Continue reading A Sweet City Centre Stop at York Cocoa House Chocolate Emporium

BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette – Summer Make-Up Dreaming

"Remember to smile, laugh a lot and treasure every moment..." reads the back of this beautiful, packaging. Something we all think to do but don't always put into practice. So, while we smile and laugh through these final cold weeks (hopefully) let's look forward to the fun of summer days and the shimmery make-up that goes … Continue reading BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette – Summer Make-Up Dreaming

A Year Round Valentine – When the Day Is Over

Now, there's so much to the history of traditional St Valentine's Day - but that's not what I'm here for so if you are then skip forward. I'm not a Valentine's hater by any stretch. But you won't find me in a huff if there's no bouquet of roses waiting for me. For example, this … Continue reading A Year Round Valentine – When the Day Is Over

Stackers Peaks Ring Holder – Cute and Functional!

You're ready to do the washing up/cleaning/shower and you need to take your rings off. Where do you put them? I must say I am notorious for putting something down and forgetting in an instant where I've put it. I forget which "safe place" the ring box is currently in and simply putting them down … Continue reading Stackers Peaks Ring Holder – Cute and Functional!