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 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

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

A Visit to the Upside Down

A drink with a Demagorgon. Any fans of the Netflix Original series Stranger Things will instantly recognise my reference in the title. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, look it up - it's fantastic! Carl and I went for a mini city break to Edinburgh and before heading north discovered some fans … Continue reading A Visit to the Upside Down

A Day Out in Durham

I've never owned a passport. I know, how have I managed without one?! I was required to go for an interview at Her Majesty's Passport Office in Durham City, so I got in touch with my good friend Amy and decided we'd make a day of it! We met up in Newcastle's Central Station and … Continue reading A Day Out in Durham