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Five Free Family Days Out in the North East – Part Two

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Following on from my original Five Free Days Out post I’ve visited some more places in the North East I felt are fantastic options to entertain bored children during the summer holidays. Picnics can be packed to avoid eating in…
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Violets Cafe – Afternoon Tea on Newcastle’s Quayside

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As a food blogger, when you see a photo like the one above – taken from Violets Cafe’s Instagram page – you beat a path to their door. Everyone and their granny seems to do afternoon teas now, and they…
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Handmade Burger Co – Can vegans eat at a burger chain?

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You know the score, right? There’s a few of you trying to decide where to eat, which is difficult enough in the first place, when you realise such-and-such is vegetarian. Or worse, vegan 😉 If you’re organising the get-together, this…
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Ping! Gets Newcastle Active

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Table Tennis England and Active Newcastle have brought back Ping! Newcastle to the streets of the Toon in time for the summer holidays. Ping! is the free street ping pong initiative set up by Table Tennis England, which sees table tennis tables…
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The Rise of Sandyford as a Foodie Destination

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Sandyford is the sort of place you drive through on the way to somewhere else. What you may not realise is, lurking amidst the rows of houses, there are some pretty great local cafes and restaurants to try out. Having…
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Dining Out for Free with Kids – North East Suggestions

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The summer holidays are looming ahead, filled with boredom and expense! Trying to come with ideas that won’t break the bank to keep them fed and entertained is mentally draining for us Mums and Dads. My list of free places…
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NE1 Restaurant Week 2016 – Suitable for Vegans?

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Don’t say I’m not kind to you, Newcastle! I’ve poured over all the menus for Newcastle’s Restaurant Week (more info can be found in my post here) and discovered there are places that vegans can potentially enjoy the special offers available….
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Lunch at Rossopomodoro, John Lewis Newcastle

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When I’m invited to a restaurant to do a review, I’m conscious of two things. One is that, while it may be a ‘freebie’ (and I loathe that term – writing a blog post takes a lot of time and…
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NE1 Restaurant Week – Newcastle’s popular event returns

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From Monday August 8th to Sunday August 14th over 90 of the city’s top restaurants are taking part in the 12th NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week, one of the major highlights in the city’s summer events calendar. NE1 devised the Restaurant…
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Meat & Dairy-free Diets for Children – Right or Wrong?

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While on holiday this year with my niece – who still dines from the children’s menu – we became aware of something quite startling. There wasn’t a vegetarian or vegan option in any of the restaurants we visited! It was…
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