Monthly Archive: February 2015

Best Cafes in Newcastle

Following on from my review of The Whistler Tearooms I decided to write a post about some of the lovely coffee shops we have in Newcastle. Nothing makes me happier than a decent cuppa and cake! I have previous blogged…
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Review – The Whistler Tearooms, Newcastle

Facebook is a wonderful tool for discovering new places to eat. I’ve lived in Newcastle all my life but still haven’t visited every single restaurant and bar in the city. I was looking through my feed and noticed a friend…
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Review – Dark Matter Cafe, Durham

Finding places that really appeal to Jnr is hard. Not only is he a fussy eater, he is also totally obsessed with computer games. Him Indoors would also rather play on his PS4 than be dragged off to spas or…
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Review – Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

It is super hard during half term to keep kids amused and not spending a fortune. The average trip to the cinema seems to cost us £30 with sweets and drinks factored in. I remember a much simpler time when…
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Event – Stargazing, Ridley Hall

As a National Trust member I receive emails about upcoming events. I generally disregard them, relying more on Social Media to find things that may interest me. Visiting Kielder Observatory last year – blog here – and seeing the Sun through…
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Review – The Garage Spa, Greta Bridge

Following on from my post about our stay at The Morritt, here are our thoughts about neighbouring spa – The Garage. Our spa experiences historically have been limited to those found within hotel chains. Him Indoors and I visited the…
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Recipe – Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

This week was huge for Him Indoors. After 6 years of living in the UK he officially became a citizen on Wednesday. We had a little celebration at Bar Loco afterwards which was marred by the food arriving late and…
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Review – The Clarence Villa, Durham

I wrote a blog recently on my visit to the sister pub of The Clarence Villa – The Lambton Worm. We had originally planned to visit Clarence Villa, but due to the website of Lambton Worm listing special offers we…
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The Staiths Café, Dunston

Dunston is not somewhere I’d usually consider spending a Sunday lunchtime, but that’s precisely what I did this week. Jnr and I had the opportunity to have some alone time together, and I wracked my brain for suggestions that would…
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