Monthly Archive: March 2015

River Bar, Washington

It’s probably been over a decade since my last trip to the site that houses River Bar. Its neighbour, Italian restaurant Fiume, is a Washington institution. I doubt there’s anyone in the area who hasn’t eaten their once famous Chicken…
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Cycling in Kielder – Family Day Trip Idea

One of the reasons I started to write the blog was my sheer pride in the North East. We have, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country right here on our doorstep. Where I live…
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Post Box, Ponteland

Jnr and I decided to drop into Post Box on our way to pick up Him Indoors from the Airport. It was nice watching the programmes he doesn’t like and having the bed to myself while he was away. Seeing his…
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Man vs Food Grill, South Shields

Yep, you read that right. South Shields. Home to award winning Colmans, which has graced the pages of this blog. You have wonderful Minchella’s on the seafront. There’s Ocean Road and its amazing curry house half mile. But other than…
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Review – Herding Hill Farm, Haltwhistle

I’m not a camper. I was often dragged camping during school holidays as a child and it didn’t appeal to me to inflict the same on Jnr. My recollections were rainy fields, damp sleeping bags and drinking tea out of…
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Cal’s Own – Saturday Night In with the Lurgy

Him Indoors had chicken pox all last week. It’s unusual for adults to be struck with this affliction, so it was quite a surprise when I spotted the tell tale rash. He’d complained about feeling fluey the previous weekend and…
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How Do You Eat Yours?

No, not a How to Eat a Creme Egg guide 🙂   We had a very interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a friend of ours regarding scones. Yes, we really are that boring! It never occurred to me…
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The Wild Trapeze, Heaton Road

I’m not a big fan of breakfast as I don’t really get the chance to eat it properly. Trying to get us all out of the house on a weekday morning is a chore enough first thing, so at the…
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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, Tyneside Bar CafĂ©

A jokey conversation with Rachel Kershaw (Life in Geordieland) on Twitter bemoaning a lack of plans on Mother’s Day led me to being invited along to the Tyneside Bar CafĂ© for Afternoon Tea. These were launched this month and was looking…
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