Monthly Archive: March 2015

Painted Elephant, Newcastle (Now Closed)

As I’ve said previously, I was vegetarian in my youth. I didn’t find it easy as a fussy eater, especially not liking mushrooms! I found when I ate out the only options involved portobellos and/or pasta, so was pretty uninspired….
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Review – Artisan, Newcastle

It was over a decade between my visits to the restaurant based in The Biscuit Factory, much to my shame. I can’t even remember which incarnation it was back then. All I recall was I was vegetarian at the time,…
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Review – The Earl of Pitt Street, Newcastle

We recently welcomed a guest from Switzerland to visit, and the unofficial plan was to take him places he didn’t know of when he lived in the Toon. We spent a day cycling in Kielder, which is a ‘coming soon’…
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The Best Sunday Lunches in the North East!

Getting a Sunday lunch like your mum makes isn’t always guaranteed when it comes to dining out. My own mother used to make an awesome roast, and my own attempts aren’t too shabby either! I’m an expert at making Yorkie…
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Popaball Event – Fenwick Newcastle

It’s not often I’m invited to be in two places at once, but it happened last week. Glasshouse had to postpone the Press Event they scheduled on the 12th Feb due to a burst pipe, but unfortunately rescheduled it for…
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The Pancake Café, Durham

Finding Dark Matter was a surprise and a half for Jnr, and it’s become a favourite of his when we’re in Durham. Last time we popped in for hot chocolate and Pokemon cards I noticed a quaint looking townhouse over…
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Wynyard Hall Hotel and Spa

The last few weeks have been very tough and tiring for both me and Him Indoors. He spent some time away with work and I’ve felt a bit blue for one reason and another. I was thinking about an evening…
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Visit to Saltburn by the Sea

Him Indoors loves the beach. This love affair started back in Brazil, so it’s easy to understand why he’d be keen on going. The reality of even the sunniest day in the UK probably can’t match those of Ipanema or…
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The Best Afternoon Teas in the North East!

There aren’t many people I know who don’t like Afternoon Tea! I’m frequently asked for recommendations by friends, more so than any other type of dining experience. I used to feel like they were the dominion of old ladies until…
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