Monthly Archive: May 2015

Cake Stories, Jesmond

I would never turn down the chance for a slice of cake and a cuppa. We had a mooch in Jesmond and decided to stop off at newly opened Cake Stories while in the area for refreshments. We were impressed…
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Liberty Brown, Sunderland

Far from being anti-Sunderland, I’m actively venturing over to the ‘Dark Side’ to try out new places. Having visited The Joiners Arms and signed up for their mail shots I received an email with vouchers for their sister establishments, one…
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Darlington Food Festival

The Darlington Festival of Food is a reasonably new kid on the event roster, and it went toe-to-toe with Tynemouth last weekend in terms of scheduling. It certainly didn’t feature as many stalls, but we were still looking forward to visiting. We…
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Tutti Frutti, Whitburn

I was tipped off about Tutti Frutti, an ice cream parlour in Whitburn, by a colleague. They’re a great bunch, always giving me suggestions for the blog. Located not far from Souter Lighthouse, the kitsch style of the website made…
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Cracking Cheese, Gromit – Wensleydale Adventures

Our visit to Yorkshire was slightly hampered by the rainfall, which seemed quite monumental during the May Bank Holiday weekend. For further evidence see our picture taken at Hardraw! Because it was too wet to visit some of the outdoor…
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Manny’s Pizza Deli, Ridley Place

After weeks of Twitter buzz we have another new place to eat in the Toon. Manny’s made all the right noises on social media and whipped everyone into a frenzy. It was all cloak & dagger in terms of the opening…
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Jesmond Food Market, Armstrong Bridge

I have great memories of the Armstrong Bridge Craft Fair, which used to take place every Sunday. There’d be lots of quirky items from local producers, and I still have a glass necklace purchased from a stall on one particular visit….
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