Monthly Archive: July 2016

Sunday Lunch at The Earl of Pitt Street

I’ve wanted to return to The Earl of Pitt Street since our last visit wasn’t as successful as it should have been. You can read all about it here, but to cut a long story short we were incorrectly told…
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Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle*

With my Brazilian sister-in-law visiting we had a long list of places lined up to show off the North East. I thought ‘English’ experiences would be best, so organised an afternoon tea which I knew she’d love. Unfortunately it fell…
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Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

My son’s school occasionally has bake sales and, with allergies in children quite common now, I have a list of ingredients to avoid using. This one bowl recipe is very simple to make, and the nuts can be left out…
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Le Raaj, Chester Moor – Review*

We were invited to try out Le Raaj recently, an Indian restaurant located on the road linking Chester-le-Street and Durham. Housed in an old Victorian chapel, I had driven past many times on my way to work and found it an intriguing…
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Ping! Gets Newcastle Active

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

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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