Light Bites

Places that are perfect for lunch or if you aren’t feeling that hungry.

Family Trip to South Shields

Jnr spends every other weekend with his Dad so I try to make the most of the ones he spends at home. It isn’t always easy to coerce him into leaving the PC behind for the day, but if I…
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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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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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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 Café

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 Café for Afternoon Tea. These were launched this month and was looking…
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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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