Light Bites

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

Review – Dark Matter Cafe, Durham

Finding places that really appeal to Jnr is hard. Not only is he a fussy eater, he is also totally obsessed with computer games. Him Indoors would also rather play on his PS4 than be dragged off to spas or…
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Review – The Garage Spa, Greta Bridge

Following on from my post about our stay at The Morritt, here are our thoughts about neighbouring spa – The Garage. Our spa experiences historically have been limited to those found within hotel chains. Him Indoors and I visited the…
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The Staiths Café, Dunston

Dunston is not somewhere I’d usually consider spending a Sunday lunchtime, but that’s precisely what I did this week. Jnr and I had the opportunity to have some alone time together, and I wracked my brain for suggestions that would…
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Family Trip to Tynemouth

  Jnr has always disliked his hair cut. When he was younger I allowed a friend who was studying Hairdressing to cut his hair, and it resulted in a snipped neck! It would take huge amounts of bribery to get…
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Ideas for Valentine’s Day In and Around the Toon

Let’s face it, Valentine’s is overrated. When you’re single you feel like crap if you don’t get a card. You’re then faced with the loved up ones around you flaunting their overpriced Interfora bouquets and Pandora jewellery. When you’re part…
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Review – Lane 7, Newcastle

I’ve become conscious of late that Jnr isn’t always consulted when it comes to our plans. What may be of interest to me and Him Indoors does not necessarily appeal to a 12 year old boy. Plus he’s about to…
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Review – The Botanist, Newcastle

I recall around this time last year lots of chatter about a new restaurant opening in Newcastle, and the clamour to get a table when it opened its doors. There was a lot of hype surrounding the opening, especially as…
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Review – Running Fox, Felton

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to do an observational shift in a different service area of work, which meant I got to meet some new people. During the course of the day we talked about our respective…
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Best of – Jesmond

I’ll openly admit that I’m a creature of habit, and once I find something I like I stick with it. Growing up in the North East means I was complacent in how well I knew my local area, but dating…
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