Light Bites

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

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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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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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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Review – Zapatista, Newcastle

I miss working in Newcastle City Centre. I used to have an amazing time wandering round the Grainger Market, grabbing a Pizza by the Slice before heading back to the office. There seems to be a wealth of new places…
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Best Cafes in Newcastle

Following on from my review of The Whistler Tearooms I decided to write a post about some of the lovely coffee shops we have in Newcastle. Nothing makes me happier than a decent cuppa and cake! I have previous blogged…
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Review – The Whistler Tearooms, Newcastle

Facebook is a wonderful tool for discovering new places to eat. I’ve lived in Newcastle all my life but still haven’t visited every single restaurant and bar in the city. I was looking through my feed and noticed a friend…
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