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The Gateshead Foodbank

Although the blog is about dining out, we do talk a lot in our household about food waste, sustainability and those less fortunate than ourselves. We’ve posted about a pay-as-you-feel food night that was designed to use up food waste…
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Living North – The Essence of Christmas Fair 2015

I’m a creature of habit and love traditions. Every year I visit Gosforth Racecourse for Living North magazine’s Christmas Fair, which has been running for 10 years now, which for me heralds the start of the festive season. Running from…
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Canny Launch – The Town Wall, Newcastle

I’ve been following the progress of Canny, a local business which has created a range of ‘clean’ milkshakes, for a while now on Twitter. I started to follow initially because of the shared moniker, but my interest grew after doing…
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A Sneaky Peek – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle

We were invited along this week to take a sneaky peek at Crowne Plaza Hotel, which is situated behind Central Station in the regenerated Stephenson Quarter. Since the Boiler Shop Steamer event started, and with the recent relocation of Northumbria…
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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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Event – Stargazing, Ridley Hall

As a National Trust member I receive emails about upcoming events. I generally disregard them, relying more on Social Media to find things that may interest me. Visiting Kielder Observatory last year – blog here – and seeing the Sun through…
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Recipe – Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

This week was huge for Him Indoors. After 6 years of living in the UK he officially became a citizen on Wednesday. We had a little celebration at Bar Loco afterwards which was marred by the food arriving late and…
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Recipe – Low Carb Egg Cups

I’m not an egg fan. I can’t even recall when the last time I ate an egg was, but I suspect it would have been when I was a very small child. I was always a very fussy eater, and…
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