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Cal’s Own – Saturday Night In with the Lurgy

Him Indoors had chicken pox all last week. It’s unusual for adults to be struck with this affliction, so it was quite a surprise when I spotted the tell tale rash. He’d complained about feeling fluey the previous weekend and…
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How Do You Eat Yours?

No, not a How to Eat a Creme Egg guide 🙂   We had a very interesting conversation a few weeks ago with a friend of ours regarding scones. Yes, we really are that boring! It never occurred to me…
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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 CafĂ©

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 CafĂ© for Afternoon Tea. These were launched this month and was looking…
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Painted Elephant, Newcastle (Now Closed)

As I’ve said previously, I was vegetarian in my youth. I didn’t find it easy as a fussy eater, especially not liking mushrooms! I found when I ate out the only options involved portobellos and/or pasta, so was pretty uninspired….
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Review – Artisan, Newcastle

It was over a decade between my visits to the restaurant based in The Biscuit Factory, much to my shame. I can’t even remember which incarnation it was back then. All I recall was I was vegetarian at the time,…
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Review – The Earl of Pitt Street, Newcastle

We recently welcomed a guest from Switzerland to visit, and the unofficial plan was to take him places he didn’t know of when he lived in the Toon. We spent a day cycling in Kielder, which is a ‘coming soon’…
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The Best Sunday Lunches in the North East!

Getting a Sunday lunch like your mum makes isn’t always guaranteed when it comes to dining out. My own mother used to make an awesome roast, and my own attempts aren’t too shabby either! I’m an expert at making Yorkie…
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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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