Before Christmas we decided to have a few days away before the festivities began to celebrate our anniversary. We looked at lots of different UK cities, but found it difficult to book hotels at short notice, especially over the weekend. Instead it was decided we'd stay local, especially as Him ... Read More about Review – The Townhouse, Durham
I've been very fortunate to eat in some amazing restaurants over the last year. I'm not the kind of person who must eat at famous eateries all the time, and some of the best meals have been in unassuming establishments. Last February I visited Dubai and enjoyed eating at the Burj Al Arab during ... Read More about Review – The Raby Hunt
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 someone from somewhere else (in fact, a different continent!) means I have tried to expand my horizons in ... Read More about Best of – Jesmond
Continuing my run-through of great places to visit, I thought I'd share some of the lovely cafes we have in the Newcastle area. Pani's Cafe This is the best cake in Newcastle... in my humble opinion! It's strawberry cheesecake Jim, but not as we know it :) I've been visiting Pani's since I ... Read More about Best of 2014 – Part Three, featuring the best cake in Newcastle!
Following on from yesterday's run through of places I visited on my travels I thought I'd highlight some of the very good gastropubs we have in the North East that may be off the 'beaten track'. I tend not to sample the booze as I'm always the designated driver, so often the grub is my focus. Him ... Read More about Best of 2014 – Part Two
I had a great conversation with some guys at work today about restaurants and cafes in the local area, so decided to write a post about some of the lovely places I ate in 2014 I would recommend to try. I could write for ages on this subject, but thought I could split it down into a series of posts ... Read More about Best of 2014 – Part One
It's been such a long time since I wrote a blog, and felt the best thing to do was to dive right back in! I may have been quiet on the writing front, but I've continued my visits to some amazing places over the last few months and will update the page in due course. Highlights included a meal and ... Read More about Afternoon Tea at Rosie’s Cafe, Gosforth.
We're reaching the end of the holidays and I'm starting to feel like I've exhausted every option to keep Junior entertained and away from Minecraft! A losing battle, I must admit, but he needs 'outside' interaction. I'd started following a new account on Twitter (@lettherebcrumbs) and thought I'd ... Read More about By the Seaside
This weekend has been quite a food-orientated one, even by my standards! On Friday we celebrated my son's 12th birthday. I asked him where he wanted to visit as a treat, and he specifically requested an Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House. As it is one of my absolute favourite places in Newcastle to ... Read More about Jnr’s Birthday – Featuring The Staith House and Jesmond Dene House
It's been a while since I wrote anything on my blog, mainly because I've been too busy sunning myself in lovely Dubai. I'm intending to sicken people with my holiday photos at some point, but more pressing was my review of Jamie's Italian. It opened last week in Newcastle, and I couldn't pass up on ... Read More about Jamie’s Italian Newcastle